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:
Lisa Hennessy- Music Department Co-ordinator, Guitar Tutor
Bartosz Thiede- Choral Conductor, Orchestra Conducto, 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- Strings Tutor
Yvonne Collier- Piano Tutor
Cora Newman- Vocal Tutor
Ashley Sheehan- Guitar Tutor
Jeremy Hickey- Percussion Tutor
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.