Congratulations to Past Pupil, Aislinn who won the South Ulster, String Orchestra, Cup last Friday night at the Education Authority, Music Service, Prize Giving Night. Aislinn began playing the violin when at St. Mary’s through the P5 String’s Project and then continued with the small group lessons offered to all our P6 and P7 Pupils. We are delighted to see how she has built on this and gone on to even greater things! Well done Aislinn from everyone in St. Mary’s.

Feis Success


Very well done to our P6/7 String Orchestra who came 2nd in Newry Feis last week, a tremendous achievement to be so highly placed with stiff competition from 13 other groups!!  Also a big well done to Aoife ( P6), as she came 2nd in the solo violin class. Thank you to their tutors for preparing them so well, Mrs Mc Ardle, Mrs Savage and Mrs Sweeney and also to our own Mrs Mc Cann who facilitates the after school Club.

1st Prize !!!


A delighted P 7 pupil with their 1st place medal for the Banjo Solo Class at Newry Feis. Congratulations from everyone in P 7…

And a big well done to all our pupils who took part in the Feis through the Traditional Arts Partnership Classes, it takes courage, commitment and hard work to perform on such a large stage when you are only small!!

Keep up the great work everyone, it’s lovely to hear St. Mary’s alive with Music on a Thursday evening… and if you would like to find out more about the Traditional Arts Partnership Classes check out their Facebook page at the link below.

Feis Winner!!


More success for St. Mary’s at Newry Feis… someone came 2nd in the Solo Cello Class… I wonder who that could have been? I think the smile might just give it away! Well done, hard work and practice pays off. Thanks to our lower strings tutor Clare, for her hard work every Tuesday afternoon.

Music Stars!!

Music Service mag

Lots of coverage for St. Mary’s in the recent edition of the “In Tune” magazine, published by the S.E.L.B Music Service. A great snap of last year’s P4 Music Makers (and Feis Winners), performing their “Three Billy Goats” in St. Mark’s H.S. Warrenpoint. Also of last year’s  P5 and P6 pupils who took their bronze and silver level Music Medal Examinations in violin, viola, cello and double bass. And take a peek at the list of names under “Marks of Distinction” you might just recognise a couple … past pupils who have continued with their Music and passed their Graded Music exams with distinction!!! Well done everyone.