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Summer Camp

Looking forward to our Summer Camp next week where an enthusiastic gang will come together to put on a performance of some of the songs and scenes of Shrek! Featuring all your favourite fairy tale characters… Exciting times ahead – don’t miss out – book your ticket for one of our shows on 17th August […]

Beats in the Barracks

Interesting and exciting happenings in Longford town for the first week in June – sounds like a great opportunity for secondary school musicians and wanna-be musicians hanging around the house – waiting for everyone else to start the Summer!! This week of music with Dennis McCalmont and Anthony McNamee visiting musicians will mentor the group, […]

Pantastic! 2019

Pantastic! brought to Ballymahon the enchanting world of Neverland, with all its colourful characters and amazing adventures, needs little introduction. The daring exploits of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell, along with Captain Hook, Tiger Lily, Tootles and the Lost Boys, have had generations of children – not to mention adults – spellbound. This adaptation remains […]

School of Rock 2018/19!!

24 March, Backstage Theatre, Longford saw the amazing performance of Pitch & Pulse first year of STARS!! This little group have met weekly since September, learning about rhythm, pulse and sound through songs and games. Having fun with percussion instruments and ukuleles, clapping songs and dances brought the group together singing pop songs and classics. […]

Christmas Concert 2018

This Christmas I decided to stay in Ardagh and use St Patrick’s church in the village centre for our Christmas Piano Concert. The Piano Shop in Athlone manoeuvred one of their pianos up the steps into the church ready for us the Sunday before Christmas.We had a lovely evening where all our pianists played Christmas […]

Let’s do a Nativity! December 2018

Christmas classic – A Nativity for Bog Lane Youth Musical Theatre Let’s Do A Nativity is a play within a play. A group of children – ‘The Producers’ – decide to stage their own Christmas nativity show. They are overwhelmed with volunteers and hold auditions As they struggle with scripts, organise unruly shepherds and search […]

Let’s do Bugsy! Summer 2018

Bog Lane Youth Musical Theatre – Let’s do Bugsy! Ardagh Music Room’s version of the classic children’s musical comedy Bugsy Malone!  Could our gang of fabulous actors learn all their songs and lines in one week to produce two performances for more sell-out audiences? The answer is Yes they can!! Despite stifling heat and intense […]

Cinderella & Rockerfella – March 2018

Bog Lane Youth Musical Theatre Ardagh Music Room, KC Creations and Bog Lane Theatre joined forces to introduce the BOG LANE YOUTH MUSICAL THEATRE with a SELL OUT production of Cinderella & Rockerfella a modern twist on the classic pantomime tale. With rehearsals starting in February the three performances over St Patrick’s weekend sold out […]

Christmas Concert – 2017

Tashinny Church – 2017 The number of students performing in the Ardagh Music Room’s Christmas Concert 2017 was such that my small music room did not have the space to accommodate all the pianists and their families so I had to look for somewhere different – with a piano! Tashinny church is cosy and comfortable […]

Piano Mini-Camp – Summer 2017

This year saw my first piano-camp for early years pupils and what a great success it was! I use the excellent Birds & Dogs method for teaching the younger students but wanted to run a camp that was accessible to students unfamiliar with it. The aim was to introduce technical and note letter names and […]

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