THE pupils of Scoil Bhride in Portlaoise recently got to experience being a musician for a day when they were treated to a music workshop with some local musicians.
The workshops took place in the school and when all Mr McEvoy’s students walked into the classroom they saw musical equipment all over the room which they would be using.
Local musicians Stewart Quinn along with Declan Dunne were there to help the students write a song.
According to the students: “We sat down and Stewart started talking to us about what type of song we wanted to write. We listened to different types of songs. Stewart split us up into two groups”.
One of the groups worked on the music for the piece while the other group worked on the lyrics.
“We decided to make a song about summer”, said one of the students. “It started off sad and then came the chorus and after that it was happy with a bit of rapping at the end”.
After hours of deliberation the group named their song ‘Summer’s Coming’, and many of the students said that it took a long time to make. As well as this though the group also spent plenty of time rehearsing the song after it was completed to make sure it was going to be perfect for when they got to perform.
A few days later the group did some more rehearsals and then they performed their song in front of other students in the school, teachers and their proud parents.
The workshops proved popular among the students and may have produced some more budding young singer, rappers and musicians.