Music at Kilkenny College

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”   - Plato

Music is in integral part of life at Kilkenny College we endeavour to inspire a love of music in students of all ages and abilities. We cater to a wide range of musical styles from classical to traditional, jazz and rock.  

We offer tuition in a wide range of instruments: piano / singing / violin / viola / cello / organ / saxophone / trombone / trumpet / clarinet / percussion / bass, electric, acoustic, and classical guitar / ukulele / flute / recorder / tin whistle / music theory.  

We have a wide range of instruments available in the school for use and many are available to rent.  

Students are welcome to join our many ensembles such as, jazz band, Irish traditional group, ukulele group, orchestra, recorder ensemble, sight singing/ junior /senior and chamber choirs.  

Through our partnership with St Canice’s Cathedral, we offer generous Choral Scholarships for singing in the Cathedral which covers the cost of singing lessons and a generous stipend. 

Our students have opportunities to perform at our many school events such as, the carol service, the musical evening, and the many pop-up concerts that take part during the year. We also take part in choral and music festivals throughout the country.   

For further information please contact our department co-ordinator: 

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Music Staff 

Lisa Hennessy- Music Department Co-ordinator, Guitar Tutor

Bartosz Thiede- Choral Conductor, Organ, Piano and Vocal Tutor

Nicola Harding- Head of Academic Music, Vocal Tutor

Annemarie Kavanagh- Department Music Teacher, Grupa Ceoil and Ukulele Director, piano, vocal tutor

Eamon Cahill- Jazz Band Director, Woodwind/Brass Tutor

Carl Rochford- Orchestra Conductor, Strings Tutor

Yvonne Collier- Piano Tutor

Cora Newman- Vocal Tutor

Ashley Sheehan- Guitar Tutor

Jeremy Hickey- Percussion Tutor

Instruments 

Piano

Organ

Violin

Viola

Cello

Clarinet

Saxaphone

Trumpet

Trombone

Voice

Guitar

Ukulele

Percussion

Flute

Recorder/Tin Whistle

Music Theory

 

Ensemble Timetable 

Senior choir; Monday 6-7pm

Junior choir; Tuesday 4-5pm

Chamber Choir; Tuesday 6-7pm

Pop choir; Friday 3.45-4.30pm

Orchestra; Thursday 6.15-7.30pm

Jazz Band; Tuesday, lunchtime

Grupa Ceoil; Monday, lunchtime

Recorder Ensemble; Tuesday, lunchtime

Sight-Singing Classes; Tuesday, 5-6pm.