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First Alumni Recital - 22nd February 2018


Former pupils and staff graced the College Hall stage once more for St. Malachy’s First Alumni Recital. A large and appreciative audience were in attendance to listen to a wide variety of musical styles performed at the very highest level. We were honoured to welcome back former Head of Music of 32 years, Fr. Kevin McMullan, who received a standing ovation for his supreme interpretation of Chopin’s formidable Bb minor Scherzo.

During the interval, the Friends Of St. Malachy’s presented a cheque to the Music Department for the purchase of a new concert piano stool befitting the College Hall Steinway grand piano. There was a reception in the College Library after the concert and many former staff and Old Boys, parents and friends were reacquainted and enjoyed catching up over a glass of wine. We look forward to the next Alumni Recital! Please see the performer photos below.If you would like to get in touch with our musicians or find out more about how you can support your old Music Department, then please contact the Head of Music, David Strange on dstrange376@c2kni.net or Alumni Relations Officer Bronagh Goudy on alumni@stmalachyscollege.org .

Fr. Kevin McMullan, Piano

Scherzo in B-flat minor, Op. 31 No. 2 – Chopin

Ciaran McCabe, Violin - Polonaise de Concert in D Major, Op. 4 – Wieniawski


Matthew Kendell, Viola, Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1, Allegro appassionato – Brahms, Three Fantasiestücke Op. 43, Romanze – Reinecke


Niall Trainor, Cello, Sonata in G minor for Piano and Cello Op.19, Andante – Rachmaninov, Sonata in B minor for Solo Cello Op. 8, Allegro molto vivace – Kodály

John Gillen, Percussion, Nomad – Gauger, Flight of the Bumblebee – Rimsky-Korsakov

Patrick McErlean, Bassoon, Scherzo – Miroshnikov

The Salus String Quartet

String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K.465, I. Adagio-Allegro – Mozart

String Quartet in F major, II. Assez vif - très rythmé – Ravel


Conor Caldwell, Fiddle, Let Erin Remember

Dermot Trainor, Piano Goyescas Op 11. No. 4, 'Qujas o la Maja y el Ruisenor' – Granados, 'Vocalise' Op. 34 No. 14, arr. Zoltán Kocsis – Rachmaninov


Ciaran McCabe, Violin & Niall Trainor, Cello, Passacaglia for Violin and Cello – Handel/Halvorsen




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