July 26, 2021

Why Waterford college is jazzing up the Beatles

Waterford Institute of Technology wants to get would-be students attuned to its wide-ranging Music degree course. So staff and students from the BA (Hons) Music programme are presenting three workshops on Thursday, November 14.

They will perform music ranging from the Beatles to classical with some jazz and Irish trad in between.

The first session will deal with fusion in Irish traditional music, with a live ensemble to illustrate the points.

The second focuses on the music of The Beatles with performances by the WIT jazz ensemble and the WIT Chamber Choir.

The third is an exploration of Raymond Deane’s Seachanges and, to finish, participants will be invited to join with the choir for a mash-up of Let it Be and Pachelbel’s Canon.

The event is aimed at sixth year students.

“We value the opportunity to meet with second level students and to introduce them to the Department of Creative and Performing Arts, and the BA (Hons) in Music students and staff,” says Dr Hazel Farrell, course leader .

The event runs from 10am to noon. It is free but booking is essential. See: www.music@wit.ie



Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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