Music Generation

Knockanean N.S. participates in the Music Generation Programme.  Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme that transforms the lives of children and young people through access to high quality performance music education in their locality.

May 2017:

On Friday May 5th, Fourth and Fifth classes went to the music generation concert in Danlann an Chlair. There were two other school with us – Quin NS and Educate together NS. Some of the songs we sang were “Rhythm of Life”,  “Feet of a Dancer”, “ Somewhere only we know”,” Bonsai Abba”. We rehearsed from 4.00 pm until 6.30 pm. Then we had a break and our parents came in to see the show at 7.00 pm. We sang as a class and then we came together with the other schools for some songs. It was a really good evening.

By Fiadh O’Shea and Oisín O’ Donoghue

November 2016:

Music Generation Songsters: On Nov 30th Fourth and Fifth went to Glór for Music Generation Songsters. We met Garry McCarthy and Rhowen , our singing teacher. There were lots of other schools there too. Knockanean sang with Labasheeda School and Newmarket on Fergus school. We sang our class rap and the Naughty Little Flea.It was good fun.Garry Mc Carthy sang a rap he made up himself. He also taught us a new song. Garry brought up five or six people to record it,including one teacher .

Aaisha O’Doherty- Bhatti,Lauren McMahon and Gearoid Barry


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September 2016:

On Wednesday the 28th of September, rapper Gary McCarthy owner of GMC beats visited the school. Children from loads of different schools attended.We came up with our own rap and recorded it.  We picked our own backing track from a famous rapper. We all had a part to rap. The rap was based on music and beats.   It was a brilliant day and we really enjoyed it.

By Ian Williams, Paddy Mc Guinness and Garbhan Monahan.

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September 2016:

Music Generation:This is the 3rd year of this music programme, which will continue again this year with 4th and 5th classes. This is Ireland`s new national music education programme, initiated by Music Network, and funded by U2 and The Ireland Funds. The aim of this programme is to contribute to the development of a national system of local music education services. By establishing a music education service of international excellence, it is the intention that every child and young person has access to high quality vocal and instrumental music education that is locally provided within a national framework.

The aim of the Escalation Singing Programme is to introduce children to a variety of repertoire which foster listening, composing and performing, while exploring the elements of metre, rhythm and pitch. The emphasis for the year will be to combine the more popular elements of the previous years. There will also be two performances, in November and in May.