11th Annual Organ Competition
Pictured in St Catherine’s Dominican church after the 11th annual Newry Musical Feis Organ Competition are the prize-winning candidates, all of whom are students of St Colman’s College, Newry.
Eoin Cassidy, the winner of the Intermediate Class was awarded performance opportunities (recitals) in St Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast, St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast and St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh.
The Organ Competition was adjudicated by Patrice Keegan, Director of Music in Holy Cross Church, Dundrum, Dublin.
Ms Keegan is one of Ireland’s foremost organists, having obtained First Class Honours in her primary degree and graduating with Honours in her Master’s Degree in Organ Performance.
Currently studying for her Doctorate, she has performed solo recitals in the Dun Laoghaire Summer Recital Series, in Dublin’s National Concert Hall and in Galway Cathedral.
The Newry Musical Feis Organ Competition is one of only three Feiseanna-based organ competitions in Ireland and is unique in offering its first prize-winner multiple invaluable performance opportunities in high-profile venues.
This unique award will allow Eoin to display his musical skills to a wide audience at a much earlier stage in his musical development than is usual in the Irish “organ-world.”