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Term: Music and Performance
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Orchestral Talent

May 22 2023
Students from Presentation College performed to a full house in Visual on Friday night. Carlow Youth Orchestra and special guests from Carlow College of Music performed music from Movies and Video Games 'A Night At The Movies' under the direction of Majella Swan. Well done to Zena, Edward, Sarah, Agnese, Mikey, Sophie, Alex and Kris.


Music Trip

Mar 30 2023

More than 50 Music students from Transition, Fifth and Sixth Year went to the George Bernard Shaw Theatre at Visual today. Carlow Institute's Music Performance and Performing Arts courses presented a showcase of their work called Dream. They performed Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Scattered Light, a live music performance featuring songs by AC/DC, Evanescence, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, 4 Non Blondes and lots more. Our students loved the performances and had a lovely day out. 

Congratulations and Best of Luck to Past Pupil AaRoN Smith

Mar 29 2023

AaRoN Smith is a past pupil and former Head Boy 2021 - 2022 of Presentation College Carlow, he is currently studying at BIMM in Dublin to hone his craft for songwriting, Smith is already attracting plenty of attention for his clever, catchy, quirky and original songs. He releases his first single titled “Shotgun” on all streaming and download platforms on April 7thClick here for more information and links 

Christmas Concert

Dec 12 2022
Congratulations to Alex Halpin, Edward Scully, Mila Connolly, Kris Tai and Sophie Cole on a wonderful performance in the Carlow College of Music Christmas Concert on Sunday.

School Musical Cancelled

Due to the recent death of one of our students, all performances of the school musical have been cancelled. We appreciate everyone’s understanding of the cancellation at this sad time in our school community.

Annual Prize-Giving Awards Ceremony 2022

Our Annual Awards Prize-Giving Ceremony took place recently to recognise all the achievements by our students both academically and through extra-curricular activities throughout the year.
The awards ranged from Sporting Achievements, Musician of the Year, Student of the Year, AILO/AIPO, Student Council, CEIST, Bridin Quinn, Amanda O'Mahony Memorial German Award.
It was very uplifting to recognise the continuous hard work being done by all our staff and students both inside and outside of the classroom, particularly during a most difficult year.

We congratulate all our worthy award winner recipients and thank them for always representing themselves and our school with such pride and honour. We wish them all the very best in their future endeavours.  Click HERE for information on the awards and photos.

Music News

Mar 09 2022
Colm Broderick, a past Head Boy of Presentation College, Carlow, will be taking part in a celebration of the life and work of the late Liam O’Flynn in the National Concert Hall on 15th March. Na Píobairí Uilleann recently gave Colm the honour of taking possession of a set of uilleann pipes made by Leo Rowsome which belonged to the late Liam O’Flynn. The pipes also passed through the hands of Seán Reid and Willie Clancy. Colm is tasked with playing and looking after this wonderful and historic instrument and carrying on its legacy. In 2021 Colm was awarded the Gold Medal on the uilleann pipes at the Seán Ó Riada Bonn Óir competition. Colm will be one of many musicians on the night honouring the late piper. Renowned musicians such as Matt Molloy, Paddy Glackin, Noel Hill and Mary Bergin will also be performing.

One Step Beyond

Dec 14 2021

Liam Lawton’s song ‘One Step Beyond’ was recently recorded by First, Fifth and Sixth Year students in honour of Nano Nagle and the Presentation Sisters. Our very talented Head Boy, Aaron Smith, recorded the song and created the video, in addition to singing the song with his classmates. Music Department students decided to record the song as we couldn’t have our usual Presentation Day celebration this year. The recording is dedicated to three Presentation Sisters from our local schools who passed away in 2021 Sr. Patricia O’Byrne, Sr. Kathleen Hendron and Sr. Mary Keary, and all the Presentation Sisters around the world.



O Holy Night Performance


This Christmas we could not sing together and make music together like we look forward to and enjoy so much every year in Presentation College, Carlow. We felt we could not let the year that was 2020 close without performing a firm favourite of ours from all the Christmas carols, ‘O Holy Night’. For the last ten years the annual carol service in Presentation College has finished with ‘O Holy Night’ and we really wanted to create something special that could be shared with the whole school community as 2020 draws to a close. We are fortunate to have many very talented musicians in Presentation College and this video showcases just a few of them. Click on the picture above to listen and enjoy. Click on the heading for further details.

Virtual School Awards Ceremony

Our virtual School Awards Ceremony took place online. Congratulations to all award recipients and thank you to all staff and students who participated in the numerous activities in our school throughout the year. Congratulations to all recipients.  You may view the ceremony by clicking on the following link: