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Solo Singing

Note 1:
The Official Accompanist MUST BE USED in competitions 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)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

Any Boy to Any Ship - Baynon (Boosey and Hawkes)

 

 


2. Girls Solo (Under 10)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Roisín Elliot Memorial Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

 

Cradlesong - Fleiss, attrib. Mozart (any edition)


3. Boys Solo (Under 12)


Entry Fee: €5.00

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

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

Adventure - Havelock Nelson (Lengnick)


4. Girls Solo (Under 12)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Peter Power Memorial Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

Ladybird - Brahms (any standard edition)


5. Boys Solo (Under 15)


Entry Fee: €5.00

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

Second Prize: Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

Care Flies from the Lad that is Merry - Michael Arne (Curwen)

(b) Own Choice in contrast on recall only


6. Girls Solo (Under 14)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Healy Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

Weathers (from "Still South I Went") - Eric Sweeney (Roberton)

(b) Own Choice in contrast on recall only


7. Girls Solo (Under 16)


Entry Fee: €5.00

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

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

When Daisies Pied - Thomas Arne (Peters)

(b) Own Choice in contrast on recall only

 

 


8. Girls Solo (Under 18)


Entry Fee: €5.00

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

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) June - Quilter (Boosey & Hawkes)

(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

Test:

(a) (I) Soprano: Shy One (F Major) - Rebecca Clarke  - Rebecca Clarke Song Album

(Medium- High) - (Boosey & Hawkes)

 

(II) Mezzo Soprano: Crabbed Age and Youth (F Major) - Madeline Dring

Seven Shakespeare Songs for Medium Voice & Piano (Thames/Elkin)

 

(III) Contralto: Sleep (G minor) - Ivor Gurney

A Heritage of 20th Century British Song: Volume 1 (Boosey & Hawkes)

 

(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

Test:

 (a) (I) Tenor: Sure on this Shining Night (Bb)  - Barber (Schirmer or musicnotes.com)

 

(II) Baritone: Drake's Drum (D Minor) - Stanford

A Heritage of 20th Centry British Song: Volume 1 (Boosey & Hawkes)

 

(III) Bass: Sea Fever (E Minor) - John Ireland (Stainer &  Bell)

 

(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

Test:

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


Sponsor: Mrs. Eileen Clandillon

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 and Cash Award of €20

Test:

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

Test:

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

Test:

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)

Test:

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


Sponsor: Arklow Credit Union

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

Test:

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

Test:

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


Ensemble


1 Audio and/or video recording devices may not be used in any of the competition venues. The taking of photographs during competitions is not permitted.
2 Where the services of the festival accompanist are required, sheet music must be submitted at the time of entry.

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


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Chamber of Commerce Cups and Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Test:

One duet of own choice (accompanied).


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


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Arklow Credit Union Trophies and Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Test:

One duet of own choice (accompanied).


20. Vocal Duet (Open) Male and/or Female


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Fogarty Award and Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Test:

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

Test:

One piece of own choice, with or without accompaniment.


Note:
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

Test:

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

Test:

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

Test:

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

Test:

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


Choral Competitions


Note: In Choral Competitions, Choirs must provide their own accompaniment where applicable.


(A) School and Youth Groups

26. Choir (Under 13) BOYS and/or GIRLS - Unison


Entry Fee: €20.00

Confined to Primary School Choirs

First Prize: The Garrett Redmond Memorial Trophy and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

Two pieces contrasted in style and tempo, both accompanied.


26A. CHOIR (Under 13 years) BOYS and/or GIRLS - Unison (Open)


Entry Fee: €20.00

First Prize: Festival Award and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

Two pieces contrsted in style and tempo, both accompanied.


27. CHOIR (Under 14) BOYS and/or GIRLS - Unison


Entry Fee: €20.00

Confined to Post Primary School Choirs

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

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

Two pieces contrasted in style and tempo, both accompanied.


28. Choir (Under 15) 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

Test:

Two pieces contrasted in style and tempo, both accompanied.


29. Choir (Under 16) 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

Test:

Two pieces contrasted in style and tempo, both accompanied.


30. Choir (Under 16) 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

Test:

Two pieces contrasted in style and tempo, both accompanied.


31. Senior Choral Competition (B) - (3 or 4 Parts)


Entry Fee: €20.00

Confined to Post Primary School Choirs

First Prize: The Kenny Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €40

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

Two pieces contrasted in style and tempo, both accompanied.


Sponsor: Mr. Eric Craig

32. Senior Choral Competition (A) - (3 or 4 Parts)


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

Test:

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

A high standard of performance will be required.


33. Youth Choir - (2, 3 or 4 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

Test:

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

 


34. 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

Test:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice and of a Religious Nature, with or without accompaiment.


(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

35. Madrigal Ensemble - Group of not more than 20


Entry Fee: €25.00

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

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

Two contrasting madrigals, in any language, (unaccompanied).


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

Test:

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

Test:

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: New Festival Award, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €30

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

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

Test:

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

Test:

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

Test:

(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

Test:

Two contrasting chants of own choice.


43. Adult Choir - Light Jazz and Popular Music - (3 or 4 Parts)


Entry Fee: €25.00

First Prize: The Sean Bonner Memorial Cup, (Presented by Mrs. Peg Bonner), Gold Medal and Cash Award of €75

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €25

Test:

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

Test:

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


Note:
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

Orchestra members must be rgistered students of the school represented.

 

In this competition the following instruments are essential:

1st Violins, 2nd Violins, 3rd Violins and/or Violas, 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

Test:

 

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


46. Youth Orchestra - Open


Entry Fee: €20.00

In this competition the following instruments are essential:

1st Violins, 2nd Violins, 3rd Violins and/or Violas, Cellos

All other orchestral instruments are optional.

First Prize: Festival Award, Gold Medal and Cash Award of €100

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €30

Test:

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


47. School Concert Band


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

Test:

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


Previous Winner: Gaelscoil Moshiólog, Co. Wexford

48. Violin Solo (Under 10) - Confined


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Matt Myler Memorial Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) Rigaudon - Rameau - Young Violinists Repertoire 1 (deKeyser) (Faber)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


49. Violin Solo (Under 10) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Eagle Press Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) Little Dance No. 12 - Carse - First String Tunes (Stainer & Bell)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


50. Violin Solo (Under 12) - Confined


Entry Fee: €5.00

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

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) Gavotte from BWV1012 - Bach - Young Violinists Repertoire 3 (Faber)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


51. Violin Solo (Under 12) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Pat Baker Memorial Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) Galop (no repeats) - C.Böhm (Lengnick or Simrock)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


52. Violin Solo (Under 14) - Confined


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Irish Fireplaces Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) To a Wild Rose - MacDowell - First solo Pieces 1 (Schott)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


53. Violin Solo (Under 14) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

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

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) Berceuse Slave Op.11 - Neruda (no repeats) (Simrock)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


54. Violin Solo (Under 16) - Confined


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Gold Medal and Cash Award of €25

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) Allegro - Fiocco - (Peters)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


55. Violin Solo (Under 16) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

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

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) Bolero Op.12 No. 5 - M. Moszkowski - (Peters)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


56. Violin Solo (Under 18) - Confined


Entry Fee: €5.00

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

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) Sicilienne and Rigaudon - Kreisler (Schott)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


57. Violin Solo (Under 18) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

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

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) Mazurka for Violin Op. 10 No. 1 - Elgar (Novello)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


58. Violin or Viola or Cello Solo


Entry Fee: €5.00

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

Test:

One piece of own choice


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


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

One piece of own choice.


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


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

Test:

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


61. Junior Repertoire Strings (Under 18) - (including 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

Test:

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


62. Senior Repertoire Strings (Over 18) - (including 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

Test:

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


63. Violin Duet (Under 15)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Plagues and Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Test:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice.


64. Violin Duet (Under 18)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Plaques and Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Test:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice.


Piano

65. Piano (Under 10) - Confined


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Pat Kelly Trophy and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) "Farewell", Op.98, No. 5 - Grechaninoff (ABRSM)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


66. Piano (Under 10) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The Joe Marsella Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) "On Horseback", Op.98, No. 5 - Grechaninoff (ABRSM

(b) Own choice on recall only.

 


67. Piano (Under 12) - 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

Test:

(a) A Brisk Game (Four Little Pieces, Op. 14) - Kabalevsky (B+H)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


68. Piano (Under 12) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Festival Trophy and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) Little Prelude in F, BWV 927 - Bach (No. 3 from klavierbüchlein für W. Fr. Bach)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


69. Piano (Under 12) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

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

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) Jig in G (from Sonata No. 6) - Arne (ABRSM or Hours with the Masters Vol. 3)

(b) Own choice on recall only.


70. Piano (Under 14) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

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

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) Sonatina in F, Op. 36, No. 4, Last movt. (with De Capo) - Clementi

(b) Own choice on recall only.


71. Piano (Under 16) - Confined


Entry Fee: €5.00

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

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) Bagatelle in D, Op. 119, No. 3 -Beethoven

(b) Own choice on recall only.


72. Piano (Under 16) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

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

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) No. 6 from "Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm",  (Mikrokosmous VI) - Bartók

(b) Own choice on recall only.


73. Piano (Under 16) - 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

Test:

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


75. Piano (Under 18) - 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

Test:

(a) Consolation No. 3 in D flat - Liszt

(b) Own choice on recall only.


76. Piano (Under 18) - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

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

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) Sonat in B minor XVI/32, 3rd movt. (no repeats) - Haydn

(b) Own choice on recall only.


77. 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

Test:

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.


78. 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, 2020. 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 77.

(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

Test:

(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

79. Piano Duet (Under 18)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Test:

One piece of own choice.


80. Piano Duet (Under 18)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Test:

One piece of own choice.


81. Junior Repertoire Piano (Under 18)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: The John Swan Diamond Studio Award, Gold Medal and May Kavanagh Award of €200

Second Prize: Silver Medal and Cash Award of €35

Test:

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

Not to exceed 12 minutes duration.


Sponsor: Executive Committee, Arklow Music Festival

82. Senior Repertoire Piano (Over 18)


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

Test:

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.


83. Brass Solo (Under 14)


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

Test:

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


84. Brass Solo (Under 17)


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

Test:

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


85. 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

Test:

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


86. Brass Quartet or Quintet - Open


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Test:

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


87. Recorder Solo (Under 10)


Entry Fee: €5.00

Own Accompaniment.

First Prize: Plaque and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

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


88. Recorder Solo (Under 8)


Entry Fee: €5.00

Own Accompaniment.

First Prize: Plaque and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

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


89. Recorder Solo (Under 12)


Entry Fee: €5.00

Own Accompaniment.

First Prize: The Don McDonagh Memorial Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

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


90. Recorder Solo (Under 14)


Entry Fee: €5.00

Own Accompaniment.

First Prize: Plaque and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

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


91. Recorder (Under 16)


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

Test:

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


92. Woodwind Solo (Under 12) including Saxophone


Entry Fee: €5.00

Own Accompaniment.

First Prize: Plaque and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

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


93. Woodwind Solo (Under 14) 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

Test:

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


94. Woodwind Solo (Under 16) Including Saxophone


Entry Fee: €5.00

Own Accompaniment.

First Prize: The Arklow Credit Union Cup and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

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


95. 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

Test:

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


96. Feadóg Solo (Under 12)


Entry Fee: €5.00

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

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice, without accompaniment.


97. Feadóg Solo (Under 14)


Entry Fee: €5.00

First Prize: Plaque and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

Two contrasting pieces of own choice, without accompaniment.


98. Flute Solo (14-16)


Entry Fee: €5.00

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

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

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


Verse Speaking & Choral Verse


Verse Speaking


Note:
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 a poem may be chosen from the options listed. Intending competitors seeking copies of set poems should download them from the website (see Poetry List). (A downloadable .pdf file of our syllabus is also available on request.)

99. Boys aged 5 years and under Attending Primary School


Entry Fee: €3.00

The Star System of Recognition applies to this competition

Test:

Any Poem or Nursery Rhyme.


100. Girls aged 5 years and under - Attending Primary School


Entry Fee: €3.00

The Star System of Recognition applies to this competition

Test:

Any Poem or Nursery Rhyme.


101. Boys aged 6 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Test:

(a) "The White Window" by James Stephens

(b) "Upside Down" by Aileen Fisher

(c) "The Witch" by Percy H. Ilott

(d) "Recycling is the Greatest" by Ted Schew


102. Girls aged 6 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Test:

(a) "The White Window" by James Stephens

(b) "Upside Down" by Aileen Fisher

(c) "The Witch" by Percy H. Ilott

(d) "Recycling is the Greatest" by Ted Schew


103. Boys aged 7 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Test:

(a) "The White Window" by James Stephens

(b) "Upside Down" by Aileen Fisher

(c) "The Witch" by Percy H. Ilott

(d) "Recycling is the Greatest" by Ted Schew


104. Girls aged 7 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Test:

(a) "The White Window" by James Stephens

(b) "Upside Down" by Aileen Fisher

(c) "The Witch" by Percy H. Ilott

(d) "Recycling is the Greatest" by Ted Schew


105. Boys aged 8 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Test:

(a) "The Crow" by Robert Louis Stevenson

(b) "Little Trotty Wagtail" by John Clare

(c) "Windy Nights" by Robert Louis Stevenson

(d) "Fairy Story" by Steve Smith

 


106. Girls aged 8 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Test:

(a) "The Crow" by Robert Louis Stevenson

(b) "Little Trotty Wagtail" by John Clare

(c) "Windy Nights" by Robert Louis Stevenson

(d) "Fairy Story" by Steve Smith


107. Boys aged 9 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Test:

(a) "The Crow" by Robert Louis Stevenson

(b) "Little Trotty Wagtail" by John Clare

(c) "Windy Nights" by Robert Louis Stevenson

(d) "Fairy Story" by Steve Smith


108. Girls aged 9 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Test:

(a) "The Crow" by Robert Louis Stevenson

(b) "Little Trotty Wagtail" by John Clare

(c) "Windy Nights" by Robert Louis Stevenson

(d) "Fairy Story" by Steve Smith


110. Boys aged 10 Years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Test:

(a) "The Cradle Song" by Padraic Colum

(b) "The Balloon Man" by Rose Fyleman

(c) "Someone"by Welater De la Mare

(d) "I've Had This Shirt" by Michael Rosen


111. Girls aged 10 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Test:

(a) "The Cradle Song" by Padraic Colum

(b) "The Balloon Man" by Rose Fyleman

(c) "Someone" by Walter De La Mare

(d) "I've Had This Shirt" by Michael Rosen


112. Boys aged 11 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Test:

(a) "The Cradle Song" by Padriac Colum

(b) "The Balloon Man" by Rose Flyeman

(c) "Someone" by Walter De La Mare

(d) "I've Had This Shirt" by Michael Rosen


113. Girls aged 11 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Silver Medal

Second Prize: Certificate

Test:

(a) "The Cradle Song" by Padraic Colum

(b) "The Balloon Man" by Rose Fyleman

(c) "Someone" by Walter De La Mare

(d) "I've Had This Shirt" by Michael Rosen


114. Boys or Girls aged 12-13 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) "Chamber Music" by James Joyce

(b) "White Fields" by James Stephens

(c) "The Star" by Jane Taylor

(d) "Autumn" by John Clare


115. Boys or Girls aged 14 years


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

(a) "The Little Waves of Breffny" by Eva Gore-Booth

(b) "Daffodils" by William Wordsworth

(c) "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost

(d) "A Boy's Song" by James Hogg

 


117. 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

Test:

(a) "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" by W.B. Yeats

(b) "He Wishes for the Cloth of Heaven" by W.B. Yeats

(c) ""Down by the Salley Gardens" by W.B. Yeats

(d) "To a Child Dancing in the Wind" by W.B. Yeats



Solo/Duo Drama

118. Monologue - Male/Female (Under 12 years)


Entry Fee: €4.00

First Prize: Plaque and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

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.


119. Monologue - Male/Female (12-14 years)


Entry Fee: €4.00

First Prize: The Tom Young Award and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

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


Entry Fee: €4.00

First Prize: The Aeolian Award and Gold Medal

Second Prize: Silver Medal

Test:

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 10 years)


Entry Fee: €4.00

First Prize: Plaque and Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Test:

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 (Under 12 years)


Entry Fee: €4.00

First Prize: Plaque and Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Test:

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 (12-14 years)


Entry Fee: €4.00

First Prize: The South East Stationery Cup and Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Test:

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.


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


Entry Fee: €4.00

First Prize: The Geraldine Cup and Gold Medals

Second Prize: Silver Medals

Test:

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


Note:
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


125. 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)

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh:

(1) Mo Mhadra

(2) Clog na Scoile le Seán Máirtín

(3) Coinín na Cásca

(4) Péist le Gabriel Rosenstock


126. 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)

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh:

(1) Mo Mhadra

(2) Clog na Scoile le Seán Máirtín

(3) Coinín na Cásca

(4) Péist le Gabriel Rosenstock


127. Buchaillí 6 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh:

(1) Lá Fhéile Pádraig

(2) Mo Chaitín

(3) Bean an Phoist

(4) Prionsa na bhFrog le Art Ó Súilleabháin


128. Cailíní 6 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh:

(1) Lá Fhéile Pádraig

(2) Mo Chaitín

(3) Bean an Phoist

(4) Prionsa na bhFrog le Art Ó Súilleabháin

 


129. Buachaillí 7 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh:

(1) Lá Fhéile Pádraig

(2) Mo Chaitín

(3) Bean an Phoist

(4) Prionsa na bhFrog le Art Ó Suilleabháin


130. Cailíní 7 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh:

(1) Lá Fhéile Pádraig

(2) Mo Chaitín

(3) Bean an Phoist

(4) Prionsa na bhFrog le Art Ó Suilleabháin


131. Buchaillí 8 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh:

(1) An Damhán Alla le Donnchadha Mac Aogáin

(2) Is fearr liom le Uinsionn Ó Domhnaill

(3) An Ghaoth Aduaidh

(4) An tEarrach le Tomás Mac Anna

 


132. Cailiní 8 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh:

(1) An Damhán Alla le Donnchadha Mac Aogáin

(2) Is fearr liom le Uinsionn Ó Domhnaill

(3) An Ghaoth Aduaidh

(4) An tEarrach le Tomás Mac Anna


133. Buchaillí 9 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh:

(1) An Damhán Alla le Donnchadha Mac Aogáin

(2) Is fearr liom le Uinsionn Ó Domhnaill

(3) An Ghaoth Aduaidh

(4) An tEarrach le tomás Mac Anna


134. Cailíní 9 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh:

(1) An Damhán Alla le Donnchadha Mac Aogáin

(2) Is fearr liom le Uinsionn Ó Domhnaill

(3) An Ghaoth Aduaidh

(4) An tEarrach le Tomás Mac Anna

 


135. Buchaillí 10 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh:

(1) Mise Éire le Pádraig Mac Piarais

(2) An Grá le Éamonn Ó Ruanaí

(3) Amhrán na Gaoithe le Pádraig Ó Ruanaí

(4) Eitleog le Áine Ní Ghlinn


136. Cailíní 10 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Ór

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh:

(1) Mise Éire le Pádraig Mac Piarais

(2) An Grá le Éamonn Ó Ruanaí

(3) Amhrán na Gaoithe le Pádraig Ó Duinnín

(4) Eitleog le Áine Ní Ghlinn


137. Buchaillí 11 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Ór

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh:

(1) Mise Éire le Pádraig Mac Piarais

(2) An Grá le Éamonn Ó Ruanaí

(3) Amhrán na Gaoithe le Pádraig Ó Duinnín

(4) Eitleog le Áine Ní Ghlinn

 


138. Cailíní 11 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Airgid

Second Prize: Teastas

Ábhar Bunaidh:

(1) Mise Éire le Pádraig Mac Piarais

(2) An Grá le Éamonn Ó Ruanaí

(3) Amhrán na Gaoithe le Pádraig Ó Duinnín

(4) Eitleog le Áine Ní Ghlinn


139. Buchaillí nó Cailíní 12-13 bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Ór

Second Prize: Bonn Airgid

Ábhar Bunaidh:

(1) Dathanna le Patricia Forde

(2) Caint le Éamonn Ó Ruanaí

(3) Ár nÓige le Máirtin Ó Díreáin

(4) Na Scamaill le siobhán Ní Mhuimhneacháin


140. Buachaillí nó Cailíní 14+ bliana


Entry Fee: €3.00

First Prize: Bonn Ór

Second Prize: Bonn Airgid

Ábhar Bunaidh:

(1) Valparaiso le Pádraig de Brún

(2) Fáinne Geal an Lae

(3) Cúl Aodáin le Antaine Ó Raftaire

(4) Labhrann Deirdre


141. Corn Ghlór Na nGael An t-Inbhear Mor (Arklow Glór Na nGael Cup)


Entry Fee: €0.00

Roghnóidh an moltóir an t-iarrthóir is fearr as comórtais 127 go 134 agus bronnfar Corn Ghlór na nGael air nó uirthi ag Coirmcheoil na mBuaiteoirí.

A winner from competitions 127 to 134 will be chosen by the adjudicator and will be presented with the Glór na nGael Cup at the Prizewinners’ Concert.


Previous Winner: Maeve Ni Raghallaigh

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


Entry Fee: €0.00

Roghnóidh an moltóir an t-iarrthóir is fearr as comórtais 135 go 140 agus bronnfar Corn Síorai Míchaeál Ó hAilpín air nó uirthi ag Coirmcheoil na mBuaitheoirí.

A winners from Competitions 135 to 140 will be chosen by the adjudicator and will be presented with the Michael Halpin Perpetual Trophy at the Prizewinners’ Concert.


Previous Winner: Alaoise Geraghty

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

Test:

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

Test:

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

Test:

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

Test:

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

Test:

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. The Award will be presented at the Prizewinners' Concert on Sunday 15th March, 2020.

Previous Winner: Gaelscoil an Inbhir Mhoir

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

Test:

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

Test:

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

Test:

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

Test:

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, 14th Jan. 2020. 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.
3. The festival will, where practicable, provide as much assistance as possible in setting up the stage. It is however, the responsibility of each group to ensure that adequate arrangements are in place to cover needs.
4. All properties MUST BE REMOVED from the hall at the end of the drama competitions.

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

OVERALL AWARDS - The Liam Loughlin Cup (Presented by the Loughlin Family)


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: Kathy Ann Murphy

OVERALL AWARDS - The Sr. Mary Concepta Cup (Presented by Avonmore Musical Society)


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

Previous Winner: Rang 4, Gaelscoil and Inbhir Mhoir

Original Poem


158. Competition for Original Poem - Open


Entry Fee: €0.00

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 15th 2020.

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

Test:

 

For Festival 2020, Poems submitted will be to the following themes:

 

Adults: "Wellbeing"

Under 18's: "Carbon Footprint"

Under 14's: "Environment"

Under 12's: "Nature"

 

Only one poem per competitor may be submitted.


Previous Winner: Sadie Fitzgerald, Arklow

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. Online entries are encouraged, via our website: www.arklowmusicfestival.com

Entries received at Arklow Music Festival Office, 1 Vale Road, Arklow, Co.Wicklow. Tel:(085) 8556686 will incur an administration fee of €1.50 per entrant.

2. Age of competitors (where applicable) shall be reckoned as that which they attain on January 1st 2020.

3. Entries for all competitions, MUST reach the registrar NOT LATER THAN 16th January, 2020. Entries will be accepted after that date and up to 23rd January, 2020 on PAYMENT OF DOUBLE FEES. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 16th JANUARY, 2020. 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 competitions 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 or Valid Email Addresss.

Notes Re: Accompaniment

1. Music must be supplied before January 16th 2020 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. See also Special Rules for Schools Drama competitions.

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

FAQs


How is a competitor’s age calculated for ‘under 18, 16, 14, 12 and 10' competitions?
The age of competitors shall be reckoned as that which they attain on January 1st 2020


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 after the official closing date?
Yes, if you pay double entrance fees up to the 31st of January 2020. No entries will be considered after this date.


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


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 reasons.


By what date should trophies be returned?
Trophies need to be returned to Margaret Nolan, 7-11 Shop, Abbey Street, Arklow, Co. Wicklow by the 31st of January 2020.


What do I do if I wish to make a complaint?
A complaint needs to be addressed in writing to the festival secretary on the same day of the competition and accompanied by a €20 fee which will be returned if the complaint is upheld.


Where are the result sheets available?
Results sheets containing adjudicator’s comments are available from the Secretary’s desk in each venue. Members of the public should not approach the adjudicator’s table and competitors may only collect the results sheets for their own entry.

Poetry and Dánta Gaeilge for the Arklow Music Festival 2020


NOTE: Poetry pieces from 2019 are also acceptable in the 2020 competition


Verse Speaking 6 - 7 Years


The White Window by James Stephens


The Moon comes every night to peep

Through the window where I lie:

But I pretend to be asleep;

And watch the Moon go slowly by,

— And she never makes a sound!


She stands and stares! And then she goes

To the house that's next to me,

Stealing by on tippy-toes;

To peep at folk asleep maybe

— And she never makes a sound!



Upside Down by Aileen Fisher

It's funny how beetles

and creatures like that

can walk upside down

as well as walk flat.


They crawl on a ceiling

and climb on a wall

without any practice

or trouble at all.


While I have been trying

for a year (maybe more)

and still I can't stand

with my head on the floor.



The Witch by Percy H. Ilott


I saw her plucking cowslips,

And marked her where she stood:

She never knew I watched her

While hiding in the wood.


Her skirt was brightest crimson,

And black her steeple hat,

Her broomstick lay beside her—

I'm positive of that.


Her chin was sharp and pointed,

Her eyes were—I don't know—

For, when she turned towards me—

I thought it best—to go!



Recycling is the Greatest by Ted Scheu


The Recycling is the greatest thing,

That each of us can do.

We send our plastic out and,

it comes back as something new.


It works for glass and paper too.

We trade them in for others

I wonder if recycling works

For very bossy brothers.



Verse Speaking 8 - 9 Years



The Cow by Robert Louis Stevenson


The friendly cow all red and white,

I laugh with all my heart:

She gives me cream with all her might,

To eat with apple tart.


She wanders lowing here and there,

And yet she cannot stray,

All in the pleasant open air,

The pleasant light of day;


And blown by all the winds that pass

And wet with all the showers,

She walks among the meadow grass

And eats the meadow flowers.



Little Trotty Wagtail by John Clare


Little trotty wagtail he went in the rain

And tittering tottering sideways he near got straight again

He stopped to get a worm and look'd up to catch a fly

And the he flew away e're his feathers they were dry.


Little trotty wagtail he waddled in the mud

And left his little foot marks trample where he would

He waddled in the water pudge and waggle went his tail

And chirrupt up his wings to dry upon the garden rail.


Little trotty wagtail you nimble all about

And in the dimpling water pudge you waddle in and out

Your home is nigh at hand and in the warm pigsty

So little Master Wagtail I'll bid you a 'Good bye".

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Windy Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson


Whenever the moon and stars are set,

Whenever the wind is high,

All night long in the dark and wet,

A man goes riding by.

Late in the night when the fires are out,

Why does he gallop and gallop about?


Whenever the trees are crying aloud,

And ships are tossed at sea,

By, on the highway, low and loud,

By at the gallop goes he.

By at the gallop he goes, and then

By he comes back at the gallop again.



Fairy Story by Steve Smith


I went into the wood one day

And there I walked and lost my way


When it was so dark I could not see

A little creature came to me


He said if I would sing a song

The time would not be very long


But first I must let him hold my hand tight

Or else the wood would give me a fright


I sang a song, he let me go

But now I am home again there is nobody I know.



Verse Speaking 10 - 11 Years



The Cradle Song by Padraic Colum


O men from the fields,

Come gently within.

Tread softly, softly

O men coming in!

Mavourneen is going

From me and from you,

Where Mary will fold him

With mantle of blue!

From reek of the smoke

And cold of the floor

And the peering of things

Across the half-door.

O men of the fields,

Soft, softly come thro'

Mary puts round him

Her mantle of blue.



The Balloon Man by Rose Fyleman


He always comes on market days

And holds balloons – a lovely bunch –

And in the market square he stays,

And never seems to think of lunch.


They're red and purple, blue and green,

And when it is a sunny day

The carts and people get between

You see them shining far away.


And some are big and some are small,

All tied together with a string.

And if there is a wind at all

They tug and tug like anything.


Some day perhaps he'll let them go

And we shall see them sailing high,

And stand and watch them from below —

They would look pretty in the sky!



Someone by Walter De La Mare


Someone came knocking

At my wee, small door;

Someone came knocking,

I'm sure — sure — sure;

I listened, I opened,

I looked to left and right,

But nought there was a-stirring

In the still, dark night;

Only the busy beetle

Tap-tapping in the wall,

Only from the forest

The screech owl's call,

Only the cricket whistling

While the dewdrops fall,

So I know not who came knocking,

At all, at all, at all.



I’ve Had This Shirt by Michael Rosen


I’ve had this shirt

That’s covered in dirt

For years and years and years

It used to be red but I wore it in bed

And it went grey

Cos I wore it all day

For years and years and years

The arms fell off

In the Monday wash

And you can see my vest

Through the holes in my chest

For years and years and years

As my shirt falls apart

I’ll keep the bits

In a biscuit tin

On the mantelpiece.



Verse Speaking 12 - 13 Years


White Fields by James Stephens


I


In the winter time we go

Walking in the fields of snow;


Where there is no grass at all;

Where the top of every wall,


Every fence, and every tree,

Is as white as white can be.


II


Pointing out the way we came,

-Every one of them the same-


All across the fields there be

Prints in silver filigree;


And our mothers always know,

By the footprints in the snow,

Where it is the children go.



The Star by Jane Taylor


TWINKLE, twinkle, little star,

How I wonder what you are !

Up above the world so high,

Like a diamond in the sky.


When the blazing sun is gone,

When he nothing shines upon,

Then you show your little light,

Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.


Then the trav'ller in the dark,

Thanks you for your tiny spark,

He could not see which way to go,

If you did not twinkle so.


In the dark blue sky you keep,

And often thro' my curtains peep,

For you never shut your eye,

Till the sun is in the sky.

'Tis your bright and tiny spark,

Lights the trav'ller in the dark :

Tho' I know not what you are,

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.



Autumn by John Clare


I love the fitfull gusts that shakes

 The casement all the day

And from the mossy elm tree takes

 The faded leaf away

Twirling it by the window-pane

With thousand others down the lane

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I love to see the shaking twig

 Dance till the shut of eve

The sparrow on the cottage rig

 Whose chirp would make believe

That spring was just now flirting by

In summers lap with flowers to lie

      3

I love to see the cottage smoke

 Curl upwards through the naked trees

The pigeons nestled round the coat

 On dull November days like these

The cock upon the dung-hill crowing

The mill sails on the heath agoing

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The feather from the ravens breast

 Falls on the stubble lea

The acorns near the old crows nest

 Fall pattering down the tree

The grunting pigs that wait for all

Scramble and hurry where they fall



Verse Speaking 14 Years



The Little Waves of Breffny by Eva Gore-Booth


The grand road from the mountain goes shining to the sea,

And there is traffic in it and many a horse and cart,

But the little roads of Cloonagh are dearer far to me,

And the little roads of Cloonagh go rambling through my heart.


A great storm from the ocean goes shouting o’er the hill,

And there is glory in it and terror on the wind,

But the haunted air of twilight is very strange and still,

And the little winds of twilight are dearer to my mind.


The great waves of the Atlantic sweep storming on their way,

Shining green and silver with the hidden herring shoal,

But the Little Waves of Breffny have drenched my heart in spray,

And the Little Waves of Breffny go stumbling through my soul.



Daffodils by William Wordsworth


I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.


Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the milky way,

They stretched in never-ending line

Along the margin of a bay:

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.


The waves beside them danced; but they

Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:

A poet could not but be gay,

In such a jocund company:

I gazed—and gazed—but little thought

What wealth the show to me had brought:


For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.



Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost


Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village though;

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.


My little horse must think it queer

To stop without a farmhouse near

Between the woods and frozen lake

The darkest evening of the year.


He gives his harness bells a shake

To ask if there is some mistake.

The only other sound’s the sweep

Of easy wind and downy flake.


The woods are lovely, dark and deep,

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep.



A Boy’s Song by James Hogg


WHERE the pools are bright and deep,

Where the grey trout lies asleep,

Up the river and over the lea,

That 's the way for Billy and me.


Where the blackbird sings the latest,

Where the hawthorn blooms the sweetest,

Where the nestlings chirp and flee,

That 's the way for Billy and me.

Where the mowers mow the cleanest,

Where the hay lies thick and greenest

There to track the homeward bee,

That 's the way for Billy and me.


Where the hazel bank is steepest,

Where the shadow falls the deepest,

Where the clustering nuts fall free,

That 's the way for Billy and me.


Why the boys should drive away

Little sweet maidens from the play,

Or love to banter and fight so well,

That 's the thing I never could tell.


But this I know, I love to play

Through the meadow, among the hay;

Up the water and over the lea,

That 's the way for Billy and me



Verse Speaking The Yeats Competition 14 + Years



The Lake Isle of Innisfree W. B. Yeats


I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,

And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;

Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,

And live alone in the bee-loud glade.


And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,

Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;

There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,

And evening full of the linnet’s wings.


I will arise and go now, for always night and day

I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;

While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,

I hear it in the deep heart’s core.



He Wishes for the Cloth of Heaven W. B. Yeats


HAD I the heavens' embroidered cloths,

Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths

Of night and light and the half-light,

I would spread the cloths under your feet:

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;

I have spread my dreams under your feet;

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.



Down by the Salley Gardens W. B. Yeats


Down by the salley gardens

my love and I did meet;

She passed the salley gardens

with little snow-white feet.

She bid me take love easy,

as the leaves grow on the tree;

But I, being young and foolish,

with her would not agree.


In a field by the river

my love and I did stand,

And on my leaning shoulder

she laid her snow-white hand.

She bid me take life easy,

as the grass grows on the weirs;

But I was young and foolish,

and now am full of tears.



To a Child Dancing in the Wind W. B. Yeats


I


DANCE there upon the shore;

What need have you to care

For wind or water’s roar?

And tumble out your hair

That the salt drops have wet;

Being young you have not known

The fool’s triumph, nor yet

Love lost as soon as won

,

Nor the best labourer dead

And all the sheaves to bind.

What need have you to dread

The monstrous crying of wind?


II


Has no one said those daring

Kind eyes should be more learn’d?

Or warned you how despairing

The moths are when they are burned,

I could have warned you, but you are young,

So we speak a different tongue.


O you will take whatever’s offered

And dream that all the world’s a friend,

Suffer as your mother suffered,

Be as broken in the end.

But I am old and you are young,

And I speak a barbarous tongue.

 

 

 

Dánta Gaeilge


Dánta do Pháistí Aois 4 – 5



Mo Mhadra

Sin é mo mhadra

,

Ina suí ar an stól.

Bíonn sé ar ithe,

Is bíonn sé ag ól.


Ólann sé bainne,

Is itheann sé arán.

Is deir sé ‘Bhuf Bhuf!’

Nuair a bhíonn sé lán.



Clog na Scoile le Seán Máirtín

Éist le clog na scoile, am lóin atá ann,

Ólfaidh mé bainne agus iosfaidh mé arán,

Brostaigh anois, níl an sos thart fós,

Amach liom go gasta ag spraoi sa chlós.



Coinín na Cásca

Sin coinín na cásca,

An coinín deas donn.

Tá ubh Chásca aige dom,

Le milseáin dheasa ann.



Peist le Gabriel Rosenstock

Péist faoi thalamh mé, péist sa chré,

Cén treo abhaile é, ar dheis nó ar chlé?

Fanfaidh mé tamall, gan hob ná hé,

Mar tá báisteach ag titim ó mhaidin inné.



Dánta do Pháistí Aois 6 – 7

Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Lá Fhéile Pádraig,

Seamróg ghlas,

Suaitheantais álainn,

Ribín deas.


Amharc Naomh Pádraig,

Sa pharáid,

Ceol is rince,

Ar an tsráid.



Mo Chaitín

Tá caitín agamsa atá bán agus buí,

In aice na tine a bhíonn sé ina luí,

Ní féidir leis léamh, ní feidir leis scríobh,

Ní labhraíonn sé focial le muintir an tí.

Bímse ar scoil ag obair go dian,

Is mo chaitín sa bhaile ina chodladh faoin ngrian.



Bean an Phoist

Stop veain

Ag an teach,

Tháining bean

An phoist amach.

“Dia duit”,

A dúirt sí liom,

Thug sí beart

‘S litir dom.

“Slán”, ar sí

Ag imeacht léi,

D’oscail mé an beart –

Huiré!



Prionsa na bhFrog Le Art Ó Suilleabháin

Ba mhaith liom cónaí I gcaisléan,

Bheadh gliondar ar mo chroí,

Bheadh mo mhamaí ina banríon,

‘S mo dhaidí ina rí.


Bheadh mise I mo bhanphrionsa,

Bheadh mo chairde éadmhar, lag.

Rachaidh me amach amárach,

Agus pógfaidh mé cúpla frog.



Dánta do Pháistí Aois 8 -9

An Damhán Alla le Donnchadha Mac Aogáin

Amach as poll san urlár

Gach oíche ar a hocht,

Éalaíonn créatúr cúthail,

An Damhán Alla nocht!


Níl léine, seaicéad na bríste air,

Ach ní airsean atá an locht.

“Ní dhéantar bristí ochtchosacha’,

Arsa an Damhán Alla bocht.


Cuimhnígí ar scéilín seo

Gach maidin, luath moch,

Agus cuirigí oraibh bhur mbrísti,

Ná téigi ar scoil is sibh nocht!



Is fear liom le Uinsionn Ó Domhnaill

Is maith lion an ghrian, is í ag dul faoi,

Is an ghealach mor bhuí in airde,

Is maith liom na réaltaí ag lonrú san oích’,

Ach is fearr liom mo chlann is mo chairde.


Is maith liom na huain ag rith is ag siúl,

Is na bláthanna ar fud na páirce,

Is maith liom na héin ag seinm na chraobh,

Ach is fear liom mo chlann is mo chairde.



An Ghaoth Aduaidh

An ghaoth aduiadh, bíonn sí crua,

Agus cuireann sí fuacht ar dhaoine.


An ghaoth aneas, bíonn sí tais,

Agus cuireann sí rath ar shíolta.


An ghaoth anoir, bíonn sí tirim,

Agus cuireann si braith ar chaoirigh,


An ghaoth ania, bíonn sí fial,

Agus cuireann sí iasc chun tíre.



An tEarrach le Tomas Mac Anna

Leimeann na huain le háthas,

Ar na páirceanna cois trá,

Léimeann mo chroí le gliondar

Go bhfuil se ina lá.


Tagann an ghaoth ón muir,

Is í ag sioarnach dom

Faoi thíortha I bfhad I gcéin,

A mbánta is a sléibhte lom’.


Tá suan an gheimhridh thart;

Nach aoibhinn dúinn a bheith beo?

An t-earrach linn,

An samhradh romhainn,

Is an ghile a ghabhann leo.



Dánta do Pháisti Aois 10 – 11

Mise Éire le Pádraig Mac Piarais

Mise Éire:

Sine mé ná an Chailleach Bhéarra.


Mór mo ghlóir:

Mé do rug Cú Chulainn cróga.


Mór mo náir:

Mo chlann fein do dhíol a máthair.


Mór mo phian:

Bith-naimhde do mo shíorchiapadh.


Mór mo bhron:

D’éag an dream inar chuireas dóchas.


Mise Éire:

Uaigní mé ná an Chaileach Bhéarra.



An Grá le Éamonn Ó Ruanaí

Le cuileog bhacach,

Bhuail damhán alla tráth,

Is dá n-ainneoin féin,

Thit an bheirt I ngrá.

Pósadh iad ag coisir mhór,

Is an mhí na meala d’imigh siad leo.


An lá dar gcionn, go mór faoi léan,

D’fhill an damhán alla is é leis féin.

‘Ar mo chomhaireamh atá an locht –

Bhí me cinnte go bhfuair mé a hocht

Dallta ag an ngrá a bhí mé, muise,

Níor thug me faoi deara na maidí croise.’



Amhrán na Gaoithe le Pádraig Ó Duinnín

Bím ag rith,

Siar is soir,

Ar tír is ar muir,

Gan traochadh.


BIonn mo ghuth,

Go hard amuigh

San oíche dhubh

‘s gach aon bhall.


Bheirim liom

An bád is an long

Thar muir anonn

Go héascaidh.


Bimse riamh

Ar an sliabh

Amuigh go dian

Ag séideadh.



Eitleog le Áine Ní Ghlinn

Scaoilim m’eitleog

Suas suas san aer.

Pógann sí na crainn,

Is preabann chun na spéire.

Éalaíonn isteach I scamall,

Is tosaíonn si ag spraoi,

Ag luascadh is ag eitilt

Le rithim na gaoithe.


Ba bhreá liomsa bheith I m’eitleog

Thuas is airde sa spéir.

Ba bhrea liom dul ar foluain

Ar sciatháin aeir.

Ba bhreá liom bheith léi

Thuas os coinn na gcrann ag spraoi,

Ag lorg faoisimh

Ón uaigneas seo i mo chroí.



Dánta do Pháisti Aois 12 – 13

Dathanna le Patricia Forde

Is glas iad na cnoic atá I bhfad uainn,

Is gord iad na tonnta I gcéin,

Nach buí iad na bláthanna sléibhe,

Nach bán iad an eala is an néal.


Is dearg í an tine agus fearg uirthi,

Is liath é an cat ina shuí,

Nach corcra é an bláth ar an bportach,

Nárbh iontach é an saol mar a bhí.


Is dubh í an oíche sa gheimhreadh,

Is geall iad na réaltaí sa spéir,

Nach órga é an solas sa samhradh,

Nach uaine mo chos insan fhéar.


Is donn iad mo shúile sa scáthán,

Is bán iad na fiacla I mo bhéal,

Nach deas le Dia na dathanna,

Cibé cén dath atá ort féin!.



Caint le Éamonn Ó Ruanaí

Tá cigire cainte i mo cheann,

A chíorann gach smaoineamh a ritheann tríd,

Ag meá gach focail, ag blaiseadh na bhfonn,

Ag ceilt rún no fírinne lom,

Ag scagadh freagraí,

Ag baint, ag scrois,

Ag iarraidh frásaí borba a chosc,

Is é is toradh a dhianscrúdú

Mo theanga a cheangilt ina snaidhm, ina lúb,

Gach focal stadach,

Frogach, bacach,

Do m’fhágáil balbh

I mo

thost.



Ár nÓige le Máirtín Ó Díreáin

Má deirid leat do chairde

Gur siolla den ghaoth trí fhál,

An siolla a chloisir de ghnáth,

Ar bhóthar Bhaile an Chláir

Nó láimh le Rathún na gCnámh,

Ná géill 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 aithníos cé a bhí ann,

Ach ghabh cás is cian mé,

Is chuireas uaim siar í

Go bóthar Bhaile an Chláir

Is go Rathún na gCnámh.



Na Scamaill le Siobhán Ní Mhuimhneacháin

Tráthnóna breá samhraidh is mé amuigh faoin aer,

Chonac scamaill bhána ar foluain sa spéir.

Do stán siad anuas orm gan deifir orthu ná moill –

Iad scapithe thart mar a bheadh míreanna mearaí.


Bhí crogall is cearc ann is einín beag bán,

Ag casadh, ag rince is ag canadh amhrán.

Do chroith siad a lámh chugam, is scread mé thar n-ais,

Ná himigí, a scamalla, ach fanaigí le m’ais.


Lasadh áthas is gliondar is grá i mo chroí,

Thug mé moladh agus buíochas is glóir do Dhia.

Nuair a d’fheach me arís bhí dath órga is buí

Ar na scamaill san iarthar is an ghrian ag dul faoi.



Dánta do Pháistí Aois 14+

Valparaiso Le Pádraig de Brún

Tháinig long ó Valparaiso,

Scaoileadh téad a seol sa chuan,

Chuir a hainm dom i gcuimhne

Ríocht na Gréine, Tír na mBua.


“Gluais,’ ar sí ‘ar thuras fada,

Liom ó scamall is ó cheo,

Tá fé shleasaibh gorm Andes

Cathair scáfar, glé mar sheod.”


Bhíos óg is ní imeoinnse,

Am an dóchais, tus mo shaoil,

Chreideas fós go raidh I ndán dom

Iontaisí na ndán ‘s nascéal.


Ghluais an long thar lintibh mara,

Fad ó shin is a crann mar ór,

Scríobh a scéal ar phár na hoíche,

Ard I rian na réaltan mór.


Fillfidh sí arís chugam áfach;

Chifead cathair bhán fén sléibh,

Le hais mara na síochána –

Creidim fós beagnach, a Dhé.



Fáinne Geal an Lae

Maidin moch do ghabhas amach,

Ar bhruacha Locha Léin.

An Samhraidh teacht, ‘s an chraobh len’ais,

Is Ionradh te ón ngréin

Ar thaistil dom trí bhailte poirt is bánta mine réidh,

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

Le fáinne geal an lae.


Ní raibh bróg ná stoca, caidhp na clóc,

Ar mo stóirin óg ón spéir,

Ach folt fionn órga síos go troigh,

Ag fás go barr an fhéir.

Bhí calán crúite aici ina glaic,

‘S ar dhrúcht ba dheas a scéimh

Do rug barr gean ar Bhéineas deas

Le fainne geal an lae.


Do shuigh an bhrídeog síos le m’ais,

Ar bhinsa glas den fhéar,

Ag magadh léi, bhíos dá maíomh go pras

Mar mhnaoi nach scarfainn léi.

‘Sé dúirt sí liomsa, “imigh uaim,

Is scaoil ar siúl mé a réic.”

Sin iad aneas na soilse ag teacht

Le fáinne geal an lae.



Cill Aodáin le Antaine Ó Raftaire

Anois teacht an earraigh, beidh ‘n lá dul chun síneadh

‘S tar éis na Féil’ Bríde, ardóidh mé mo sheol,

Ó chuir mé’mo cheann é ní stopfaidh mé choíche

Go seasfaidh mé síos I lár Chontae Mhaigh Eo.

I gClár Chlainne Mhuiris bheas mé an chéad oiche,

‘S I mBalla taobh thíos de thosós mé ag ól,

Go Coillte Mach rachad go ndéanfad cuairt mhíos’ann

I bhfogas dhá mile do Bheal an Áth’ Móir.


Fágaim le huacht é go n-éiríonn mo chroíse

Mar éiríonn an ghaoth nó mar scapeann an ceo

Nuair ‘smaoíním ar Cheara nó ar Ghailleang taobh thíos de,

Ar Sceathach a Mhíl’ nó ar phlánaí Mheaigh Eo.

Cill Aodáin an baile a bhfásann gach ní ann,

Ta sméara ‘s sú craobh ann, is meas ar gach sórt,

‘S dá mbeinn-se ‘mo sheasamh I gceartlár mo dhaoine

D’imeodh an aois díom is bheinn arís óg.



Labhrann Deirde le Maire Mhac an tSaoi

Ar bhruach na coille

Chonac ag dul tharam

An triúr loach

Dob áille dealbh,

Is do lean mo chroí-se

An té dob fhearra,

Cé go rabhas-sa snaidhmthe

Le rímhac Neasa.


A Naois’ mhic Uisnigh,

A réalt chatha,

Ba bheo do ghrua

Ná an fhuil sa tsneachta.

Mar sciath an fhéich

Bhí do chumhrhfolt dáite,

Is ceann Chonchúir

Fena ualach seaca.


I bpálás Eamhna

Tá tinte ar lasadh,

Is grianán scáileach,

Romham tá ceaptha,

Is seanóir liath

Ann a d’fhanann

Ná luifead go brách

Len ais mar leannán.


Cá tairbhe domhsa

Staonadh feasta

Ó tú I ndán dom

Ulaidh a chreachadh?

Raghadsa, a ghrá,

Ag éalú leatsa,

Sara gcloifead le fear

Is sine na m’athair

A bhean sa chúinne

Éir’ it sheasamh

Is gléas orm gúna

Den stról dearg;

Le lásaí óir

Beidh mo bhróga ceangailte

Ag siúl lem’ stór

Thar bhánta an earraigh dom.