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St. Peter's National School, Phibsboro, Dublin 7

Lily (our orchestra leader) performing the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (1st movement) in St. Agnes' Crumlin


Strings' News 2023 2024

We are delighted to announce that our strings'/musical programme commenced in term one of this school year. 

Every Monday and Tuesday, all pupils from junior infants all the way up to 6th class received musical and violin tuition with our wonderful strings teacher Ciara. Music is a huge part of school life here in St. Peter's and we are very lucky to have a musical instruction programme such as this operating in our school.

Our school orchestra recommenced in term one also. Pupils from 4th to 6th class are continuing their music education journey with Ciara on Monday afternoons in our Strings Orchestra. This year the orchestra boasts budding cellists, viola and violin players. 

St Peter's is fortunate to be in a position to provide members of the orchestra with violins, violas and cellos to use at home to practise and continue their musical training.

We are delighted to announce that we are returning to the stage of the National Concert Hall (after a five year absence) to perform as part of the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras' Festival of Youth Orchestras on Saturday, 10th of February 2024. We will be part of a 100 plus strong orchestra (performing the likes of Sibelius' Finlandia and the Irish Rover) and we cannot wait.



Music News 2020/2021


A lovely image of our secondary school chamber orchestra before they perform on the stage of the Wesley Feis


2020 - Music


We are designating 2020 the year of Music, culture and the Arts. We have a huge variety of programmes planned.

In January alone, we have engaged the services of The Mobile Music School to conduct 10 week lessons with 6 of our classes, The 'Moon and Sixpence' theatre company visited the school on the 9th and our 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils took part in confidence building/public speaking seminars on the 8th.

Our newly formed chamber choir took part in the Laudate Festival at the end of January as part of Catholic Schools' Week.

Our school orchestra kicked off the 2020 season with their annual benefit concert in St. Peter's Church on the 29th of February with our secondary school chamber orchestra and the Offbeat Ensemble. They will also take part in collaborations with other schools and will travel outside of Dublin for the first time this year.

To cap off term 2, we have drafted a script for a whole school musical but this has been put on hold in light of the recent mandatory school closures.

The culmination of our year of Music and the Arts will be marked with a Gala Concert in St. Peter's Church on the 21st of November to mark 10 years of the strings' project in our school.

More details of different programmes will follow shortly-busy times ahead!!!!


Unfortunately, we have had to pause all of our musical initiatives until further notice in light of Covid-19 restrictions. Hopefully, a lot of the events planned for 2020 can be carried out over the course of 2021.