St. Mary's Secondary School, Ballina
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Choir/Traditional Music

08-December-16

St Mary’s Secondary school choir is an integral part of school life and is well known in the locality for its high standard of singing. They sing at all school liturgies, school recognition days and on other occasions where dignitaries such as An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Mary Robinson and Mary McAlesse have visited the school. The choir are also involved in the wider life of the parish and often sing at funerals and weddings of those connected with the school. They have sung with St Muredach’s Cathedral choir and other prominent performers at fundraising concerts in the community.

The choir produced several video recordings in 2017/8. 'Mayo Abú' was released to celebrate the Mayo Senior Ladies Gaelic football team reaching the All Ireland Final and also released a Christmas video in collaboration with the band 'Billow Wood'. Both videos received thousands of views nationwide.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHGyXfXFL8c&t=13s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY9kiSLfQVs

St Mary’s Secondary school choir have been placed first for two successive years in the post-primary section of the Kiltimagh Choral festival.

They have also qualified on several occasions to compete in the regional finals of the RTE School Choir competition and have performed on RTE television as a result. The choir practice weekly after school.

Irish Traditional Music

There is a rich tradition of Irish traditional music in the area. St Mary’s have many fine Irish traditional musicians in the school who are prizewinners in the Fleadhanna competitions. They often perform individually and as a group at school events as well as joining the school choir on numerous occasions.

Events
Dec
04 2018
Leaving Cert Parent Teacher Meeting
Dec
20 2018
School Carol Service in St. Patricks Church
Dec
21 2018
School Pantomime
Jan
07 2019
Class resumes after Christmas
18-Nov-2018
Congratulations to students Amy McGowan, Ellen Fair and Ciara Carr who received Higher Achievement Awards today from the Royal Irish Academy of Music based on their singing exam results. Well done girls!
16-Nov-2018
Congratulations to Roisin Flynn, Sharon Farrell and Grace Judge who were awarded entrance scholarships to UCD based on their Leaving Certificate results 2018. Well done girls!
27-Oct-2018
Our Transitions year students are having a wonderful time exploring the sites of Madrid and surrounding areas!
21-Oct-2018
Congratulations to Amy McGowan who took silver medal in the 100m backstroke and Emma Hughes who took bronze in the 100m Butterfly at the Connacht Senior Schools Championships today. Well done to our other students who took part to
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