Feast of Coolmine Talent at the Draíocht – 14/2/07
Once again, the annual Coolmine Community Talent Show was a roaring success. This spectacular event occurs just once a year and it has to be said, it is one of the highlights of the school calender, this year was no different!
On the final night, the new judging panel had the impossible task of choosing which acts deserved the placing of 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st winners. How the adjudicators solved this difficult problem, we’ll never know!
The first performance of the night was by a band better known as “No Idea”. Fifth years Mark Ferguson, Gerard Gallagher, Jack Bale and sixth year David Ryan performed their rendition of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Snow Hey Oh” and certainly got the show in full swing!
Two very talented sixth year students, Amy McKeon and Ciaran Gray were next on stage to perform their cover of the Crowded House song Better Be Home Soon. Karl MacDonald was next on stage playing his version of the song “A Baby for Pree”. Karl is also a member of the popular band, “The Daze” who certainly are no strangers to the Draoicht stage. “The Daze” also features David Ferguson, Donall O Briain and Paul Cleary and they wowed the crowd with an energetic performance of their own composition, “Dragon In the Woodshed”.
Act four was brought to us by third year Karl Donnelly and fifth years Robert Kelly, Michael Lawlor and Paul Casey. This band, otherwise known as “Gingerale” had so much fun rehearsing for their performance of the Blink 182 song, “Wendy Clear” that they can’t wait to take part in next years compitition.
Paul Casey returned to the stage for the fifth act, this time accompanying Erica Neary, on piano. Erica sang a lovely rendition of the well known song “Lean On Me”.
Sean Fahey, Stephen Murphy, James McKeon and Martin Hogan in a band known as “2 Night Stand”. Their crazy costumes which they claim come from Mr. Carrolls wardrobe, were a big hit with the audience. However it was clear from the huge applause they received at the end of their rendition of the Rock n Roll classic, Johnny B. Goode, that the crowd enjoyed their performance far more than their outfits.
The next pupil to grace the stage was first year Claire Brennan who glided across the stage dancing a traditional Irish reel. Claire has been dancing for nearly 10 years and decided to enter the compitition to try something new. This talented this young dancer made it look so easy!
Next up was second year Ciaran Martin and first year Neil Doyle. The long haired duo charmed the audience with their performance of the classic Eric Clapton song “Layla”.
Katherine Monaghan, Eoghan Coady, Donal Jackman and Donall O Briain were the last act of the first half. They are all sixth year students and they performed their lively rendition of the song Portions for Foxes. Such lively entertainment was followed by a well earned break for all!
Third year student , Conor Brennan opened the second half of the show with a magnificant rendition of the Van Morrison “Brown Eyed Girl”. Conor definitely looked like he was enjoying himself and the audience appreciated his talent too!