The Cork, Cloyne and Ross Diocesan Church Music Scheme is funded by the Diocesan Board of Education, the City of Cork Church School Board, the Diocesan Council with further support from Ashton School. Recently the Scheme received a generous donation of €30,000 given in memory of Avril Watters. The Scheme is run by the music department at Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork and provides support for the development of music in primary and secondary schools, as well as in parishes across the Diocese.
A large component of the Scheme involves weekly and monthly visits to schools. Primary schools further from the city are brought together for several joint workshops each year centred on the towns of Skibbereen and Bandon.
The latest development during the current school closures is a one week programme of videos made by Director of Music, Peter Stobart.
In order to bring some music into the lockdown lives of the children in our Diocesan Primary Schools, I have created a series of five short videos to be watched from home, one for each day of the week. They are all different and include warm-up songs, some with actions, tongue twisters, and each one ends with a hymn. Whilst nothing beats communal singing, this is an attempt to keep spirits up and to bring some of what would normally happen in school into the home.
The videos were released at the end of May ‘Diocesan Church Music Scheme’ playlist on the Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral’s YouTube channel: click HERE
Here are the links to the five lessons:
Monday – click HERE
Tuesday – click HERE
Wednesday – click HERE
Thursday – click HERE
Friday – click HERE