PÓL Mac Giolla Easpaig, a fifth year student in Coláiste Ailigh, won first prize in the senior solo instrumental category in the All Ireland Final of Scléip 2021.
Pól played a beautiful Venezuelan waltz on the Cello called ‘La Partida’ accompanied by his Music Teacher, Marie McTeague.
This is the sixth year in a row that Coláiste AIligh music students have won an All Ireland title in this talent competition.
A group of first year students from Coláiste Ailigh under their band name ‘Creid’ won second place in the Junior Group Section of the competition this year also.
They sang a translation of a popsong by Pink called ‘Siúl na Bhaile mé’ or Walk me Home.
Organised annually by Gael Linn for Irish medium Secondary Schools and funded by Foras na Gaeilge, Scléíp is a celebration of contemporary music and song through Irish.
The competition was held online this year through the medium of Facebook and Youtube.
The students look forward to chance to perform live again on stage at Scléip 2022.