Derry music teacher Mrs Una O’Somachain has scored a hat-trick of silverware success after being awarded the Teacher’s Cup for the third season at Feis Dhoire Cholmcille.
Una, Musical Director of the MacCafferty School of Music, won the Cup which is presented annually to the teacher whose pupils win most competitions in the Derry Feis.
Junior pupils were winners in the P2 Irish Song, English Song, P3 English and Irish Song, P4, 5, 6, 7 and competitors aged 10-12, music theatre.
Senior pupils also filled the medals and trophy cabinet with prizes for Boys over 12 going to Andrew Ferry, James Nangle; Girls over 12 and 12-14 solo, Olivia McBride, Niamh McCay and Gemma Magee, winners of duet 14-16, Aoibheann Biddle, Demi Lee Armstrong, Patrick Keenan, Jessica Doherty, Ryan McGinn, Mia Stack, Matthew McMonagle.
Pupils from the MacCafferty School of Music are also featured in the newly released City of Culture 2013 video with other musical children from the city.
Pupils from the MacCafferty School are now studying for Trinity London practical exams and Royal Irish Academy Musical Theatre.
Una said she was delighted with the success of all her pupils who put in so much time and effort to take part in the recent Feis Dhoire Cholmcille and looked forward to their continued success in the future.
The MacCafferty family is syonymous with the Feis which attracted hundreds of competitors and visitors this year. You can find out more about the MacCafferty School of Music on their website, www.maccaffertyschoolofmusic.com.