Van-tas­tic stu­dent DJs!

Bray People - - NEWS -

TWO STU­DENTS from County Wick­low will be among the first stu­dents in the coun­try to take up res­i­dency at a stage of an Ir­ish mu­sic fes­ti­val.

Lynn Bren­nan from Bray and Andrew Cullen from Ark­low - both study­ing for a Na­tional Higher Di­ploma in Mu­sic Pro­duc­tion at Dun Laoghaire Fur­ther Ed­u­ca­tion In­sti­tute (DFEI) - and their class­mates will take up res­i­dency at the Van­tas­ti­val Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in Lough over the May Bank Hol­i­day weekend, the first time any col­lege in Ire­land has ac­com­plished this feat.

Both Lynn and Andrew will DJ on­stage over the course of the weekend, which in the past has fea­tured per­for­mances from ac­claimed mu­si­cians such as Damien Dempsey and the Hot House Flow­ers. The stu­dents will also be in­volved in man­ag­ing all as­pects of the stage over the course of the fes­ti­val.

They were also among the DFEI stu­dents who recorded the al­bum 'Di­men­sions' which en­tered the com­pi­la­tion charts last Fri­day and has been re­leased on iTunes. On that al­bum, Andrew pro­duced a cover of the Bobby McFer­rin's ' Don't Worry, Be Happy' with Don­abate Ed­u­cate To­gether and com­posed a dance remix of the song ' Sud­denly' by Do­minic Smith. Lynn pro­duced a remix of 'Bet­ter Off Left Be­hind' which has since been selected as a sin­gle from the al­bum, with the first sin­gle - ‘Ev­ery Time’ - hav­ing peaked at num­ber 2 in the hip hop charts

'It's been a great project,' she said of her ex­pe­ri­ence with the group to date. 'I was de­lighted when the song I pro­duced was selected as a ra­dio sin­gle.'

' I've learned a huge amount about the mu­sic in­dus­try,' Andrew added.

Lynn Bren­nan (left) and Andrew Cullen with Me­gan Evans.

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