Pupils return to musical roots
ST. CRONAN’S BOYS TUNE IN WITH DONAL LUNNY
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 email@example.com 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