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Play Us a Sceal Primary Schools Project

Play us a Scéal

Play Us a Scéal was The National Concert Hall’s exciting primary schools’ project for the 2010-2011 academic year. Between February and April, National Concert Hall musicians travelled to Dublin, Galway, Cork and Kildare. They led workshops for primary school pupils, gave out simple instruments and offered practical support for teachers.

The musicians encouraged 4th, 5th and 6th classes to write and perform their own amazing compositions, using music to tell stories of local significance.

The National Concert Hall provided blank storybooks to all classes who wanted to take part. Based on their completed storybooks and application forms, four winning classes across the country were chosen.
Congratulations to the Play Us a Scéal winning schools 2010-2011!

  • St. Brigid’s Boys’ National School, Dublin
  • Scoil na bhForbacha, Galway
  • Ballinspittle National School, Cork
  • St. Corbans Primary School, Kildare

A team of National Concert Hall musicians worked with each winning class every morning for a week. The visiting musicians:
  • - Introduced their own instruments (traditional and classical)
  • - Showed how music can convey emotions and tell stories
  • - Supported the students in creating their own songs, raps and instrumental pieces to tell their story

The musicians visited four additional local schools for afternoon workshops, and gave a free evening training session for area teachers.

At the end of the week, the winning class performed its story for their entire school, and guests from the community. In June 2011 all four winning classes came together for a grand finale at The National Concert Hall!