Category Archives: Music and Performance

Hamlet for Leaving Certs

Leaving Certs attending Hamlet on Monday 13th January 2020 with Miss Sara O’Doherty.

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Newcastle West Lions Club Christmas Carol Service

Desmond College Choir with Ms Keane, Ms MacCarthy and Claire Sheehan wowed the audience, along with a vast array of local musical talent, at the wonderful Newcastlewest Lions Club Christmas Carol Service

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Diversity and Inclusivity Tree

Thanks to Mr Shiels, Art Department and Mr John English for our Diversity and Inclusivity Tree, reflecting our 22 nationalities.

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European Erasmus Programme

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 … Continue reading

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Limerick Music Generation

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. Some Transition Year students enjoying … Continue reading

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Desmond College presents Mamma Mia – The Musical

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 The Mortell Family, including Bryan Mortell who played Harry, were … Continue reading

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Desmond College Musical 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!

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“Thank you for the Music” – School Musical

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 … Continue reading

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Leaving Cert Students attend “An Triail” at the Belltable

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

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Mamma Mia!

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 … Continue reading

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School Musical Auditions

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

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Limerick Music Generation and Transition Year Programme

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 … Continue reading

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Desmond College Choir Accompany Liam Lawton

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Cantata BWV 78 “Jesu, der du Meine Seele” at
St Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick