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St Mary’s CBS Portlaoise Anthem Released Today!
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St Mary’s CBS Portlaoise Anthem Released Today!

‘We Go Above And Beyond’: School Anthem Release

St Mary’s CBS, Borris Road, Portlaoise. School Anthem Release Date 27th February 2020
Transition Year students from St Mary’s CBS are delighted to be releasing their school anthem ‘We Go Above And Beyond’ today. Working with GMC Beats the students wrote and recorded their own anthem late in 2019.
Teacher Ms Quinlan has said ‘the boys were fabulous to work with and this piece of fusion highlights the breadth of creative talent across all years at St Mary’s’.

The project was kindly sponsored by People First Credit Union and Laois County Council Arts Office in conjunction with Wellbeing Week at St Mary’s CBS, Portlaoise.

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Transition year students Yousif Abdel, Bobo Lawal, Filip Florczyk and Gavin Dempsey performed lead vocals and collaborated with musicians from various year groups including Rossa O Dufaigh (whistle), Jamie Troy (bodhrán), Charles Agha (vocals), Cian Mac Gearailt (vocals and guitar), Sean Michael Lewis (accordian), Cathal Ging (fiddle) and Jack Murrell (accordian).

Through a typical story of a student growing up at St Mary’s CBS, the anthem celebrates diversity, brotherhood and belonging in a soundscape of rap, tribal chanting and traditional Irish music.

To hear the anthem please follow the link here and enjoy!