Trad Group Session - Clongowes Wood College

Posted: 7th April 2016

Clongowes Wood College SJ
The Clongowes Trad group will be playing in Connolly’s of Ballagh on Tuesday April 12th from 7.30-9.30PM.
This promises to be a great night of music and song and provides an opportunity to say thank you and farewell to our two sixth year students who have given such great service over the years.
Directions to Connolly’s from the school:
Exit the school and head right towards Kilcock.
Travel as far as Baltracy crossroads (a well lit up junction)
Turn left, signposted Donadea and Timahoe.
Go straight down this road, approx 4 km until you pass Donadea forest park on your left
Keep going straight and after approx one km more you will reach a crossroads with a small stone pub on the right. That is Connolly’s.
Clongowes Trad Group

Started in 2008 by Clongowes music teacher, Catherine Heslin, the Clongowes ‘Trad Group’ is a collaboration of students from all year groups as well as staff members. Trad for Trócaire is a national fundraising campaign promoting Irish music as a way of raising money for Trócaire’s overseas development work. As active participants in the campaign for some years, the Clongowes Trad Group was invited to launch the Trad for Trócaire campaign in both 2014 and 2015.

The Clongowes Trad Group is is made up of musicians playing a variety of musical instruments including the fiddle, flute, tin whistle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, cajón and bodhrán. The group meets once a week to rehearse and they are regular performers at school events as well as outside of the college.

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