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.
CCMA representatives attend the recent launch of the Music Network Music Capital scheme with the Minister for the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD
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St Agnes CCMA wish to invite you to enrol for this years music classes in the Music Centre, situated on Armagh Rd, behind Scoil Úna Naofa ( formally St Agnes’ NS)
Classes include string , wind, and keyboard instruments, classical traditional and folk. Each term of 6 weeks costs €35 for 6 half hour group lessons
Oklahoma 22nd to 24th March Booking Open
Rehearsals are well underway for ‘Oklahoma!’. One of our most popular productions when performed in 2012 this year is shaping up to be one of our best ever. Songs like ‘O what a Beautiful Mornin’, ‘The Farmer and the Cowman’ and ‘The Surrey with the Fringe on Top’ This love story between the cowboy and the beautiful farm girl gives plenty of fun and and adventure!
The Scoil Úna Naofa Orchestra, Scoil Úna Naofa 2nd class chori and St. Agnes’ Chamber Orchestra joined forces at the National Concert Hall 8th February 2019 to give a memorable performance from ‘Ghost in the Living Room’ to Beethoven 5th Symphony Finale, with the Chamber Orchestra winning a special award!
Join the Parents Orchestra to raise funds for ARC Crumlin
3rd of March 2019 is the date for ‘Spring Into Music’ featuring music from Tchaikovsky, Bernstein’s ‘West Side Story’ and the much loved ‘Radetzky March’ amongst other favourites all in aid of ARC, Addiction Response Crumlin. Concert 7.30 pm at Scoil Úna Naofa school hall, Armagh Road, Crumlin.
A fabulous production was captured on camera by Martin O’Brien. Well done to all the cast on a great production, and thanks to all those volunteers who helped make the production such a success.
The CCMA were awarded overall winner award in their cagegory Creative Place Intitiative. Award was presented at the National finals in Cork, November 2018
Pope Francis at Croke Park
Pope Francis pictured with Choir of Ages members behind
St Agnes’ was represented by an insturmental group and as part of the ‘Choir of Ages’ playing for the pope in front of an audience of 82,000.
RTÉ’s Nationwide film at CCMA
On June 13th the RTÉ ‘Nationwide’ team were at the CCMA filming activities of the centre, and talking to staff and students of the centre. Every class was represented on the day and it was a very enjoyable experience for everybody. Well done to all those who played so well in front of the cameras on the day, and who spoke so well about their experiences. The programme was broadcast subsequently and made a huge impression locally and nationally.
Summer Camp 2018
The musical year ends with SUMMER CAMP, a unique intergenerational camp for string players from primary school upwards without age limits! The annual concert in CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, Dublin, is a highlight of the year, and will take place on Thursday July 5th at 5 pm. Everyone is welcome. ST AGNES’ PARENTS STRING ORCHESTRA founded in 2010 by school parents now has 100 members aged 20-
The final trip in St Agnes' CCMA DISCOVER DUBLIN series on Friday 15th June was to Malahide Castle. The series will start again on Friday 21st September.
Sarabande Ensemble at Bealtaine Festival
The Sarabande Ensemble, all members of ST AGNES Parents String ORCHESTRA perform on Wednesday 23rd May in a Bealtaine Festival event for Lorcan O'Toole Day Centre, Lorcan O'Toole Park, Crumlin, Dublin 12.
Staff from CCMA attend Community Day
Staff from St. Agnes’ CCMA attended the Crumlin Walkinstown forum Dublin 12 Community Day on Saturday the 24th Feb.
It was a great day supported by many Clubs advertising their projects and services, and was wonderful to be part of such an event promoting the positive work that goes on in the local area.
’Sing a Song of Broadway’
Following their recent smash hit Oliver!’, St Agnes’ Musical Society held a musical evening ‘Sing a Song of Broadway’. There were hits from the shows in a concert performance on May 23rd , Frehills Tavern, Crumlin.
Carlingford Charity Concert
St Agnes Parents String Orchestra conducted by Naoise Dack performed at the FOY CENTRE in Carlingford on Sunday 20th May 2018 in a concert in aid of Carlingford RNLI. Cór Chairlinne conducted by Clodagh O'Gorman joined the orchestra for an arrangement of Vivaldi's GLORIA and also performed a programme accompanied on keyboard by their conductor. Just over €2000 was raised for Carlingford RNLI. Nineteen members of the orchestra will join St Agnes Chamber Orchestra for a short tour to Madrid June 22nd -
Representatives from the CCMA attended celebrations of Dublin’s Cultural activities, and performed for the Lord Mayor.
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.