Pupils re­turn to mu­si­cal roots


Bray People - - NEWS - MARY FOG­A­RTY

THE BOYS of St. Cro­nan's Boys Na­tional School went back to their roots re­cently, with the re­lease of a new DVD and CD in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Donal Lunny.

Ex­plor­ing the world of Celtic cul­ture may seem the work of pro­fes­sors and uni­ver­si­ties, but the boys of the lo­cal school got an op­por­tu­nity to do just that with schools in Manch­ester, Eng­land and Gali­cia, Spain.

The re­sult is a mu­si­cal pro­duc­tion which in­cludes songs in Ir­ish, English and Galego.

In­ter­na­tion­ally renowned mu­si­cians Donal Lunny from Ire­land, Michael McGoldrick from the UK and Xose Manuel Budino from Spain gave their time to ac­com­pany the chil­dren on the var­i­ous songs and pro­duce and ar­range the pro­ject.

Span­ish film-mak­ers came to Bray last year to record and film the boys at St. Cro­nans and while in Bray shot some magnificent film of the lo­cal area.

' The peo­ple of Bray should be re­ally proud of this pro­duc­tion,' said a mem­ber of the Par­ents Com­mit­tee.

‘Not only does it show Bray in a fan­tas­tic light but it also high­lights the wealth of tal­ent of our young peo­ple.'

Celtic Roots was of­fi­cially launched in North­ern Spain Re­cently, and was re­leased in Bray last week.

'Celtic Roots' can be pur­chased form the school at (01) 2860440 or prin­ci­pal­stcro­nans@eir­com.net for €15 for one copy and €10 for each ex­tra copy.

At the lunch of the new ‘Celtic Roots’ CD and DVD in St Cro­nan’s Boys Na­tional School were (from left): James Ma­hon, Anna Wil­son, Donal Lunny, School Prinic­pal Vaughan Dodd, Joan Marie Healy and Karl O'Broin

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