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
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.