Ringsend Rock School


Ringsend Rock School celebrated their Christmas show on Monday, the 16th December in the community centre. Reece Farrell aged seven kicked off the show with some blues. Dylan Clayton who runs the school told NewsFour, “Reece is only with the rock school since September. She is showing great talent for such a young musician and that’s what this rock school is all about.”

Evil Empire who also played at the show, are a young band that aspire to be like the Artic Monkeys. There were no other names of bands so the students from the school were put into groups. A group of 10 year olds played the song The Wall from Pink Floyd and another group of 12 year olds played Sweet Child of Mine from Guns and Roses. The senior group play a few songs to end the show too. The school raised over €150 on the night to pay for some guitar strings, skins for the drum kit and other bits and pieces for the new year.

The rock school raised money over the last four years doing shows like this to ensure they have the appropriate equipment so that these kids can continue to play as loud as they want. It’s a great way for children and adults with the same common musical interests to meet, allowing them to create the ideas they have always wanted.

Music is a powerful tool because it’s fun. If you would like to join the rock school for their next term contact Dylan Clayton at dilbyard@hotmail.com. Beginners; children or adults who have an interest in music are always welcome.
By Donna Dunne

Photo: Evil Empire