Coláiste Bhríde’s folk band, under the guidance of Mr. David Callanan, had huge success on Tuesday, 22nd March winning the GAA’s national “Song to Commemorate 1916” competition.

Their ballad entitled “The Last Gun Fired” beat off stiff competition from schools throughout the country to land the top prize! Four members of the group were on hand to travel to Croke Park to the presentation of prizes during the Easter holidays. They were thrilled to accept their prize which included a cash sum to invest in their group and also a chance to record their song for a commemorative CD to be published by the GAA.

The folk group came together last September from the various musical strands within Coláiste Bhríde; the trad group, the concert band, the choir and as competitors and winners in the annual school Xmas Factor. Since then they have performed at school events as well as at Christmas they appeared in Rathwood and Kilkenny Castle.

The musicians in question are:

Jacqui Whelan, Ciara Jordan, Roisin O’Keeffe, Josh McGrath, Paddy Doyle, Stephanie Hale, Vinny Murphy, PJ Barnes and Mr Callanan.

A huge congratulations to all members of this hugely talented group!