Competition Entry

Solo Singing

Note 1:
The Official Accompanist MUST BE USED in Competitions No.s 1 - 17 Inclusive


Note 2:
All Competitors are reminded that it is their own responsibility to ensure that adjudicator copy of own music is available on the day of the competition.


Note 3:
Where the services of the festival Accompanist are required, it is necessary to submit music at time of entry. The festival accepts no responsibility for non compliance with this rule!!


1. Boys Solo (Under 10 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Where is Love? (Oliver) – L. Bart
(Lakeview/Music Sales)


2. Girls Solo (Under 10)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Test: Ladybird from ‘Seven Children’s Songs’
– Brahms (Curwen/Roberton)


3. Boys Solo (Under 12 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Johnny O'Reilly Memoial Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Five Eyes – C. Armstrong Gibbs
(Boosey & Hawkes)


4. Girls Solo (Under 12 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Peter Power Memorial Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

On The Back of an Eagle - Nancy Telfer (Roberton)


5. Boys Solo (Under 15 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: First Prize: The O'Byrne Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

"Trade Winds" - Frederick Keel (Boosey & Hawkes)


6. Girls Solo (Under 14 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Healy Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) "Last Year" - W.H. Anderson (goodmusicpublishing.co.uk

(b) Own Choice in contrast on recall only


7. Girls Solo (Under 16 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Rosie Mc Carthy Memorial Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

"The Bird's Lament" - Rodney Bennett" (ABRSM Songbook Grade 5)


8. Girls Solo (Under 18 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The John Kearon Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €30

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) "Dream Song" - V. Hely-Hutchinson (OUP)

(b) Own Choice in contrast on recall only


9. Ladies Solo - Open


Entry Fee: €10.00

First Prize: The Sean Walsh Memorial Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €75

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €30

Tests:

(a) (I) Soprano: "Ah, Love, but a Day!" (F Minor) - Amy Beach

(II) Mezzo Soprano: "Speak, Music" (B flat) - Elgar,

(III) Contralto: "Like to the Damask Rose" (G Minor) - Elgar

(b) Own Choice in contrast on recall only


10. Mens Solo - Open


Entry Fee: €10.00

First Prize: The Mick Quinn Memorial Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €75

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €30

Tests:

 (a) (I) Tenor: "By Mendip Side" (E flat) - Eric Coates

(II) Baritone: " Fair House of Joy" (A Flat) - Roger Quilter

(III) Bass: "Down Among the Dead Men (B Minor) - Anon (B & H Bass Songs),

(b) Own Choice in contrast on recall only


11. Competition for Irish Air (Under 18)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Tom Clandillion Memorial Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €30

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €20

Tests:

One Irish song, sung in Irish or English, with or without accompaniment. Sean-nós Style is not required


Sponsor: Eileen Clandillion

12. Competition for Irish Air - Adult


Entry Fee: €10.00

First Prize: The Michael O' Duffy Perpetual Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €50

Second Prize: Gold Medal anc Ash Award of €20

Tests:

One song, sung in Irish or English. Sean-nós Style is not required.


13. Lieder Competition - Adult


Entry Fee: €10.00

IMPORTANT NOTE:

(1) The Official Accompanist must be used for
Competition No.13

(2) Music MUST be sent in at time of entry. This is to facilitate the singer, as preparation for Lieder is important, entries received without music cannot be accepted.

First Prize: The Kerryman's Association Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €150 (Sponsored by Arklow Credit Union)

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €70

Tests:

Any two contrasting pieces by Schubert, Schumann, Wolf, Brahms, Richard Strauss or Gustav Mahler. Competitor may represent one or two of the given composers.


Sponsor: Arklow Credit Union Ltd

14. Oratorio- Adult


Entry Fee: €10.00

First Prize: The Centenary Cup (Presented by members of the Select Vestry of St. Saviour’s Parish Church to mark its Centenary) Gold Medal and Cash Award of €50

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €20

Tests:

One Aria from any Oratorio work


15. Solo from Musical or Light Opera - Adult


Entry Fee: €10.00

First Prize: The Michael McCarthy Memorial Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €200 (sponsored by Arklow Credit Union)

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €100 (sponsored by Arklow Credit Union)

Tests:

One piece of own choice.
Costume may be worn.
Appropriate movement is encouraged.


16. Moore's Melody - Adult


Entry Fee: €10.00

N.B. Pieces performed must be original Moore’s Melodies. New arrangements not acceptable.

First Prize: The Woodenbridge Hotel Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €50

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €30

Tests:

One piece of own choice, accompanied.


17. Percy French Song - Adult


Entry Fee: €10.00

First Prize: The Arklow Challenge Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €30

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €20

Tests:

One piece of own choice (accompanied) from the extended range of Percy French songs.


Ensemble


1 Reminder: No audio or visual recording equipment e.g. cameras, phones etc, is permitted in any venue.
2 Where the services of the festival accompanist are required, music must be submitted at time of entry.

18. Vocal Duet (Under 15 years) Male and/or Female


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Chamber of Commerce Cups and Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Tests:

One duet of own choice (accompanied).


19. Vocal Duet (Under 18 years) Male and/or Female


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Arklow Credit Union Trophies and Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

One duet of own choice (accompanied).


20. Vocal Duet - Open Male and Female


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Fogarty Award and Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Tests:

One duet of own choice (accompanied).


21. Vocal Trio - Open Male and/or Female


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Tests:

One piece of own choice, with or without accompaniment.


N.B.
In Duet and Trio competitions, intending competitors should familiarise themselves with the special rules.

22. Action Song (Junior to Senior Infants)


Entry Fee: €20.00

Group of not less than 10 and not more than 45

Own Accompaniment.

First Prize: The Baby Adam Byrne Memorial Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

One piece of own choice, not to exceed four minutes duration


23. Action Song (1st Class to 2nd Class)


Entry Fee: €20.00

Group of not less than 10 and not more than 45

Own accompaniment

First Prize: The An Ciseán Aráin Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

One piece of own choice, not to exceed four minutes duration.


24. Action Song (3rd Class to 4th Class)


Entry Fee: €20.00

Group of not less than 10 and not more than 45

Own Accompaniment

First Prize: The Paddy Kavanagh Memorial Trophy and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

One piece of own choice, not to exceed four minutes duration


25. Action Song (5th Class to 6th Class)


Entry Fee: €20.00

Group of not less than 10 and not more than 45

Own accompaniment

First Prize: The Thomas Ward Memorial Plaque and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

One piece of own choice, not to exceed four minutes duration.


26. Madrigal Ensemble


Entry Fee: €20.00

Group of not more than 20

First Prize: The J.C. Kennedy Award Winners (Presented by the Arklow Branch of the Asthma Society of Ireland) and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two contrasting madrigals, in any language (unaccompanied).


Choral Competitions


N.B. In Choral Competitions, Choirs must provide their own accompaniment where applicable.


(A) School and Youth Groups

27. Choir (Under 13 years) Boys and/or Girls Unison


Entry Fee: €20.00

Not Open to Post Primary Schools

First Prize: The Garrett Redmond Memorial Trophy and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two pieces contrasted in style and tempo, both accompanied.


28. Post Primary Unison Choir (Under 14 years) Boys and/or Girls


Entry Fee: €20.00

First Prize: The Very Rev. Canon Martin Cosgrove P.P. Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two pieces contrasted in style and tempo, both accompanied.


29. Choir (Under 15 years) Boys and/or Girls - Two Part


Entry Fee: €20.00

Confined to Post Primary School Choirs

First Prize: The Derrell Marshall Memorial Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €30

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two pieces contrasted in style and tempo, both accompanied.


30. Choir (Under 16 years) Boys and/or Girls - Two Part


Entry Fee: €20.00

Confined to Post Primary School Choirs

First Prize: The Morgan Doyle Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €30

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two pieces contrasted in style and tempo, both accompanied.


31. Choir (Under 16 years) Boys and/or Girls - Two Part - Open


Entry Fee: €20.00

First Prize: Festival Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €30

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two pieces contrasted in style and tempo, both accompanied.


32. Senior Choral Competition "B" - Three or Four Part


Entry Fee: €20.00

Confined to Post Primary School Choirs.

First Prize: The Kenny Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €30

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Tow pieces contrasted in style and tempo, with or without accompaniment.


33. Senior Choral Competition


Entry Fee: €20.00

Confined to Post Primary School Choirs

First Prize: The Sr. Agnes Perpetual Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €30

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two pieces contrasted in style and tempo, one of which MUST BE UNACCOMPANIED.

A high standard of performance will be required.


34. Youth Choir - Two, Three or Four Parts


Entry Fee: €20.00

Not Open to Schools

First Prize: The Cáirde Le Chéile Plaque, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €30

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two pieces contrasted in style and tempo, one of which MUST BE UNACCOMPANIED.


35. Sacred Music (Post Primary School Choirs)


Entry Fee: €20.00

First Prize: The Rev. James McCrudden Memorial Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €30

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice and of a Religious Nature, with or withhout accompaniment.


(B) ADULT CHOIRS


Note: Choir rehearsal facilities, including piano, will be available in the Marlborough Hall. Please contact Margaret Nolan, Seven-Eleven Shop, Abbey Street, Arklow (086) 847 3187 for details


The McMuiris Award (Sponsoring by Jimmy Fitzmaurice)
The Choir that receives the highest marks in Comp. 38 & Comp. 39 will receive a Cash Award of €100

36. Ladies Choir


Entry Fee: €25.00

Open to any club or organisation

First Prize: The O'Boyle Memorial Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €65

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €30

Tests:

Two pieces contrasted in style and tempo, with or without accompaniment.


37. Ladies Choir - Advanced


Entry Fee: €25.00

First Prize: The Patsy Green Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €95

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €30

Tests:

Two pieces contrasted in style and tempo, in three or four parts, one of which MUST BE UNACCOMPANIED.


38. Male Voice Choir (T.T.B)


Entry Fee: €25.00

Of not less than 10 Voices

First Prize: The Naughter Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €30

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two pieces contrasted in style and tempo, with or without accompaniment.


39. Male Voice Choir (T.T.B.B.)


Entry Fee: €25.00

Of not less than 10 Voices

First Prize: The Paddy Fitzgerald Memorial Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €50

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €15

Tests:

Two pieces contrasted in style and tempo, one of which MUST BE UNACCOMPANIED.


40. Adult Mixed Choir


Entry Fee: €25.00

Confined to Choirs of not less than 25 voices.

First Prize: The Michael Fitzpatrick Memorial Cup and Gold Medal (Presented by Avoca Singers) and Cash Award of €75

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €30

Tests:

Two pieces contrasted in style and tempo, one of which MUST BE UNACCOMPANIED.


41. Sacred Music - Adult Choirs


Entry Fee: €25.00

First Prize: The Morgan Kinsella Memorial Cup, Gold Medal (Presented by Avoca Singers) and Cash Award of €50

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €30

Tests:

(a) Two contrasting pieces in three or four parts, of a Religious Nature.

(b) Own choice in contrast.


42. Plain Chant - Open to all Choirs


Entry Fee: €25.00

First Prize: The Palestrina Choir Trophy (Presented by the Choir of the Pro Cathedral, Dublin) and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two sontrasting chants of own choice.


43. Adult Choir - Light Jazz and Popular Music - Three or Four Parts


Entry Fee: €25.00

First Prize: The Sean Bonner Memorial Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €75

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €25

Tests:

Two contrasted pieces, accompanied or unaccompanied. 


44. Arklow Bay Hotel Adult Choir - Open


Entry Fee: €40.00

First Prize: The Catherine McAuley Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €315

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €60

Tests:

A selection of pieces, not to exceed 12 minutes duration, this being taken as singing time. Programme selected should show contrasting style and tempo of choral repertoire. A high standard of performance will be required and a percentage of marks will be awarded for programme construction. A choir competiting in this competition, which is also competiting in another competition MAY NOT REPEAT previously performed pieces.


Instrumental Music


N.B.
1. In Confined competitions, competitors attending school or receiving tuition in the Arklow postal area qualify for entry

2. The Official accompanist must be used in Competitions 47 – 58.

3. It is the responsibility of the competitors to ensure that the Adjudicator copy of own choice music is available on the day of the competition.

45. Schools Orchestra


Entry Fee: €20.00

Not open to Schools and Colleges of Music

The following instruments are essential: 1st Violins, 2nd Violins, 3rd Violins and/or Vilas, Cellos.

All other orchestral instruments are optional.

First Prize: The Bourke Trophy, Gold Medal and Sr. Mary Paul Joseph Cash Award of €100

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €30

Tests:

A selection of pieces of own choice, not to exceed 15 minutes duration.


46. School Concert Band Competition


Entry Fee: €20.00

First Prize: The Micheál & Pádraig O' Reilly Memorial Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €50

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €30

Tests:

A selection of pieces of won choice, not to exceed 15 minutes duration.


Previous Winner: Gaelscoil Moshiólog, Co. Wexford

47. Violin Solo (Under 10 years) - Confined


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Matt Myler Memorial Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) Kleiner Marsch from Albumstucke - Shostakovich

(b) Own choice on recall only.


48. Violin Solo (Under 10 years) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Eagle Press Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) Dance Steps (Fiddlers Nursery) - Adam Carse (Stainer and Bell)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


49. Violin Solo (Under 12 years) - Confined


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Barry O'Reilly Trophy and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) Gavotte from Suite in D - Bach ('Violin Allsorts' Grade 2-3 - Faber)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


50. Violin Solo (Under 12 years) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Pat Baker Memorial Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) Hungarian Dance in D minor (with Da Capo) - Szervánszky (Violin Music for Beginners - EMB)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


51. Violin Solo (Under 14 years) - Confined


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Irish Fireplaces Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) Waltz (No. 8) from 'Ten Progressive Tunes' - Somervell (Stainer & Bell)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


52. Violin Solo (Under 14 years) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Mike O'Connor Memorial Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €25

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) Violin Sonata in G, Bg.19 (1st movt.) - Tartini, arr. Hermann (Adagio Cantabile or Andante Cantabile) (Classical Pieces Vol 1 - Peters)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


53. Violin Solo (Under 16 years) - Confined


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Gold Medal and Cash Award of €25

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) Sonata in F, HWV 370 (2nd movt.) - Handel

(b) Own choice on recall only.


54. Violin Solo (Under 16 years) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Kathy McCrudden Memorial Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €25

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) Souvenir de Sarasate (Fantasia Espagnole) - W. Potstock (Fischer)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


55. Violin Solo (Under 18 years) - Confined


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Susan Loughlin Memorial Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €35

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) Danse Espagnole - Granados/Kreisler

(b) Own choice on recall only.


56. Violin Solo (Under 18 years) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Sean Finn Memorial Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €35

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) Allegro appassionato 4 Romantic Pieces Op. 75 - Dvorák (Simrock)

(b) Own choie on recall only.


57. Violin or Viola or Cello Solo


Entry Fee: €0.00

Confined to students of any age who have received tuition for 3 years or less

First Prize: Plaque and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

One piece of own choice.


58. Viola or Cello Solo (Under 14 years) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

One piece of own choice.


59. Senior Strings - Open, Advanced (Violin, Viola, Cello, Classical Guitar or Harp)


Entry Fee: €5.00

Conditions of Entry: Competitors must be over 16 years, and under 24 years of age on January 1st, 2019

Competitors need to provide their own accompanist.

First Prize: The Lafferty Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €50

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €20

Tests:

The competitior will be required to play contrasting pieces of his/her own choice. Total time not to exceed 15 minutes. A high standard of musicality and performance will be required


60. Junior Repertoire Strings (Under 18 years) - (Which may include Classical Guitar)


Entry Fee: €5.00

Own accompaniment

First Prize: The Emer O'Reilly Memorial Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €50

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €20 - Sponsored by Mc Mullen's

Tests:

A selection of pieces of own choice not to exceed 12 minutes duration.


61. Senior Repertoire Strings (Over 18 years) - (Which may include Classical Guitar)


Entry Fee: €10.00

Own accompaniment

First Prize: The Ladies' Committee Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €50

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €20 - Sponsored by Dr. Wm. O'Connell

Tests:

A selection fo pieces of own choice not to exceed 15 minutes duration.


62. Violin Duet (Under 15 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Plagues and Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Tests:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice.


63. Violin Duet (Under 18 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Plaques and Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Tests:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice.


Piano

64. Piano (Under 10 years) - Confined


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Pat Kelly Trophy and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) A Country Dance - Hunten (Short Romantic Pieces for Piano Book 1 - ABRSM)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


65. Piano (Under 10 years) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Joe Marsella Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) Musette in D from Little Notebook for Anna Magdalena - Bach (no repeats)

(b) Own choice on recall only.

 


66. Piano (Under 12 years) - Confined


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The George Brennan Memorial Cup and Gold Medal (Presented by the late Mrs. Freda Brennan)

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) Novelette (15 Childrens Pieces) - Kabalevsky (Boosey & Hawkes)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


67. Piano (Under 12 years) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Festival Trophy and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) Dance No. 7 from Dances of the Dolls - Shostakovich

(b) Own choice on recall only.


68. Piano (Under 14 years) - Confined


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Roadstone Perpetual Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €25

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) Song Without Words, Op. 19 No. 4 - Mendelssohn

(b) Own choice on recall only.


69. Piano (Under 14 years) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Bentley Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €25

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) Sonata in G Major Hob,  XVI: GL, 1st movt. (without repeats) - Haydn

(b) Own choice on recall only.


70. Piano (Under 16 years) - Confined


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Festival Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €25

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) Minuets 1 and 2 from Sonata in E flat,  K.282 - Mozart

(b) Own choice on recall only.


71. Piano (Under 16 years) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Seamus Delaney Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €25

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) Sonata in B Flat, Op.22, 3rd. movt. (without repeats) - Beeethoven

(b) Own choice on recall only.


72. Piano (Under 16 years) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

N.B. Open to students receiving Piano tuition solely in Counties, Wicklow, Wexford & Carlow


First Prize: The O'Sullivan Trophy, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €25 sponsored by Fintan and Rhoda O'Connor

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice not to exceed 10 minutes duration.


73. The Horsman Silver Trophy - Piano


Entry Fee: €0.00

This Perpetual Challenge Cup will be presented to the competitor showing the greatest potential as a performer in Competition No's 67 - 72 inclusive. Due to Safety Regulations, 1st Prize Winners will be judged by the adjudicator and will not be asked to repeat their performance. The Award will be presented at the Prizewinners’ Concert on Sunday, March 10th 2019.


Previous Winner: Enya Quaid, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

74. Piano (Under 18 years) - Confined


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The La Patissier Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €35 (Presented by Peter Weadick)

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) Arabesque No 1 - Debussy

(b) Own choice on recall only.


75. Piano (Under 18 years) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Plaque, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €35

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) Romance in E minor, S.169 - Liszt

(b) Own choice on recall only.


76. Piano - Open, Advanced


Entry Fee: €10.00

First Prize: The Wicklow People Cup, Gold Medal and a Cash Award of €50

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €30

Tests:

The competitor will be required to play two contrasting pieces of his/her own choice. Total time not to exceed 15 minutes. A high standard of musicality and performance will be required.


77. Arklow Shipping Award for Piano - Sponsored by Arklow Shipping Ltd.


Entry Fee: €10.00

Conditions of Entry:

Competitors must be over 16 and under 24 years on January 1st, 2019. Competitors must compete in Competition No. 76 (The Wicklow People Cup).

Note: 

(I) Competitors may not repeat the pieces or movements from pieces performed in Comp. No 76.

(lI) The programme being performed must be submitted at the time of entry and may not be changed thereafter.


First Prize: The Roma Grill Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €225 will be presented to the competitor in this class showing the greatest potential as a performer.

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €30

Tests:

(a) A movement from any Viennese Sonata (Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart).

(b) A piece of own choice on recall only.

(c) At least one of these pieces must be played from memory.


Sponsor: Arklow Shipping Ltd

78. Piano Duet (Under 15 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Tests:

One piece of own choice.


79. Piano Duet (Under 18 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Tests:

One piece of own choice.


80. Junior Repertoire Piano (Under 18 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The John Swan Diamond Studio Award and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €35

Tests:

A selection of contrasting pieces to show technique and performance ability.

Not to exceed 12 minutes duration.


Sponsor: The May Kavanagh Bursary of €200 (Sponsored by the Executive Committee, Arklow Music Festival)

81. Senior Repertoire Piano (Over 18 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Paramount Jewellers Trophy, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €50 (Sponsored by Tony and Marie Power)

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €30

Tests:

A selection of contrasting pieces to show technique and performance ability. Not to exceed 15 minutes duration.


Wind Instrument

Note:
In competitions 91-97, music must be supplied for Adjudicator.


82. Brass Solo (Under 14 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

Own accompaniment

First Prize: The Celebration Cup, (Sponsored by Arklow Silver Band to mark their Silver Jubilee 1993) and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice, with or without accompaniment.


83. Brass Solo (Under 17 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

Own accompaniment.

First Prize: Plaque, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €25 (Sponsored by Bri-Ann Finn)

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice, with or without accompaniment.


84. Brass Solo - Open


Entry Fee: €10.00

Own  Accompaniment.

First Prize: The Sean Wolohan Memorial Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €25

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice, with or without accompaniment.


85. Brass Quartet or Quintet - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Tests:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice, by a suitable combination of instruments.


86. Recorder Solo (Under 10 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

Own Accompaniment.

First Prize: Plaque and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice, with or without accompaniment.


87. Recorder Solo (Under 8 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

Own Accompaniment.

First Prize: Plaque and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice, with or without accompaniment.


88. Recorder Solo (Under 12 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

Own Accompaniment.

First Prize: The Don Mc Donagh Memorial Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice, with or without accompaniment.


89. Recorder Solo (Under 14 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

Own Accompaniment.

First Prize: Plaque and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice, with or without accompaniment.


90. Recorder (Under 16 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

Own Accompaniment.

First Prize: The Royal Hotel Cup and Gold Medal (Presented by the late Roisin Elliott)

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice, with or without accompaniment.


91. Woodwind Solo (Under 12 years) including Saxophone


Entry Fee: €5.00

Own Accompaniment.

First Prize: Plaque and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice, with or without accompaniment.


92. Woodwind Solo (Under 14 years) Including Saxophone


Entry Fee: €5.00

Own Accompaniment

First Prize: The Crock of Gold Cup and Gold Medal (Presented by John Swan Jewellers)

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice, with or without accompaniment.


93. Woodwind Solo (Under 16 years) Including Saxophone


Entry Fee: €5.00

Own Accompaniment.

First Prize: The Arklow Credit Union Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice, with or without accompaniment.


94. Woodwind Solo Senior - Open Advanced - Including Saxophone


Entry Fee: €10.00

Own Accompaniment.

First Prize: The Tallon Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two contrasting pieces of a high musical standard. Duration not to exceed 15 minutes.


95. Feadóg Solo (Under 12 yers)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Irene Baker-Mahon Memorial Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice, without accompaniment.


96. Feadóg Solo (Under 14 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Plaque and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice, without accompaniment.


97. Flute Solo (14-16 years)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Bridge Hotel Cup and Gold Medal (Presented by The Hoey Family)

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice, with or without accompaniment.


Verse Speaking & Choral Verse


Verse Speaking


N.B.
1. Please use block capitals on entry forms to ensure names are correctly spelt in programme.

2. A star system is used in the Junior competitions as recognition.

3. In the following competitions the Test Pieces may be chosen from the options listed. Intending competitors seeking copies of set poems should download them from the website. (downloadable .doc or .pdf is provided. updated each year)

98. Boys aged 5 years and under Attending Primary School


Entry Fee: €3.00

The Star System of Recognition applies to this competition

Tests:

Any Poem or Nursery Rhyme.


99. Girls aged 5 years and under Attending Primary School


Entry Fee: €3.00

The Star System of Recognition applies to this competition

Tests:

Any Poem or Nursery Rhyme.


100. Boys aged Under 6 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Tests:

(a) "Tell Me Litele Woodworm" by Spike Milligan

(b) "Water Everywhere" by Ted Scheu

(c) "When Susie's Eating Custard" by John Foster

(d) "My Mirror" by Anonymous.


101. Girls aged 6 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Tests:

(a) "Tell Me Little Woodworm" by Spike Milligan

(b) "Water Everywhere" by Ted Scheu

(c) "When Susie's Eating Custard" by John Foster

(d) "My Mirror" by Anonymous


102. Boys aged 7 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Tests:

(a) "Tell Me Little Woodworm" by Spike Milligan

(b) "Water Everywhere" by Ted Scheu

(c) "When Susie's Eating Custard" by John Foster

(d) "My Mirror" by Anonymous


103. Girls aged 7 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Tests:

(a) "Tell Me Little Woodworm" by Spike Milligan

(b) "Water Everywhere" by Ted Scheu

(c) "When Susie's Eatin Custard" by John Foster

(d) "My Mirror" by Anonymous


104. Boys aged 8 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Tests:

(a) "Why Run" by Norah Smaridge

(b) "The Magic Piper" by Frank March

(c) "Class Gas" by Kenn Nesbitt

(d) "Topsy-Turvey Land" by henry Wilkinson

 


105. Girls aged 8 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Tests:

(a) "Why Run" by Norah Smaridge

(b) "The Magic Piper" by Frank March

(c) "Class Gas" by Kenn Nesbitt

(d) "Topsy-Turvey Land" by Henry Wilkinson


106. Boys aged 9 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Tests:

(a) "Why Run" by Norah Smaridge

(b) "The Magic Piper" by Frank March

(c) "Class Gas" by Kenn Nesbitt

(d) "Topsy-Turvey Land" by Henry Wiklinson


107. Girls aged 9 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Tests:

(a) "Why Run" by Norah Smaridge

(b) "The Magic Piper" by Frank March

(c) "Class Gas" by Kenn Nesbitt

(d) "Topsy-Turvey Land" by Henry Wilkinson


108. The Jason Dempsey Memorial Cup


Entry Fee: €0.00

Winners of Competition No. 100-107 (inclusive) AUTOMATICALLY qualify to compete for this Award. Competition will be held on Friday of Festival Week.

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Previous Winner: Kate Geraghty

109. Boys aged 10 Years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Tests:

(a) "Do you want to be a Wizard" by Wes Magee

(b) "Rainy Nights" by Irene Thompson

(c) "The Snare" by James Stephens

(d) "The Night before the Match" by John Foster


110. Girls aged 10 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Tests:

(a) "Do you want to be a Wizard" by Wes Magee

(b) "Rainy Nights" by Irene Thompson

(c) "The Snare" by James Stephens

(d) "The Night before the Match" by John Foster


111. Boys aged 11 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Tests:

(a) "Do you want to be a Wizard" by Wes Magee

(b) "Rainy Nights" by Irene Thompson

(c) "The Snare" by James Stephens

(d) "The Night before the Match" by John Foster


112. Girls aged 11 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Tests:

(a) "Do you want to be a Wizard" by Wes Magee

(b) "Rainy Nights" by Irene Thompson

(c) "The Snare" by James Stephens

(d) "The Night before the Match" by John Foster


113. Boys or Girls (Aged 12-13 years)


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) "The Sea" by James Reeves

(b) "Silver" by Walter De La Mare

(c) "A Red, Red Rose" by Robert Burns

(d) "Mother doesn't want a Dog" by Judith Viorst


114. Boys or Girls (Aged 14 years)


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) "The Forge" by Seamus Heaney

(b) "Epic" by Patrick Kavanagh

(c) "She Walks in Beauty" by Lord Byron

(d) "Sonnet 18"  by William Shakespeare

 


115. The Capri Cup


Entry Fee: €0.00

Winners of Competition No.s 109 - 114 (inclusive) AUTOMATICALLY qualify to compete for this award. Competition will be held on Friday of Festival Week.

Previous Winner: Luka Nagys

116. Boys or Girls (Over 14 years) - The Yeats Competition


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: The Tony O' Farrell Memorial Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

(a) "Under Ben Bulben" by W.B. Yeats

(b) "To the Rose upon the Road of Time" by W.B. Yeats

(c) "The fiddler of Dooney" by W. B. Yeats

(d) "To the Isle in the Water" by W.B. Yeats



Solo/Duo Drama

117. Monologue Male/Female (Under 10 years)


Entry Fee: €4.00

First Prize: Plaque and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Competitors will be asked to give a character sketch of a scene from a play by any standard author. Duration not to exceed 5 minutes.


118. Monologue Male/Female (Junior 12-14 years)


Entry Fee: €4.00

First Prize: The Tom Young Award and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Competitors will be asked to give a character sketch or a scene from a play by any standard author. Duration not to exceed 5 minutes.


119. Monologue Male/Female (15-18 years)


Entry Fee: €4.00

First Prize: The Aeolian Award and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

Competitors will be asked to give a character sketch or a scene from a play by any standard author. Duration not to exceed 5 minutes.


120. Duologue Male/Female (Under 10 years)


Entry Fee: €4.00

First Prize: Plaque and Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Tests:

Competitors will be asked to give a character sketch or a scene from a play by any standard author. Duration not to exceed 5 minutes.


121. Duologue Male/Female (Under 12 years)


Entry Fee: €4.00

First Prize: Plaque and Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Tests:

Competitors will be asked to give a character sketch or a scene from a play by any standard author. Duration not to exceed 5 minutes.


122. Duologue Male/Female (Junior 12-14 years)


Entry Fee: €4.00

First Prize: The South East Stationery Cup and Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Tests:

Competitors will be asked to give a character sketch or a scene from a play by any standard author. Duration not to exceed 5 minutes.


123. Duologue Male/Female (15-18 years)


Entry Fee: €4.00

First Prize: The Geraldine Cup and Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Tests:

Competitors will be asked to give a character sketch or a scene from a play by any standard author. Duration not to exceed 5  minutes.


DÁN GAEILGE


N.B.
Chun neamhchruinneas sa litriú a sheachaint scríobh ainm an pháiste I mbioclitreacha. (To avoid incorrect spelling of children’s names please use block letters on entry forms).


Beidh teacht ar an dánta go léir sna scoileanna, chomh mhaith ar fáil ar an láithreán gréasáin seo (085) 8556686

(Poems available in schools, in the Arklow Music Festival Office, Phone: (085) 8556686


124 - 125: Níl aon duais ach cuirtear an córas réalta i bhfeidhm.
(A star system of recognition is used to encourage participation)

126 - 137: An Chead Duais: Bonn Airgid
An Dara Duais: Teastas

135 - 136: An Chead Duais: Bonn Ór
An Dara Duais: Teastas


124. Buachaillí 4-5 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

Níl aon duas ach cuirtear an córas réalta i bhfeidhm

(A star system of recognition is ued to encourage participation)

Ábhar Bunaidh (Test Pieces):

(1) Guglái-Gug

(2) Clog na Scoile le Seán Máirtín

(3) Bogha Báistí

(4) Péist le Gabriel Rosenstock


125. Cailíní 4-5 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

Níl an duais ach cuirtear an córas Réalta i bhfeidhm

(A star system of recognition is used to encourage participation)

Ábhar Bunaidh (Test Pieces):

(1) Guglái - Gug

(2) Clog na Scoile le Seán Máirtín

(3) Bogha Báistí

(4) Péist le Gabriel Rosenstock


126. Buchaillí 6 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh (Test Pieces):

(1) Smidín an Seilide

(2) Mo Chaitín

(3) An Trá

(4) Prionsa na bhFrog le Art Ó Súilleabháin


127. Cailíní 6 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh (Test Pieces):

(1) Smidín an Seilide

(2) Mo Chaitín

(3) An Trá

(4) Prionsa na bhFrog le Art Ó Súilleabháin

 


128. Buachaillí 7 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh (Test Pieces):

(1) Smidín an Seilide

(2) Mo Chaitín

(3) An Trá

(4) Prionsa na bhFrog le Art Ó Suilleabháin


129. Cailíní 7 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh (Test Pieces):

(1) Smidín an Seilide

(2) Mo Chaitín

(3) An Trá

(4) Prionsa na bhFrog le Art Ó Suilleabháin


130. Buchaillí 8 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh (Test Pieces):

(1) Liahróid i bPáirc an Chrócaigh le Éamonn Ó Ríordáin

(2) I lár na hOíche le Áine Ni Ghlinn

(3) An Ghaoth Aduaidh

(4) An tEitleán

 


131. Cailiní 8 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh (Test Pieces):

(1) Liahróid i bPáirc an Chrócaigh le Éamonn Ó Ríordáin

(2) I Lár na hÓiche le Áine Ní Ghlinn

(3) An Ghaoth Aduaidh

(4) An tEitleán


132. Buchaillí 9 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh (Test Pieces):

(1) Liathróid i bPáirc an Chrócaigh le Éamonn Ó Ríordáin

(2) I lár na hÓiche le Áine Ni Ghlinn

(3) An Ghaoth Aduaidh

(4) An tEitleán


133. Cailíní 9 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh (Test Pieces):

(1) Liathróid i bPáirc an Chrócaigh le Éamonn Ó Ríordáin

(2) I lár na hÓiche le Áine Ni Ghlinn

(3) An Ghaoth Aduaidh

(4) an tEitleán

 


134. Buchaillí 10 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh (Test Pieces):

(1) Mise Éire le Pádraig Mac Piarais

(2) Mo Sheanathair le Séamus Ó Céilleachair

(3) An tEarrach le Tomás Mac Anna

(4) Bó sa Chlós le Art Ó Súilleabháin


135. Cailíní 10 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Ór

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh (Test Pieces):

(1) Mise Éire le Pádraig Mac Piarais

(2) Mo Sheanathair le Séamus Ó Céilleachair

(3) An tEarrach le Tomás Mc Anna

(4) Bó sa Chlós le Art Ó Súilleabháin


136. Buchaillí 11 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Ór

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh (Test Pieces):

(1) Mise Éire le Pádraig Mac Piarais

(2) Mo Sheanathair le Séamus Ó Céilleachair

(3) An tEarrach le Tomás Mac Anna

(4) Bó sa Chlós le Art Ó Súilleabháin

 


137. Cailíní 11 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh (Test Pieces):

(1) Mise Éire le Pádraig Mac Piarais

(2) Mo Sheanathair le Séamus Ó Céilleachair

(3) An tEarrach le Tomás Mac Anna

(4) Bó sa Chlós le Art Ó Súilleabháin


139. Buchaillí nó Cailíní 12-13 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Ór

Second Prize: Bonn Airgid

Ábhar Bunaidh (Test Pieces):

(1) I d'Tosach an tSamhraidh le Seán Mac Fheorais

(2) Trí Tréithe na Féinne le Osborn Ó hAimhirgín

(3) Ár nÓige le Máirtin Ó Díreáin

(4) Is fuath liom na Héadaí seo le Brendán de Bhál


140. Buachaillí nó Cailíní 14+ bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Ór

Second Prize: Bonn Airgid

Ábhar Bunaidh (Test Pieces):

(1) Valparaiso le Pádraig de Brún

(2) Fáinne Geal an Lae

(3) Cúl an Tí le Seán Ó Ríordáin

(4) An Ghleann 'nár Tógadh Mé le Dubhghlas de hÍde


141. Corn Ghlór Na nGael An tInbhear Mor (Arklow Glór Na nGael Cup)


Entry Fee: €0.00

Roghnóidh an moltóir an t-iarrthóir is fearr as comórtais 126 go 133 agus bronnfar Corn Ghlór na nGael air nó uirthi ag Coirmcheoil na mBuaiteoirí.

A winner from Competitions 126 to 133 will be chosen by the adjudicator and will be presented with the Glór na nGael Cup at the Prizewinners’ Concert.

142. Corn Síoraí Mícheál Ó hAilpín (Michael Halpin Perpetual Trophy)


Entry Fee: €0.00

Roghnóidh an moltóir an t-iarrthóir is fearr as comórtais 134 go 140 agus bronnfar Corn Síorai Míchaeál Ó hAilpín air nó uirthi ag Coirmcheoil na mBuaitheoirí.

A winners from Competitions 134 to 140 will be chosen by the adjudicator and will be presented with the Michael Halpin Perpetual Trophy at the Prizewinners’ Concert.


Previous Winner: Áine Ní Chonchúir

Choral Verse Speaking

Note:
(1) Competition for Choral Verse Speaking will be adjudicated on the SPOKEN WORD only.
(2) Conducting is permitted in these competitions.


143. Choral Verse Speaking (Junior/Senior Infants)


Entry Fee: €20.00

First Prize: The Hoyne's Perpetual Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

One Piece of own choice. Group of not less than 10 members and not more than 45.


144. Choral Verse Speaking (1st to 2nd Class)


Entry Fee: €20.00

First Prize: The Ernest Sharpe Perpetual Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

One Piece of own choice. Group of not less than 10 members and not more than 45


145. Choral Verse Speaking (3rd to 4th Class)


Entry Fee: €20.00

First Prize: The Owens Perpetual Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

One Piece of own choice. Group of not less than 10 members and not more than 45.


146. Choral Verse Speaking (5th to 6th Class)


Entry Fee: €20.00

First Prize: The Irish Board of Speech & Drama Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

One Piece of own choice. Group of not les than 10 members and not more than 45.


147. Choral Verse Speaking (Up to and including Junior Cert)


Entry Fee: €20.00

First Prize: The Mary O' Loughlin Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

One Piece of own choice. Group of not less than 10 and not more than 45.


148. The William Doyle Memorial Cup


Entry Fee: €0.00

This Award will be presented to the group in the Choral Verse Speaking section giving an outstanding performance. Due to Safety Regulations, First Prize winners in Competitions 143, 144, 145, 146 and 147, will be judged by the Adjudicator and will not be asked to repeat their performance.

Previous Winner: Rang a Trí, Gaelscoil an Inbhir Mhóir c/o Paidi Ó Flaibhín

Action Poem


149. Action Poem (Junior/Senior Infants)


Entry Fee: €20.00

First Prize: The Pat Lalor Memorial Trophy (Presented by Harmony) and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

A performance of a poem by a group of not less than 10 members and not more than 45, with appropriate action. Costume may be worn.


150. Action Poem (1st to 2nd Class)


Entry Fee: €20.00

First Prize: The Stephen Keogh Cup (Presented by Mrs. Patricia Ruttle) and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

A performance of a poem by a group of not less than 10 members and not more than 45, with appropriate action. Costume may be worn.


151. Action Poem (3rd to 4th Class)


Entry Fee: €20.00

First Prize: The Mary Kavanagh Memorial Cup (Presented by the Kavanagh Family) and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

A performance of a poem by a group of not less than 10 members and not more than 45, with appropriate action. Costume may be worn.


152. Action Poem (5th to 6th Class)


Entry Fee: €20.00

First Prize: The Coral Leisure Centre Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Tests:

A performance of a poem by a group of not less than 10 members and not more than 45, with appropriate action. Costume may be worn.


Schools Drama


SPECIAL RULES


1. Performance of a play, an excerpt from a play, a verse or an improvisation may be undertaken.
2. The emphasis in these competitions is on Dramatic Performance and Not on Musical Drama.
3. The Scripts and cast lists MUST be submitted to the Festival Registrar on or before Tuesday, 16th Jan. 2019. Failure to comply with this rule will result in return of entry!
4. Drama to be played against drapes. SCENERY MAY NOT BE USED!!
5. In the case of props, these must be for character use only and taken away at conclusion of performance.
6. In the case of improvisation, an outline of the theme to be supplied with cast list (as at rule 3, above)
7. Plays or Extracts not to exceed 30 minutes duration.
8. Setting up time of ten minutes will be allowed from the time the previous play clears the stage.
9. Curtain may be drawn at close of Play only.
10. Only available lighting may be utilised.

Note:
(1) In all these competitions, awards will also be made for; (a) Best Actor, (b) Best Actress and (c) Best Producer.
(2) All competitions in this section are open to Youth Clubs/ Groups, whose members qualify on age grounds.

153. Primary School Drama (Junior - 1st Class)


Entry Fee: €20.00

First Prize: The Stokes Cup

Second Prize: Certificate

154. Primary School Drama (2nd - 4th Class)


Entry Fee: €20.00

First Prize: The Sr. Mary Anthony Memorial Cup

Second Prize: Certificate

155. Primary School Drama (5th - 6th Class)


Entry Fee: €20.00

First Prize: Festival Cup

Second Prize: Certificate

156. Junior Certificate Drama (1st, 2nd & 3rd Year)


Entry Fee: €20.00

First Prize: The Susan Buggle Memorial Shield (Presented by Masquerade)

Second Prize: Certificate

157. Post Primary School Drama - Open (Transition Year, 4th 5th & 6th Year)


Entry Fee: €20.00

First Prize: The Gerard Hudson Cup

Second Prize: Certificate

Special Section


Note:
(1) All intending competitors are requested to note that in these competitions, the festival will where practicable provide as much assistance as possible in setting up the stage. It is however, the responsibility of the groups to ensure that adequate arrangements are in place to cover needs.
(2) All properties MUST BE REMOVED from the hall at the end of the drama competitions.

158. Competition for Original Poem - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

An original poem comprising not more than 32 lines (lines being taken as line writing, rather than speech).

It is a CONDITION OF ENTRY that the winner and runner-up have their poems performed at the Prizewinners' Concert on Sunday, March 10th 2019.

A special Arklow Music Festival Plaque will be presented to the best entry from a Post Primary School competitor.

A special prize will be presented to the winner of Competition
No. 158 under 12 years and under 16 years.

First Prize: The Mary Myler Perpetual Cup and Cash Award of €25

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €10

159. The Liam Loughlin Cup (Presented by the Loughlin Family)


Entry Fee: €0.00

This Perpetual Cup will be presented to the Class / Group giving the best performance of an improvisation  OR play written by a teacher or group member(s).

Previous Winner: Rang a Cúig, Gaelscoil an Inbhir Mhóir c/o Muínteoir Caroline

160. The Sr. Mary Concepta Cup (Presented by Avonmore Musical Society)


Entry Fee: €0.00

This Perpetual Cup will be presented to the group that makes the most effective use of costume.

Previous Winner: St. Patrick's National School, Bearna Chlé

RULES OF COMPETITION


NOTE:

IT IS IN THE INTEREST OF COMPETITORS TO FAMILIARISE THEMSELVES WITH THESE RULES. THE FESTIVAL EXECUTIVE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR MISINTERPRETATION.

1. Intending competitors should send notice of their intention to compete, on the prescribed entry form (see centre of booklet) to: The Registrar, Arklow Music Festival Office, Kearon’s, Castlepark, Arklow, Co. Wicklow. Tel: (085) 8556686 Entries to be accompanied by entry fee, and one clear legible copy of music of own choice (where applicable) where the services of the official accompanist is required.

2. Age of competitors (where applicable) shall be reckoned as that which they attain on January 1st 2019.

3. Entries for all competitions, MUST reach the registrar NOT LATER THAN 21st December, 2018. Entries will be accepted after that date and up to 16th January, 2019 on PAYMENT OF DOUBLE FEES. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 16th JANUARY, 2019. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL FEES BE RETURNED.

4. The time shown on the competitors notification will be the scheduled time at which the session commences. The Executive reserve the right to change the VENUE, TIME, or ORDER of Competitions where necessity dictates.

5. The Festival Director reserves the right to refuse entry to any intending competitor(s).

6. Prize winners will be expected to perform at the Prize Winners’ Concert on March 10th 2019 if requested by the Committee.

7. Competitors are requested to submit precise details of their own choice pieces, i.e. composers/duration on entry forms. Once submitted, these may be changed once advance notification is given.

8. Prizes or Bursaries may be withheld in whole or part IRRESPECTIVE OF THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES, if in the opinion of the adjudicators, the standard is not sufficiently high to warrant their award.

9. Competitions are open to both amateur and professional entrants.

10. The adjudicators decision on points of merit SHALL BE FINAL.

11. Teachers who have 8 or more pupils competing will receive a complimentary season ticket ON APPLICATION ONLY to the Registrar.

12. Where a time limit is specified, the adjudicator may stop the competitor when the time limit is reached.

13. The same piece may NOT BE PERFORMED by any competitor in more than one competition.

14. The decision of the Executive on all questions arising from or not provided in these rules shall be final. In the event of an objection, this must be made in writing and lodged with the secretary not later than twenty four (24) hours after completion of the competition in question. Such objections to be accompanied by a fee of €25, which will be returned in the event of the objection being upheld by the Executive. Objections submitted without fee will NOT be considered.

15. In competition designated “Confined” this shall mean confined to competitors attending school or receiving tuition in Arklow and surrounding areas.

16. In duet or trio competitions, an individual may only enter once.

17. AUDIO AND/OR VIDEO RECORDING EQUIPMENT MAY NOT BE BROUGHT INTO ANY OF THE COMPETITION VENUES. ALSO, THE TAKING OF PHOTOGRAPHS DURING COMPETITIONS IS NOT PERMITTED.



IMPORTANT

No correspondence will be replied to unless accompanied by a Stamped Self-Addressed Envelope.

Notes Re: Accompaniment

1. Music must be supplied before January 16th 2019 where the service of the official accompanist is required. If this rule is not complied with, accompanist may refuse to accept music on the day.

2. The Official accompanists MUST be used in Competitions 1 to 17, Competition 13 and Competitions 47 to 58 inclusive. Choice pieces (adjudicator copy) are required on the day of the competition. Accompanist copy to accompany entry.

3. Choirs, Action Songs, and String Repertoire Competitors must provide their own accompanists at their own expense.

4. Private arrangements in relation to accompaniment may be made with the Festival Official Accompanist, but this is the sole responsibility of the competitor.

NOTES:

1. For Special Drama Rules, See Section VI on page 45

2. Please ensure that the preceding rules are complied with to avoid unnecessary embarrassment.

3. If competitors can not attend on the day of competition, please contact: P.R.O.: Tony Fennell Festival Office (085) 8556686

FAQ's


What is the age category requirements for the “under 10, under 12 Etc.” competitions?
The age of competitors shall be reckoned as that which they attain on January 1st 2019


Are entry fees returned if I decide to withdraw from a competition?
In general entry fees are not returned if you decide to withdraw from a competition. In exceptional circumstances or in cases of illness, with the provision of a sickness certificate from a doctor, it will be considered.


Can I change my competition if I notice later than I entered the wrong one?
As long as you give adequate notice and contact the office as soon as you can., then it will be considered. If competitors are not available to appear when called for competition it may lead to disqualification from the event.


Am I allowed to enter past the given closing date?
Yes, but you will be subjected to double the costs for entrance fees up to the 31st of January 2019. No entries will be considered after this date.


Where can I find the daily events during each day of the festival?
Does the official accompanist have to play “the test piece” and “any companion pieces?”


Can I collect the adjudicator’s notes for another person?
No, only the parent or guardian of each individual child is allowed to collect adjudicator’s notes.


My designated competition or performance time doesn’t suit me. Is it possible to change it?
Due to scheduling issues, it is at the discretion of the Committee whether or not this can be accommodated. Please notify the Festival office by phone or email as soon as you can so can this be decided.


Are we allowed to use cameras or other recording equipment at the festival?
Audio or visual recording equipment cannot be used inside any of the competition venues. Taking photographs is also forbidden.


Is there a limit to the choir size for competitions?
Yes, There is a limit of 55/60 voices per choirs. This is for health and safety issues within venues.


What dates do the trophies need to be returned by?
Trophies need to be returned to Margaret Nolan, 7-11 Shop, Abbey Street, Arklow, Co. Wicklow by the 31st of January 2019. Any trophies received beyond this point may be subject to late fees.


What do I do if I want to make a complaint?
Any complaints need to be addressed in writing addressed to the Secretary of the festival of the same day that the festival takes place, accompanied by a €20.00 fee which will be returned if the complaint is upheld.


Where are the result sheets available?
Results sheets with the adjudicator’s comments are available from the Secretary’s desk in the halls. Members of the public are not to approach the Adjudicator’s table and competitors can only collect the results sheets for their own entry, not anyone else’s.

Poetry and Dánta Gaeilge for the Arklow Music Festival 2019

 

Spoken Verse Boys and Girls 6 to 7 Years


Tell me Little Woodworm

by Spike Milligan

Tell me little woodworm

Eating through the wood

Surely all that sawdust

Can't do you any good.

Heavens! Little woodworm

You've eaten all the chairs

So that's why poor old Grandad's
Sitting outside on the stairs.

 

Water Everywhere

by Valerie Bloom

There’s water on the ceiling,

And water on the wall,

There’s a water in the bedroom,

And water in the hall,

There’s water on the landing, and water on the stair,

Whenever Daddy takes a bath

There’s water everywhere.

 

When Susie’s eating custard

by John Foster

Tell me little woodworm

Eating through the wood

Surely all that sawdust

Can't do you any good.

Heavens! Little woodworm

You've eaten all the chairs

So that's why poor old Grandad's
Sitting outside on the stairs.

Draw Susie in her high chair.

 

My Mirror

By Anonymous

I just looked in my mirror.

I saw a funny kid in there.

I sure don’t like the way he smiles.

OR the way he spikes his hair.

But….

He does look “sorta” friendly

I think you will agree.

I’ll bet that kid is really smart.

‘Cause…

He looks a lot like me!

 

 

 

Spoken Verse Boys and Girls 8 to 9 Years


Why Run

By Norah Smaridge

Jane won't touch a caterpillar,

Mary's frightened of a mouse,

Sally shrieks and runs for Daddy

When a moth flies in the house.

Pam's afraid of shiny beetles,

Spiders make Melinda squirm,

Susan nearly has hysterics,

If you chase her with a worm!

Aren't they foolish to be frightened?

Fancy making such a fuss

Over harmless creepy-crawlies

Who are scared to death - of us.

 

The Magic Piper

By Frank Marsh

There piped a piper in the wood

Strange music-soft and sweet-

Ad all the little wild things

Came hurrying to his feet.

They sat around him on the grass,

Enchanted, unafraid,

And listened, as with shining eyes

Sweet melodies he made.

The wood grew green, and flowers sprang up,

The birds began to sin;

For the music it was magic,

And the piper’s name was-Spring!

 

Class Gas

By Kenn Nesbitt

The teacher passed out and fell right off her chair.
My classmates are crying and gasping for air.
The hamster is howling and hiding his head.
The plants by the window are practically dead.

There’s gas in the class; it’s completely my fault,
and smells like a chemical weapons assault.
So try to remember this lesson from me:
Don’t take off your shoes in class after P.E.

 

Topsey-Turvey Land

by Henry Wilkinson

The people walk upon their heads,
The sea is made of sand,
The children go to school by night,
In Topsy-Turvy Land.

The front-door step is at the back,
You're walking when you stand,
You wear your hat upon your feet,
In Topsy-Turvy Land.

And 'buses on the sea you'll meet,
While pleasure boats are planned
To travel up and down the streets
Of Topsy-Turvy Land.

You pay for what you never get,
I think it must be grand,
For when you go you're coming back,
In Topsy-Turvy Land.

 

 

 

Spoken Verse Boys and Girls 10 to 11 Years


“Do you want to be a Wizard?”

By Wes Magee

Do you want to be a wizard

Well, you need a pointed hat

With silver stars and golden moon

And perched on top … a hat.

Do you want to be a wizard?

Well, you’ll need a Book of Spells

and rotten eggs and fried frogs

to make some horrid smells.


Do you want to be a wizard?

Well, you’ll need some pickled brains,

A wand, a cloak, and one dead rat,

And great slime from the drains.

Do you still want to be a wizard.

 

Rainy Nights

by Irene Thompson

I like the town on rainy nights

When everything is wet —

When all the town has magic lights

And streets of shining jet!

When all the rain about the town

Is like a looking-glass,

And all the lights are upside down

Below me as I pass.

In all the pools are velvet skies,

And down the dazzling street

A fairy city gleams and lies

In beauty at my feet.

 

The Snare

by James Stephens

I hear a sudden cry of pain!
There is a rabbit in a snare:
Now I hear the cry again,
But I cannot tell from where.

But I cannot tell from where
He is calling out for aid!
Crying on the frightened air,
Making everything afraid!

Making everything afraid!
Wrinkling up his little face!
And he cries again for aid;
- and I cannot find the place!

And I cannot find the place
Where his paw is in the snare!
Little One! Oh, Little One!
I am searching everywhere!

 

The Night Before The Match

by John Foster

The night before the match

I lie awake in bed,

With thoughts of what might happen

Whirling round my head.


What if there’s an open goal

And somehow I fail to score?

What if I miss a penalty

And we lose instead of draw?



What if I miss a tackle

And give my goal away?

What if I get a red card?

What will people say?

What if I’m clean through

And I slip and tread on the ball?

What if I’m ill in the morning

And can’t even play at all?

The night before the match

It’s always the same.

Why can’t I feel like Dad who says:

‘Don’t worry. It’s only a game.’

 

 

 

Spoken Verse 12 to 13 Years


The Sea

by James Reeves

The sea is a hungry dog, 
Giant and grey.
He rolls on the beach all day.
With his clashing teeth and shaggy jaws
Hour upon hour he gnaws
The rumbling, tumbling stones, 
And 'Bones, bones, bones, bones! '
The giant sea-dog moans, 
Licking his greasy paws.

And when the night wind roars
And the moon rocks in the stormy cloud, 
He bounds to his feet and snuffs and sniffs, 
Shaking his wet sides over the cliffs, 
And howls and hollos long and loud.

But on quiet days in May or June, 
When even the grasses on the dune
Play no more their reedy tune, 
With his head between his paws
He lies on the sandy shores, 
So quiet, so quiet, he scarcely snores. 

 

Silver

by Walter De La Mare

Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
This way, and that, she peers, and sees
Silver fruit upon silver trees;
One by one the casements catch
Her beams beneath the silvery thatch;
Couched in his kennel, like a log,
With paws of silver sleeps the dog;
From their shadowy cote the white breasts peep
Of doves in silver feathered sleep
A harvest mouse goes scampering by,
With silver claws, and silver eye;
And moveless fish in the water gleam,
By silver reeds in a silver stream. 

 

A Red Red Rose

by Robert Burns

O my Luve is like a red, red rose 

That’s newly sprung in June; 

O my Luve is like the melody 

That’s sweetly played in tune. 

So fair art thou, my bonnie lass, 

So deep in luve am I; 

And I will luve thee still, my dear, 

Till a’ the seas gang dry. 

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear, 

And the rocks melt wi’ the sun; 

I will love thee still, my dear, 

While the sands o’ life shall run. 

And fare thee weel, my only luve! 

And fare thee weel awhile! 

And I will come again, my luve, 

Though it were ten thousand mile.

 

Mother doesn’t want a dog

by Judith Viorst

Mother doesn't want a dog.
Mother says they smell,
And never sit when you say sit,
Or even when you yell.
And when you come home late at night
And there is ice and snow,
You have to go back out because
The dumb dog has to go.

Mother doesn't want a dog.
Mother says they shed,
And always let the strangers in
And bark at friends instead,
And do disgraceful things on rugs,
And track mud on the floor,
And flop upon your bed at night
And snore their doggy snore.

Mother doesn't want a dog.
She's making a mistake.
Because, more than a dog, I think
She will not want this snake. 

 

 

 

Spoken Verse Boys and Girls 14 Years


The Forge

By Seamus Heaney

All I know is a door into the dark.

Outside, old axles and iron hoops rusting;

Inside, the hammered anvil’s short-pitched ring,

The unpredictable fantail of sparks

Or hiss when a new shoe toughens in water.

The anvil must be somewhere in the centre,

Horned as a unicorn, at one end and square,

Set there immoveable: an altar

Where he expends himself in shape and music.

Sometimes, leather-aproned, hairs in his nose,

He leans out on the jamb, recalls a clatter

Of hoofs where traffic is flashing in rows;

Then grunts and goes in, with a slam and flick

To beat real iron out, to work the bellows.

 

Epic

by Patrick Kavanagh

I have lived in important places, times
When great events were decided, who owned
That half a rood of rock, a no-man's land
Surrounded by our pitchfork-armed claims.
I heard the Duffys shouting "Damn your soul!"
And old McCabe stripped to the waist, seen
Step the plot defying blue cast-steel -
"Here is the march along these iron stones."
That was the year of the Munich bother. Which
Was more important? I inclined
To lose my faith in Ballyrush and Gortin
Till Homer's ghost came whispering to my mind.
He said: I made the Iliad from such
A local row. Gods make their own importance. 

 

She Walks in Beauty

by Lord Byron

She walks in beauty, like the night 

Of cloudless climes and starry skies; 

And all that’s best of dark and bright 

Meet in her aspect and her eyes; 

Thus mellowed to that tender light 

Which heaven to gaudy day denies. 

One shade the more, one ray the less, 

Had half impaired the nameless grace 

Which waves in every raven tress, 

Or softly lightens o’er her face; 

Where thoughts serenely sweet express, 

How pure, how dear their dwelling-place. 

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow, 

So soft, so calm, yet eloquent, 

The smiles that win, the tints that glow, 

But tell of days in goodness spent, 

A mind at peace with all below, 

A heart whose love is innocent!

 

Sonnet 18

by William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? 
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date: 
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd; 
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st; 
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. 

 

 

 

Yeats Competition – Spoken Verse Over 14 Years Boys and Girls


Under Ben Bulben by W.B. Yeats

I

Swear by what the Sages spoke

Round the Mareotic Lake

That the Witch of Atlas knew,

Spoke and set the cocks a-crow.

Swear by those horsemen, by those women,

Complexion and form prove superhuman,

That pale, long visaged company

That airs an immortality

Completeness of their passions won;

Now they ride the wintry dawn

Where Ben Bulben sets the scene.

Here's the gist of what they mean.

 

To the Rose upon the rood of time

by W.B. Yeats

Red Rose, proud Rose, sad Rose of all my days!

Come near me, while I sing the ancient ways:

Cuchulain battling with the bitter tide;

The Druid, grey, wood-nurtured, quiet-eyed,

Who cast round Fergus dreams, and ruin untold;

And thine own sadness, whereof stars, grown old

In dancing silver-sandalled on the sea,

Sing in their high and lonely melody.

Come near, that no more blinded by man's fate,

I find under the boughs of love and hate,

In all poor foolish things that live a day,

Eternal beauty wandering on her way.

Come near, come near, come near—Ah, leave me still

A little space for the rose-breath to fill!

Lest I no more hear common things that crave;

The weak worm hiding down in its small cave,

The field-mouse running by me in the grass,

And heavy mortal hopes that toil and pass;

But seek alone to hear the strange things said

By God to the bright hearts of those long dead,

And learn to chaunt a tongue men do not know.

Come near; I would, before my time to go,

Sing of old Eire and the ancient ways:

Red Rose, proud Rose, sad Rose of all my days.

 

To the Fiddler of Dooney

By W.B. Yeats

When I play on my fiddle in Dooney,
Folk dance like a wave of the sea;
My cousin is priest in Kilvarnet,
My brother in Moharabuiee.

I passed my brother and cousin:
They read in their books of prayer;
I read in my book of songs
I bought at the Sligo fair.

When we come at the end of time,
To Peter sitting in state,
He will smile on the three old spirits,
But call me first through the gate;

For the good are always the merry,
Save by an evil chance,
And the merry love the fiddle
And the merry love to dance:

And when the folk there spy me,
They will all come up to me,
With ‘Here is the fiddler of Dooney!’
And dance like a wave of the sea.

 

To An Isle in The Water

by W.B. Yeats

Shy one, shy one, 

Shy one of my heart, 

She moves in the firelight 

Pensively apart. 

She carries in the dishes, 

And lays them in a row. 

To an isle in the water 

With her would I go. 

She carries in the candles, 

And lights the curtained room, 

Shy in the doorway 

And shy in the gloom; 

And shy as a rabbit, 

Helpful and shy. 

To an isle in the water 

With her would I fly.

 

 

 

Dánta Gaeilge


Dánta do Phaistí Aois ages 4 to 5


Gugalaí-Gug

Gugalaí-gug, mo chircín dubh,

Suíonn sí sios is beireann sí ubh,

Ubh inné, ubh inniu,

Gugalaí-gug, mo chircín dubh.

 

Clog na Scoile

le Seán Mairtín

Éist le clog na scoile, am lóin atá ann,

Ólfaidh mé bainne agus íosfaidh me arán,

Brostaigh anois, níl an sos thart fós,

Amach liom go gasta ag spraoi sa chlós.

 

Bogha Báistí

Bhí bogha báistí sa ghairdín aréir,

Buí, dearg agus glas ó thalamh go spéir.

Gorm agus corcra ag ionradh go glé,

Níl se ann inniu cé go raibh se ann inné.

 

Péist

le Gabriel Rosenstock

Péist faoi thalamh me, péist sa chré,

Cén treo abhaile é, ar dheis nó ar chlé?

Fánfaidh mé tamall, gan hob ná hé,

Mar tá báisteach ag titim ó mhaidin inné.

 

 

 

Dánta do Phaistí Aois 6 to 7


Smidín an Seilide

Is firín beag mise

Le teach arm o dhorim,

Adharca fada ag fás amach uaim.

Ithimsa glasraí go mall is go réidh,

Duilleoga don dinnéar,

Is leitís don tae.

Sleamhnaim timpeall I rith an lae,

Smidín is ainm dom,

Is seilide mé!.

 

Mo Chaitín

Tá caitín agamsa atá bán agus buí,

In aice na tine a bhíonn sé ina luí,

Ní féidir leis léamh, ni féidir leis scríobh,

Ni labhraíonn sé focal le muintir an tí.

Bímse ar scoil ag obair go dian,

Is me chaitín sa bhaile ina chodladh faoin ngrian.

 

An Trá

Ta an la go halainn.

Tá mé ag dul go dtí an trá,

Le sluaisaid agus buicéad

Is ciseán mór lan.

Beidh mé ag imirt peile,

Ag bailiú sliogáin,

Ag snámh san uisce

Agus ag tógáil caisleáin.

 

Prionsa na bhFrog

le Art O Súilleabháin

Ba mhaith liom cónaí i gcaisleán…

Bheadh gliondar arm o chroí.

Bheadh mo mhamaí ina banríon

‘S mo dhaidí ina rí.

Bheadh mise I mo bhaphrionsa

Bheadh mo charide éadmhar, lag.

Rachaidh mé amach amárach,

Agus pógfaidh mé cúpla frog.

 

Dánta do Phaistí Aois 8 to 9


Liathróid I bPáirc an Chrócaigh

le Éamonn Ó Riordáin

Preabann sí, casann sí

Léimeann sí timpeall,

Cictear í, buailtear i

Ard agus iseal.

Amanna tapa,

Uaireanta mall,

Suas agus síos,

Sall is anall,

Istigh sa chúl,

Thar an trasnán

Croitear na bratacha

Glas agus bán,

Ag luí ar an talamh

Nó ag eitilt san aer,

Screadadh is béiceadh

Ó slua go léir.

 

I lár na hOíche

le Áine Ní Ghlinn

Dúisím I lár na hoiche,

Mo chroí istigh ag preabadh,

Cén glór é sin thios fúm?

É I bhfolach faoi mo leaba?

lor uaigneach is brónach,

Mar a bheadh ainmhI ag caoineadh,

Glór a deir “Cabhair! Cabhair!”

“Thuas ansin tá daoine!”.

 

An Ghaoth Aduiaidh

An ghaoth aduaidh, bíonn sí crua,

Agus cuireann sí facht ar dhaone.

An ghaoth anoir, bíonn sí tais,

Agus cuireann sí rath ar shíola.

An ghaoth anoir, bíonn sí tirim,

Agus cuireann sí braith ar chaoirigh,

An ghaoth aniar, bíonn sí fial,

Agus cuireann sí iasc chun tíre.

 

An tEitleán

“Nach deas an t-eitleán é,”

Arsa Micilín leis féin,

“Ag eitilt ar nós spideoge

Thar na sléibhte igcéin!”

Feiceann sé gach uile ní

Is é ag eitilt sa spéir,

Nach aoibhinn don phíolóta

Mar éinin thuas san aer!

Ach beidh mé mór amárach

In eitlean liom Féin,

Is feicfidh mé na sléibhte

Is na tíortha I bhad igcéin.

 

 

 

Dánta do Phaistí Aois 10 to 11


Mise Éire

le Pádraig Mac Piarais

Mise Éire:

Sine mé na an Chaileach Bhéarra.

Mór mo ghlóir,

Mé a rug Cúchulainn cróga.

Mór mo náir,

Mo chlann féin a dhíol a mathair.

Mór mo phian,

Bithnaimde do mo shíorchiapadh.

Mór mo bhrón,

D’éag an dream inar chuireas dóchas.

Mise éire:

Uaigní mé ná an Chailleach Bhéarra.

 

Mo sheanathair

le Séamas Ó Ceilleachair

Tá mo sheanathair lag,

Ta mo sheanathair aosta,

Ní feidir leis seasamh

Ná siúl ina aonar.

Is maith leis na crainn,

Is maith leis na bánta.

Is maith leis go mór

Bheith ag caint leis na páistí.

Suíonn sé sa chúinne.

Is sinn ina aice.

Is é ag cur síos.

Ar an saol ata caite.

 

An tEarrach

le Tomás Mac Anna

Léimeann na huain háthas

Ar na páirceanna cois trá,

Léimann mo chroí le gliondar

Go bhfuil sé ina lá..

Tagann an ghaoth ón muir.

Is í ag siosarnach dom

Faoi thíortha i bhfad i gcéin,

A mbanta is a sléibhte lom”.

Ta suan an gheimridh thart;

Nach aoibhinn dúinn a bheith beio?

An t-earrach linn,

An samradh romhainn,

Is an ghile a gabhann leo.

 

Bó sa Chlós

le Art ó Súilleabháin

Bhí bó sa chlós inné!

Léim sé thiar an bhalla!

D’ith sé Seán Mac Aoidh,

Is d’fhág sé cnap sa halla!

Bhí na cailíní ag screadail!

Rith an máistir fein amach!

Bhi tarbh sa pháirc ag búiril,

Ní raibh Seán le feicáil, ach…

Bhí a mhala ag an gheata,

Bhí a chóta beag sa chlós,

Agus rud éigin ar an mhata,

Is Seán ar iarraidh fós!

Bhí bó sa chlós inné.

Léim se thar an bhalla!

Ach cá raibh Sean Mac Aoidh?

Bhi se imithe abhaile!

 

 

 

Dánta do Phaistí Aois 12 to 13

I d’Tosach an tSamhraidh

Le Seán Mac Fheorais

Tá an Samhradh ar ais’s an dhuiliúir ag fás

Agus teas ag teacht sa ghrian;

Tá an fhuiseog ag eitilt sa spéir g hard

Is ag canadh tiúin don saol;

Tá an smólach an long onbinn ar an bhfál

Cois nid’I measc na gcraobh;

Is cloistear an chuach ó ait go hait

‘S is álainn le cách a glaoch.

Ta an taoide ag briseadh le fuaim ar an trá

Agus Ciúnas caoin san aer;

Ta sluaite ag dul san fharraige ag snámh

Is ag siúl thar ghineamh ghlé;

‘S is uaigneach atáim anso sa tsráid

Go dtiocfaidh an Satharn soar,

Is rachad ar rothar le Liam’s le Seán,

Faoin tuath go deireadh an lae.

 

Trí Treithe Na Féinne

Le Osborn O’hAimhirgin

Ceist ag Pádraig, grá nan Gael,

Lá ar laoch an liathfhoilt,

Caoilte Mac Rónáin na scéal

Tráth in Eirinn iathghlais.

“Inis dúinn, a scéalai bhinn,

Céard a thug daoibhse an tiarnas?

Nó céard a choinnigh sibh gan mheath,

An oiread mhair na Fianna?”

“Trí tréithe a dhaingnigh sinn,”

D’fhreagair Caoilte ciallmhar,

“Glaine ár gcroi ‘gus neart ár ngeag,

Is beart de réir ár mbriathar.”

 

Ár nÓige

Le Máirtín O’Díreáin

Má deirid leat do chaired

Gur siolla den ghaoth trí fhal,

An siolla a chloisir de ghnath,

Ar bhóthar Bhaile an Chláir

Nó láimh le Rathún na gCnamh

Ná geill feasta dá ráite:

‘Sí ár n-óige í go dearfa

Ag éamh ar fud na háite.

Minic a d’fhill sí orm féin

Bhuail doras mo chuimhne

Is D’fhiafraigh go dian díom

Ar aithnios cé a bhí ann,

Ach gbabh cas is cian mé,

Is chuireas uaim siar í

Go bóthar Bhaile an Chlair

Is go Rathún na gCnamh.

 

Is fuath liom na héadaí seo

Le Breandán de Bhal

Is fuath liom na headaí seo,

Níl uaim iad a chaitheamh níos mó,

Ní oireann siad do mar chor ar bith,

B’fhearr liom iad a fheiceáil ar bhó.

Ní feidir liom dul amach.

Beidh mo chaired ag gáire fúm,

Ma theim anosi amach ón teach

Nach ormsa a beidh an ghruaim?

Ach céard atá uait a chaitheamh?

Éadaí sractha, caite, ildaite darn dóigh.

Níor mhaith lion éadaí mar iad a fheiceáil.

Ár mhuc agus í istigh sa chró?

Ní féidir linn teach tar réitheach,

Fagfaimid an rogha agat féin,

Ach glacfaimid grianghraf álainn díot

Le taispeáint ag do chóisir fiche is a haon!

 

 

 

Dánta do Phaistí Aois 14+

An Gleann ‘nar Togadh Mé

Le Dubhghlas de hIde

Ó áit go háit ba bhreá mo shiúl,

Is db art mo léim ar bar an tsléibh’,

I long ‘s I mbád ba mhór mo dhúil,

‘S ba bheo mo chroí I lár mo chléibh.

Mar chois an ghiorria a bhí mo chos,

Mar iarann gach alt is féith,

Bhí an sonas romham, thall is abhus

Sa ghleann ‘nar tógadh mé.

Ba chuma liomsa fear ar bith,

Ba chuma lion an domhan iomlan;

Mar rith an fhia a bhí mo rith,

Mar shruth an sleibhe ag dul le fán;

Is ní raibh rud ar bith sa domhan

Nach ndeanfainn, dá mba mhaith liom é –

Léim an bád ‘dul síos an abhainn

Sa ghleann’nar tógadh mé.

Ní amhlaidh atá agam anois,

Bhí mé luath agus tá mé mall,

Níl ‘fhios agam cad é a bhris

Sean-neart an chroí is lúth na mball;

Rinne mé mórán ‘s fuair mé fios

Ar mhórán-Och! Níor sásaiodh mé –

Mo léan, mo léan, gan mé arís óg

Sa ghleann ‘nar tógadh mé!

 

Cul an Tí Le Seán O’Ríordáin

Tá Tír na nóg ar chú1) an tí,

Tír alainn trína cheile,

Lucht cheithre chos ag súil na slí,

Gan bróga orth ná léine,

Gan Bearla acu ná Gaeilge.

Ach fasann cloca ar gach droim

Sa tír seo trína chéilie,

Is labhartar teanga ar chú2) an tí

Nár thuig aon fhear ach Aesop,

Is tá sé siúd sa chré anois,

Tá cearca ann is al sicím

Is lacha righin mhothaolach

IS gadhar mór dubh mar namhaid sa tír

Ag grannadh le gach éinne

Is cat ag crú na gréine.

Sa chúinne thiar ta banc dramhaik

Is iontaií an tsaoil ann,

Coinnleoir, búclai, seanhata tuí,

Is trúmpa balbh néata,

Is citeal bán mar ghé ann.

Is ann a thagann tincéirí

Go naofa, trína chéile,

Tá gaol acu le cúl an tí,

Is bíd ag iarraidh déirce

Ar chúl gach tí in Éirinn.

Ba mhaith liom bheith ar chúl an tí

Sa doircheacht go déanach

Go bhfeicinn ann ar cuiart gealaí

An t-ollaimhin sin Aesop

Is é ina phúca léannta.

 

Fáinne Geal an Lae

Maidin moch do ghabhas amach,

Ar bhruacha Locha Léin.

An Samhradh teacht, ‘s an chraobh lein’ ais,

Is Ionradh te ón ngréin

Ar thaistil dom trí bhailte poirt is bánta mine réidh,

Cé a gheobhainn le m’ais ach an chúilleann deas,

Le fáinne geal an lae.

Ní raibh bróg ná stoca, caidhp ná clóc,

Ar mo stóirin óg ón spéir,

Ach folt fionn órga síos go troigh,

Ag fás go barr an fherir.

Bhí calán cruite aici ina glaic,

‘S ar dhrucht ba dheas a scéimh

DO rug barr gear ar Bheineas deas

Le fainne geal an lae.

Do shuigh an bhrídeog s,ios le m’ais,

Ar bhinse glas den fhear,

Ag magadh léi, bhíos dá maíomh go pras

Mar mhnaoi nach scarfainn léi.

‘Sé dúirt síliomsa, “imigh uaim.

Is scaoil ar siúl mé a reic”.

Sin iad aneas na soilse ag teacht

Le fáinne geal an lae.

 

Valparaiso

Le Padraig de Brún

Thaining long ó Valparaiso,

Scaoileadh téad a seol sa chuan,

Chuir a hainm dom I gcuimhne

Ríocht na Greine, Tír na mBua.

“Gluasi, ‘ ar sí, ‘ar thuras fada,

Liom ó scamall is ó cheo,

Ta fé shleasaibh gorm Andes

Cathair scáfar, glé mar sheod”.

Bhíos óg is ní imeoinnse,

Am an dóchais, tus mo shaoil,

Chreideas fós go raibh I ndán dom

Iontaisí na ndán’s na scéal/

Ghluais an long thar lintibh mara,

Fad ó shin is a crann mar órm

Scriobh a scéal ar phar na hoíche,

Ard I rian na réaltan mor.

Filfidh sí aris chugam áfach;

Chífead cathair bhan fén sléibh,

Le hais mara na síochana-

Creidim fós beagnach, a Dhé.