Music and Performance

European Erasmus Programme

March 6, 2019

The Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board hosted a number of teachers from other European Countries as part of the European Erasmus Programme. As part of the teachers’ visit, they were invited to Desmond College to get an insight into the positive atmosphere and the excellent teaching and learning environment that our students and staff are part of.

Mr José Goterris Carratalá (music teacher from Spain) playing some Irish trad music with students from Desmond College on his visit to the school as part of a European Erasmus Programme.
Mr José Goterris Carratalá (music teacher from Spain) playing some Irish trad music with students from Desmond College on his visit to the school as part of a European Erasmus Programme.

Desmond College Trad Group entertain visiting teachers on European Erasmus Programme
Desmond College Trad Group entertain visiting teachers on European Erasmus Programme

Visiting teachers to Desmond College as part of Erasmus European Project
Visiting teachers to Desmond College as part of Erasmus European Project

Limerick Music Generation

January 31, 2019

Limerick Music generation facilitators are current holding Composing workshops with our TY music students within the school.

These workshops are running over 5 weeks. Students are gaining compositional experiences using various music technologies and methodologies.

Transition Year students enjoying a Composing Workshop hosted by Limerick Music Generation Facilitators
Some Transition Year students enjoying a Composing Workshop hosted by Limerick Music Generation Facilitators

Desmond College presents Mamma Mia – The Musical

November 27, 2018

Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story
Breda Magner, who played Donna, and Ayla De Barra, who played Sophie, were pictured following the Desmond College production of Our Mamma Mia Story at The Desmond College, Newcastle West


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story
The Mortell Family, including Bryan Mortell who played Harry, were pictured following the Desmond College production of Our Mamma Mia Story at The Desmond College, Newcastle West


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story
Kristina Horan, Lucy Flaherty and Katie Campbell were pictured at the Desmond College production of Our Mamma Mia Story at The Desmond College, Newcastle West


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story
Juliette Ambrose, Ellie Casey Dowling and Lucy Shanks, Knockaderry, were pictured at the Desmond College production of Our Mamma Mia Story at The Desmond College, Newcastle West


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story
James O’Connor and Eoin O’Keefe were pictured at the Desmond College production of Our Mamma Mia Story at The Desmond College, Newcastle West


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story
The Production team of Kate Upton, Heather McCarthy and Jude Keane were pictured at the Desmond College production of Our Mamma Mia Story at The Desmond College, Newcastle West


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story





Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story
A scene from the Desmond College production of Our Mamma Mia Story at The Desmond College, Newcastle West


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story
Claire, Justin, Tom and Ronan McMahon were pictured with Pat and Dan Sheehan at the Desmond College production of Our Mamma Mia Story at The Desmond College, Newcastle West


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story
Pat Sheehan, Anita Crowley, Karen O’Sullivan, Teresa O’Donovan, Anne O’Brien and Eddie Crowe, Killeline Nursing Home, were pictured at the Desmond College production of Our Mamma Mia Story at The Desmond College, Newcastle West


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story
The cast of Mamma Mia were pictured before going on stage at the Desmond College production of Our Mamma Mia Story at The Desmond College, Newcastle West


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story
Aida, Konrad and Kuba Kiziedewicz, Newcastle West, were pictured at the Desmond College production of Our Mamma Mia Story at The Desmond College, Newcastle West


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story
Claire Nolan and Ann Noonan, Newcastle West, were pictured at the Desmond College production of Our Mamma Mia Story at The Desmond College, Newcastle West


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story
Emma Kelly and Kate Mulcaire, Kildimo, were pictured with Aoife Kavanagh, Pallaskenry, at the Desmond College production of Our Mamma Mia Story at The Desmond College, Newcastle West


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story
Helen McLoughlin, Zoe Griffin and Michelle Mulcaire, Kildimo, were pictured at the Desmond College production of Our Mamma Mia Story at The Desmond College, Newcastle West


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story
Helen Mulcaire and Carmel Curtin were pictured at the Desmond College production of Our Mamma Mia Story at The Desmond College, Newcastle West


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story
Desmond College Principal Vourneen Gavin-Barry and Vice-Principal Damien Carey were pictured at the Desmond College production of Our Mamma Mia Story at The Desmond College, Newcastle West


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story
Laura Quill, Mary Ellen Quill and Damien Ahern, Athea, were pictured at the Desmond College production of Our Mamma Mia Story at The Desmond College, Newcastle West


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story


Desmond College's product of Our Mamma Mia Story
Marie Wright and Kim Mulvihill, Ballyhahill, were pictured at the Desmond College production of Our Mamma Mia Story at The Desmond College, Newcastle West

November 9, 2018


Desmond College Musical 2018: Thank you for the Music! Our Mamma Mia! Story.

Desmond College Musical 2018

October 24, 2018

Tickets for Our Mamma Mia Story are now on sale in the School reception.
Show on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th November.
Tickets are €10 each.
U12s €5.
Family of 4 €25.

Promises to be a fantastic show!


Desmond College Musical 2018: Thank you for the Music! Our Mamma Mia! Story.

“Thank you for the Music” – School Musical

October 5, 2018

Preparations are well underway for our School Musical – “Thank you for the Music”, a show based on the popular movie Mamma Mia! The musical features hit songs from the well-known band – ABBA!

Rehearsals are after school Tuesdays and Fridays with Katie Upton, Ms Keane and Ms McCarthy.

Excitement is mounting and we are looking forward to the opening show on the 7th of November.


Oct 2018: Desmond College and Gaelcholaiste students prepare for the ABBA musical Thank you for the Music!


Oct 2018: Desmond College and Gaelcholaiste students prepare for the ABBA musical Thank you for the Music!


Oct 2018: Desmond College and Gaelcholaiste students prepare for the ABBA musical Thank you for the Music!


Oct 2018: Desmond College and Gaelcholaiste students prepare for the ABBA musical Thank you for the Music!


Oct 2018: Desmond College and Gaelcholaiste students prepare for the ABBA musical Thank you for the Music!

Leaving Cert Students attend “An Triail” at the Belltable

October 5, 2018

Our Leaving Cert. students attended a thought-provoking production of An Triail at the Belltable, Limerick. Bhain gach duine sult agus taitneamh as.

Oct 2018: Leaving Certificate students attend An Triail in the Belltable Limerick


Oct 2018: Leaving Certificate students attend An Triail in the Belltable Limerick

Mamma Mia!

August 31, 2018

Mamma Mia: Desmond College School Musical 2018-2019

An exciting start to the 2018 new academic year with rehearsals and planning underway for our School Musical “Mamma Mia”!!!!!

Our first year students have already met the production team and have started learning choreography and lyrics to one of the hit songs! The core cast has been selected and students are working on their lines, lyrics and characters.

We are thrilled to have Choreographer Kate Upton from “Over the Rainbow School of Dance” working with us again. The musical will be produced on the 07-09 November ’18.

A must see… This promises to be… Super Trouper!!!!!!

School Musical Auditions

May 11, 2018

Mama Mia auditions taking place on Monday 14th May 2018 in Desmond College

Limerick Music Generation and Transition Year Programme

January 23, 2018

Our TY class has just completed a 4-week creativity music workshop facilitated by Tony Monahan of Limerick Music Generation.

They have had the opportunity to work with various composing applications, music technology devices and recording devices. Some students composed a song, which was recorded and performed by the TY students.

Tony Monahan from Limerick Music Generation delivered this workshop to our Transition Year students.


January 2018: Tony Monahan from Limerick Music Generation delivering a workshop to our Transition Year students
Tony Monahan from Limerick Music Generation delivering a workshop to our Transition Year students.

Jan 2018: Desmond College student records song composed by TY Students during Music workshop with Tony Monahan from Limerick Music Generation
Breda Magner recording a song the Transition Year students composed during a workshop facilitated by Tony Monahan from Limerick Music Generation.

Desmond College Choir Accompany Liam Lawton

December 3, 2017

The Annual Lions Club Concert with Liam Lawton took place on 30th November in NCW Parish Church. Desmond College Choir accompanied Liam throughout the Concert. Desmond College are so proud of the students who participated in the choir making it such a success and to Ms Keane, Ms McCarthy and Ms O’Brien for their amazing work with the choir. A wonderful night was enjoyed by all, and all the proceeds are going to a local charity.


December 2017: Desmond College Choir with teacher Ms Keane  at the Liam Lawton concert
Desmond College Choir with teacher Ms Keane at the Liam Lawton concert.


December 2017: Desmond College Choir with teacher Ms Keane  at the Liam Lawton concert
Members of Desmond College Choir before accompanying Liam Lawton in concert.


December 2017: Desmond College Choir with teacher Ms Keane  at the Liam Lawton concert
Desmond College Choir accompanying Liam Lawton.

Desmond College Senior Music Students Attend Performance of
Cantata BWV 78 “Jesu, der du Meine Seele” at
St Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick

October 27, 2017

Ms.Keane and Ms.O’Brien accompanied senior music students to St Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick where a full analysis and performance of Cantata BWV 78 Jesu, der du Meine Seele by Johann Sebastian Bach was conducted and analysed by Peter Barley.

It was performed by Ancor and St Mary’s Cathedral Choir. This Cantata is one of the four set works on the Leaving Certificate music course.


Oct 2017: Desmond College senior music students attend performance of Cantata BWV 78 Jesu, der du Meine Seele at St Mary's Cathedral in Limerick
Desmond College senior music students attend performance of Cantata BWV 78 Jesu, der du Meine Seele at St Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick.


Oct 2017: Desmond College senior music students attend performance of Cantata BWV 78 Jesu, der du Meine Seele at St Mary's Cathedral in Limerick
Desmond College senior music students attend performance of Cantata BWV 78 Jesu, der du Meine Seele at St Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick.

Lunchtime Trad Session to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

April 5, 2017


Music Teacher Ms Jude Keane joins in the lunchtime Trad Session to celebrate St Patrick's Day.
Music Teacher Ms Jude Keane joins in the lunchtime Trad Session to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

 


17th March 2017: Desmond College Students and Teach Ms Beehan during the Lunch Time Traditional Irish Music Session

Some of Desmond College’s musicians taking part in the lunchtime Trad Session to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

 


17th March 2017: Desmond College Students and Teach Ms Beehan during the Lunch Time Traditional Irish Music Session

Some of Desmond College’s musicians along with Ms Beehan at the lunchtime Trad Session to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

 

Music Trip

March 22, 2017

Desmond College students on a music trip to Cork to see Cork Pops Orchestra 2017 series, conducted by Evelyn Grant.

March 2017: Some of the Music students in Desmond College Cork Pops Orchestra 2017 series, conducted by Evelyn Grant.
Some of the Music students in Desmond College Cork Pops Orchestra 2017 series, conducted by Evelyn Grant.


March 2017: Ms McCarthy with a number of music students in Desmond College Cork Pops Orchestra 2017 series, conducted by Evelyn Grant.
Ms McCarthy with a number of music students in Desmond College Cork Pops Orchestra 2017 series, conducted by Evelyn Grant.

“Hairspray!” Photos

November 30, 2016
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Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

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May 2017: University of Limerick awards certificates to Desmond College first year students.

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray