Gortnacart National School launched their music CD and DVD in the Parish Centre, Ardara, recently.
The pupils entertained the packed hall by singing songs, playing the tin whistle and reciting poetry in both Irish and English.
This was a unique and memorable occasion for all who attended.
Teachers Brid Hennigan and Christine Breslin decided to promote the talent of their pupils and showcase the scenic area of Gortnacart where the school nestles in a glorious countryside.
After months of rehearsals and practicing the children travelled to Valley Music Recording studio to record three chosen songs – ‘This is my own school’ (Melody P. Cavanagh) ‘Home to Donegal’, ‘An Chéad Nollaig’(Dominic ó’Braonáin) and ‘I hope you never give up’ (local singer/songwriter Tanya McCole).
Tanya, who is a past pupil of Gortnacart, made a special appearance on the night.
Aerial footage by JMAC on the DVD captures breath-taking scenes from Ardara and Gortnacart.
Artistic pupils, Lucas and Simon designed the CD cover.
Deirdre Mooney, a parent in the school and a renowned musician, helped with rehearsals and provided backing with her guitar on the night.
Frank McGee was M.C. on the night and Ciara Hennigan helped capture some great photos.
Principal, Bríd Hennigan said, she is very proud of each and every one of her pupils.
“We hope they will have cherished memories of this very special CD/DVD recording in years to come,” she said.
Scoil Náisiúnta Ghort na Ceártan CD / DVD is on sale for 10 euro in Diver’s Paper Shop, Centra in Ardara and Maloney’s Service Station.
Gortnacart National School would like to thank everyone that got involved.Tags: