Tralee Students To Join Whistleblast Quartet For Free Concert At Siamsa

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Ken Edge, Conor Linehan, Oonagh Keogh and Mary Curran of the Whistleblast Quartet.

MERCY Mounthawk and St Ita’s and St Joseph’s students have been working with the Whistleblast Quartet, who are putting on a free concert in Siamsa Tire next week.

The WhistleBlast Quartet, (Ken Edge, Conor Linehan, Oonagh Keogh and Mary Curran) is enjoying a busy nationwide Composition Programme, funded by the Art Council’s Arts Grant Funding, and this will take in a concert at 6pm on next Monday evening.

The Quartet has been working with six secondary and special schools around the country and this includes Mercy Mounthawk and St Ita’s and St Joseph’s pupils in Tralee.

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It provided an opportunity for a diverse group of young people to work together with professional musicians to: compose, perform and develop musical playing skills regardless of individual abilities.

The working title, ‘The Greatest Challenge’, led to all groups creating fantastic songs and instrumentals delving into ideas about immigration, love and friendship!

Students will create and compose the final performance piece through percussion, choral, rapping and instrumental groups.

The integration of special schools has been a wonderfully joyful aspect of the programme and an opportunity for different sectors in the community to work closely together and exchange ideas through a quality cultural event.

Booking essential through the schools or at

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