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.
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Sr. Bernadette Sweeney, CEO
Seamus Doyle, Director
Music tuition is available to members of the public. Classes include string, wind, and keyboard instruments, classical traditional and folk. Each term of 6 weeks costs €35 for 6 half hour group lessons Classes take place in the Music Centre, situated on Armagh Rd, behind Scoil Úna Naofa (formerly St Agnes’ NS).
In addition the CCMA provides the framework for a range of musical and cultural activities at St Agnes’ Crumlin, and Scoil Úna Naofa (Formerly St. Agnes National School) including the Scoil Úna Naofa Music Project and String Orchestra, the St. Agnes’ Parents Orchestra, The St. Agnes’ Chamber Orchestra The St. Agnes’ Musical Society, the Crumlin Community Choir and the Memory Lane Choir.
400 children receive free music education at Scoil Úna Naofa, and many more are enthusiastic participants in inter generational musical and cultural activities.
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Parents Orchestra, on Saturday 22nd February there will be a round table forum ‘A Music Right of Way’ from 9 am, and a concert on 23rd February at 4 pm, ‘Celebrating Late Starter Orchestras’. Guests will join us from Ireland, UK, USA, Spain, Singapore, Germany and the Netherlands for a weekend of sharing experiences and making music together.
The International Music Council at it’s World Forum on Music awarded Scoil Úna Naofa Violin and Orchestra Project the 2019 Music Rights Award. Pictured are Carl Jones, Sr Bernadette Sweeney and Seamus Doyle being congratulated by IMC President Emily Achieng’ Akuno.
A great night’s entertainment is promised as this highly accomplished group plays traditional Irish and Scottish music with an exciting modern and international twist
Congratulations to Ifunanya Chukwuewuzie,
member of St Agnes Chamber Orchestra, past pupil of Scoil Úna Naofa, currently in 5th yr at Loreto College Crumlin who spoke recently at the 2019 Youth Assembly on Climate at the Oireachtas on November 15th 2019. Ifunanya urged her fellow delegates and members of the public to act for the recommendations of the youth assembly, saying ‘This movement does not stop here …. Keep spreading your message and keep encouraging people to act on climate change.’
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Recognising the achievements of the St. Agnes’/Scoil Úna Naofa music programme, Councillor Pat Dunne tells the Dublin City Council South East Area Committee of the World Music Rights award presented to the project and invites the committee to acknowledge the award ant to support the programme in any way it can in the coming years.
‘Fall for Music’ took place on 6th October, featuring the St.Agnes’ Parents Orchestra conducted by Seamus Doyle. While admission was free a raffle was very well supported by those present, with proceeds going to the Saint Vincent de Paul.
The CCMA are delighted to announce the appointment of Denise Ní Dhuibhir as Assistant Administrator to the project from September 2019. Denise has been a valuable member and supporter of music at St. Agnes’ and we are delighted that she can bring her knowledge and experience to this new role.
The CCMA were awarded overall winner award in their cagegory Creative Place Intitiative. Award was presented at the National finals in Cork, November 2018
On 30th May 2019 celebrations were underway with invited guests for the launch of the mural at CCMA. The mural celebrates the vibrancy of the area, including local musician the late Phil Lynnot of Thin Lizzy. The mural was created in recent months by community artists and is rich in colour, with a strong use of environmentally friendly and recycled materials.
The 2019 Summer Camp took place in July, with the concluding concert in Christ Church Catheral, Dublin.
St. Agnes’ Crumlin Summer Strings, an intergenerational community orchestral summer camp was led by conductor Cormac Ó hAodáin, and featured also St Agnes’ Chamber Orchestra – Conductor Naoise Dack. The Christhurch concert was followed by a trip to Donegal with concert in Rathmelton.
Peggy Nolan directed a very enjoyable workshop introducing Bach Cello Suite No 1 with participants from St Agnes Parents String Orchestra and Offbeat Ensemble, Saturday 13th April 2019 in St Agnes' Community Centre for Music and the Arts.
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.