Music

The Coláiste produce two show annually.
A musical in the first term and a variety show just before the Summer holidays. We also provide music tuition in conjunction with visiting teachers.

  • Musical
  • Showtime
  • Competitions
  • Choir
  • Instrumental Tuition

Annual ETB Talent Competition

Coláiste Students had great success in the annual ETB talent competition. Our singing seniors comprising Alissa Keating, Nicole Butler, Niamh Murphy, Saoirse Murphy, Cillian Heeran, Adam Heeran, Daniel Cunningham and Ciara Hickey came second in the senior section. While the Junior traditional musicians won their competition. These talented musicians were Erin O’ Regan, Aoife Fahy, Sinéad Cunningham, Leah Fitzgerald, Sarah English and Amy O’ Dwyer.
Well done to all students and their teacher Ms Norma Barry-Hurley

Coláiste Dun Iascaigh invites you on a journey to the 80’s.

A journey back to a time when Michael Jackson and Rick Astley were the Kings of Pop…A journey back to a time when bubble skirts and blue eye shadow was cool…
A journey back to a time when the Atari was cutting edge technology…That’s right dudes…you are about to go on a journey…
From the era that brought the world The Rubik’s Cube, Miami Vice and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes this “totally awesome” musical in the style of movies such as Back To The Future, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Karate Kid and The Wedding Singer.

Join the graduating class of William Ocean High School as they live through their final senior year – as they experience the fun, the heartbreak, the loves and the loneliness of growing up…. all set to the biggest hits of the 80’s!!

With songs such as Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, Kids In America, Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Footloose, Mickey, Video Killed The Radio Star, Glory Of Love, Let’s Hear It For the Boy, I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) and You Give Love A Bad Name in the first act alone, there is sure to be plenty of nostalgia for parents and great fun for their children.
As ever, directors Norma Barry-Hurley and Judith Shortall have called on experienced talent such as Alissa Keating, Nicole Butler, Saoirse Murphy, Emily O’ Donovan, Katie Noonan, Amy Carroll and Niamh Murphy from last year’s hit High School Musical. That talented group have already hit the high notes in last year’s show and many others in the past.
This year’s show will unleash new talent on the audience in the Coláiste in the form of Conor Walsh, Leah Murphy, Gillian Conway, Jack Conway, David Murphy, Kevin O’Connor and many other newcomers who have had minor parts in the past but are now ready to  become the new stars of the Coláiste stage.

High School Musical

This year’s musical in Colaiste Dun Iascaigh will be High School al. Following the retirement of the maestro Ms. Deirdre Buckley, Ms Norma Barry-Hurley is joined this year by new co-directors in Ms Kate Lineen and Ms Judith Shortall. Both are teachers in the school and both have a history of acting and singing on stage successfully themselves.
A new show means a new cast and this year the lead roles were eventually given out after many hours of discussions and call-backs. the cast was eventually decided upon. The directors were delighted to see that the cast already knew many of the songs off by heart already by watching the movie over and over again. (That was just the boys!). Some of the parts given are as follows: Troy-Cavan McKenna; Sharpay – Saoirse Murphy; Gabriella – Nicole Butler; Ryan – Cillian Conway; Taylor – Alyssia Keating; Eoin Rowe – Coach Darbus; Amy O’Carroll – Mrs Darbus; Patrick o’ Donovan – Chad; Loredana Marginean – Kelsie. As always the Junior and Senior chorus are an integral part of the show and there are wonderful sing-a-long songs that will stick in the head for days after the show.
The show goes on in the school on the 26th, 27th and 28th of November.

Showtime 2016

See videos of our Summer Show 2016 here