St Louis Irish Traditional Music Group
Staff: Mr K. Convery
The St. Louis Irish Traditional Music Group meets on a regular basis throughout the school year.
Their main purpose is to learn and rehearse Irish traditional music and promote the great work done by the local Comhaltas branches and Irish Traditional Music organisations such as Portglenone CCE, Crosskeys CCE, Dunloy CCE and the Derry and Antrim Fiddlers Association.
The group have played at many concerts and venues over the years and have entertained audiences right across the Ballymena and surrounding area.
These range form cross community concerts in the Braid Arts Centre, the fantastic ‘Factory’ concert hall at The Wild Duck complex in Portglenone, the Slemish and Glenravel Folds and of course entertaining the pupils of Castletower / Loughan Special school to name but a few.
They have also collaborated with St Patrick’s College and Cambridge House Grammar School in ventures such as Irish Music workshops and concerts which bring the traditional groups of both schools together to share Irish music, singing and dancing.