Feis Ceoil Individual Successes
Many of Wesley’s top musicians were competing in this year’s Electric Ireland Feis Ceoil, one of Ireland’s longest running classical music festivals. Martina O’Connell and Bethany Edgar won the Kitty O’Callaghan Trophy, a duo competition in which both piano and voice are equal partners. Success did not end there as Bethany picked up more silverware in the Senior Piano Duet category where she was joined by Eric Sheeran-Purcell at the piano to claim the Trimble Cup. She also went on to place second in the Senior Pianoforte and was Highly Commended in the Esposito Cup for Solo Piano. Martina came joint second with Fiadh Eddison in the Girls Vocal Solo competition and was Highly Commended in the Rhoda Coghill Cup for Flute and Piano.
Killian White was awarded first place and the Elsner Cup for Cello and Piano Duo, while Colm Du also took first prize in the Junior Classical Guitar B competition. He was later Highly Commended in the St Cecilia Cup (Strings). Many other commended certificates went to Wesley musicians, including Aoife Lyons (Junior Violincello), Jin Long Situ (Junior Piano & Solo Piano), Jane Robertson (Junior Clarinet B) and Victoria Brooks (Senior Recorder). Well done to all on their fine achievements.