St. Agnes’ Community Centre for Music and the Arts is based at Armagh Road, Crumlin, Dublin and offers music tuition to people of all ages across a number of instruments. Whether you are new to music, at any age, or want to return after some absence we hope you will find something for you at the centre.
Music lessons are offered in violin, piano, piano accordion, tin whistle, guitar, harp, brass, bodhrán and baby music, while art (watercolour and sketching) and ballet are also part of the programme.
St. Agnes’ Community Centre for Music & the Arts opened its doors in November 2013. Read about the official opening here>>
It is an intergenerational project where age is irrelevant and is aimed at bringing all members of the community together to enjoy affordable music classes and other music and arts activities.
St. Agnes CCMA is affiliated to St Agnes violin project www.stagnesmusiccrumlin.com This award winning project began in 2006, and from an initial violin programme has grown into a school orchestra, a parents orchestra, and gave rise to a community Musical Society.
CCMA representatives attend the recent launch of the Music Network Music Capital scheme with the Minister for the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD
OLIVER! Musical Society most recent production
‘Oliver!’ the musical was the recent production of St. Agnes’ Musical Society, 23rd to 25th March. Congratulations to all who took part, and a big thank you to all who supported us.
RTÉ’s Nationwide film at CCMA
On June 13th the RTÉ ‘Nationwide’ team were at the CCMA filming activities of the centre, and talking to staff and students of the centre. Every class was represented on the day and it was a very enjoyable experience for everybody. Well done to all those who played so well in front of the cameras on the day, and who spoke so well about their experiences.
Keep an eye out for details of broadcast date.
Places are available for this most enjoyable and social Set Dancing class, where enjoyment is the key word!
Classes will begin after Easter. Please contact us if you are interested.
Classes will be taught by Aishling Kehoe who has many years dancing and teaching experience including All Ireland and World Champion Irish Dancing Students in her School Of Irish Dancing.
Summer Camp 2018
The musical year ends with SUMMER CAMP, a unique intergenerational camp for string players from primary school upwards without age limits! The annual concert in CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, Dublin, is a highlight of the year, and will take place on Thursday July 5th at 5 pm. Everyone is welcome. ST AGNES’ PARENTS STRING ORCHESTRA founded in 2010 by school parents now has 100 members aged 20-
The final trip in St Agnes' CCMA DISCOVER DUBLIN series on Friday 15th June was to Malahide Castle. The series will start again on Friday 21st September.
Sarabande Ensemble at Bealtaine Festival
The Sarabande Ensemble, all members of ST AGNES Parents String ORCHESTRA perform on Wednesday 23rd May in a Bealtaine Festival event for Lorcan O'Toole Day Centre, Lorcan O'Toole Park, Crumlin, Dublin 12.
Staff from CCMA attend Community Day
Staff from St. Agnes’ CCMA attended the Crumlin Walkinstown forum Dublin 12 Community Day on Saturday the 24th Feb.
It was a great day supported by many Clubs advertising their projects and services, and was wonderful to be part of such an event promoting the positive work that goes on in the local area.
’Sing a Song of Broadway’
Following their recent smash hit Oliver!’, St Agnes’ Musical Society held a musical evening ‘Sing a Song of Broadway’. There were hits from the shows in a concert performance on May 23rd , Frehills Tavern, Crumlin.
Carlingford Charity Concert
St Agnes Parents String Orchestra conducted by Naoise Dack performed at the FOY CENTRE in Carlingford on Sunday 20th May 2018 in a concert in aid of Carlingford RNLI. Cór Chairlinne conducted by Clodagh O'Gorman joined the orchestra for an arrangement of Vivaldi's GLORIA and also performed a programme accompanied on keyboard by their conductor. Just over €2000 was raised for Carlingford RNLI. Nineteen members of the orchestra will join St Agnes Chamber Orchestra for a short tour to Madrid June 22nd -
Representatives from the CCMA attended celebrations of Dublin’s Cultural activities, and performed for the Lord Mayor.
Crumlin Community Choir meet every Thursday evening in the St Agnes Community Centre for Music and the Arts(CCMA). The Choir is Directed by Joe Fitzgerald.
Arts and Culture Minister with Muisic Network announce Music Capital scheme at CCMA.
Minister Josepha Madigan says ‘The Music Capital Scheme is a wonderful initiative which has benefitted thousands of people since the scheme was set up in 2008.’ The CCMA have been grateful recipients of support from this grant in the past and were very happy to host the event.
‘Choir of Ages’
New TV series featured members of our local community includng a number of local schools, the Memory Lane choir, members from Fr. Kitt Court and Walkinstown Services. Conductor David Brophy was at the heart of the programme, filmed in part at the CCMA.
The programme aired on Thursdays in November and December 2017.
The choir performed on RTE’s Ray Darcy show on Sat 25th Nov, repeated Sunday 26 at on RTE 1.
President Higgins congratulates Sr Bernadette Sweeney on her Golden Jubilee
‘Amongst her many acts of generosity was the establishment, with Dr. Joanna Crooks of the Music Project in St. Agnes’ School in Crumlin in 2006. During the eleven years since its establishment, the project has introduced hundreds of young people to the joys of music, greatly enriching their lives…..’
The first of a new series of cultural outings hosted by the CCMA saw a trip to Clondalkin Round tower and museum.
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Sr. Bernadette Sweeney, CEO
Seamus Doyle, Director