Ursuline Secondary School Thurles Feis Ceoil Award

ESB Electric Ireland 2011 Feis Ceoil

Congratulations to the Ursuline Secondary School,Thurles, Co Tipperary on achieving 2nd place in the coveted ‘Alice Yoakley Quirk Cup ‘ at the ESB Electric Ireland 2011 Feis Ceoil.

The School was just narrowly pipped to the post by the Belvedere College Choir who took 1st place this year.

Feis Ceoil was set up in 1896, by the chief representatives of music activity in Ireland under the guidance of Dr. Annie Patterson, to counteract the neglect of music development in this country. Feis Ceoil Association strives to promote excellence in the learning and performance of music across all ages, levels and disciplines. They run an annual festival before Easter each year in Dublin, which comprises almost 200 competitions, attracting over 4,000 participants from all over the island of Ireland. They also run non-competitive events and concerts throughout the rest of the year.

Feis Ceoil occupies a unique position in Irish life. It is an essential element in the musical infrastructure of the country and has made an immeasurable contribution to the study and cultivation of music at all levels in Ireland.

The Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles, has a long tradition of Music in the School and their Music Department has grown and developed over the years, to meet the individual needs of each student. Students have a wide range of instruments to choose from and because the standard of instrumental music is very high, they have recently invested in a Grand Piano.

Tuition is also available in the following instruments:

Strings:- Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp, Guitar and Double Bass.

Wind:- Oboe, Flute, Bassoon, Saxophone and Clarinet.

Percussion:– Timpani, Cymbals, Wood Block and Triangle.

Brass:– Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn and Tuba

To the students and teaching staff at the Ursuline School, go the towns heartiest congratulations and wishes for continued success.



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