Offaly student wins big at Sligo Feis Ceoil

Justin Kelly

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Offaly student wins big at Sligo Feis Ceoil

Eva Henry from Tullamore

The Academy of Music Tullamore has once again triumphed at this year’s Sligo Feis Ceoil which was held over the recent Easter holidays.

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 three school students picking up prizes including Tullamore girl Eva Henry who won in the Junior Vocal Solo Under 16 category.

Also, seven-year-old Michael Finan from Castledaly took second place in the Junior Vocal Solo Under 9 category, and Lauren Finan from Castledaly took third place in the Vocal Solo Under 14 category.

ABOVE: Lauren Finan, Castledaly, Moate, Co. Westmeath

BELOW: Michael Finan, Castledaly, Moate, Co. Westmeath

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

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

In its 115-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.