Academy Students Triumph at Sligo Feis Ceoil

Musicians bring home silverware

Academy Students Triumph at Sligo Feis Ceoil

Students of The Academy of Music Tullamore have once again collected a plethora of silverware from this year’s Sligo Feis Ceoil which was held over the recent Easter holidays.

By Damian Moran

e-mail: damian@offalyexpress.ie

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In its 112 year illustrious history, Sligo Feis Ceoil has welcomed and rewarded the finest musicians, artists and thespians from the length and breadth of Ireland. Boasting a wide range of categories, often with 20-25 participants per competition, Sligo Feis Ceoil is a renowned platform for budding artists and established talent to compete against like- minded and gifted individuals.

For the past number of years The Academy of Music Tullamore has done remarkably well, with their hardworking students greatly impressing a team of vastly experienced adjudicators.

This year was certainly no exception with the following students joining a long list of prominent winners.

The Academy scooped an astounding 4 first place positions and a further 11 students getting 2nd and 3rd positions in Flute, Cello, Violin, Piano and Singing

Junior Flute Solo – Abbie Keyes – 1st place

Junior Cello Solo – Lucy Fennely – 1st Place

Senior Singing Italian Cup – Laura Slattery – 1st Place

Senior Singing Moores Melodies Cup – Laura Slattery – 1st Place

Junior Piano Solo – Jennifer Dillon – 2nd place

Junior Cello U16 – Lucy Fennely - 2nd Place

Junior Singing U16 any song – Aoife Digan - 2nd Place

Junior Singing Song from a Musical – Aoife Digan - 2nd Place

Senior Singing Opera Cup – Laura Slattery – 2nd Place

Senior Singing Sligo Feis Ceoil Cup – Laura Slattery – 2nd Place

Junior Singing Duet Cup – Sophia Shiel and Lucy Fennely – 2nd Place

Junior Flute Solo – Joshua Guinan – 3rd place

Junior Violin Solo – Jennifer Dillon – 3rd place

Junior Singing Solo – Vlad Spirkin – 3rd place

This is a marvelous achievement for each and every participant and a clear reflection of their dedication and hours of practicing.

As The Academy of Music Tullamore approaches its end of year examinations this is already proving to be a fruitful year for the Academy as it continues to nurture and foster the ever growing talent of midland musicians.