Some of the pictures from our 2022 concert. A big thank you and well done to Evelyn Honan for the magnificent pictures of this wonderful event.
The Charity Concert was held on Friday July 15th, 2022 in St. Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda. It was a wonderful night of music and song featuring the beautiful singing of Michéal Doyle and Annie Powderly, the light finger piano playing of Elijah Vythelingum, Aedín Davis and Ava Ridge, the haunting vocal of Schola Hyberniae and the mater ensemble playing of Orchestra Musik Akkordia and Royal Meath Accordion Orchestra. All proceeds from the concert were donated to the Drogheda Branch of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland.
St. Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda.
The management committee of Royal Meath Accordion Orchestra are deeply grateful for the use of this outstanding venue to host our Charity Concert 2022. Concert patrons were treated to high quality performances from a variety of artists in this magnificent acoustic venue.
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Orchestra Musik Akkordia – Berlin.
The orchestra are travelling from Germany to celebrate their 25th anniversary. They will visit the Craven Accordion Orchestra in Yorkshire on their way to Ireland and perform a concert with the Yorkshire orchestra in Skipton, Yorkshire. They are delighted to be performing at this charity concert at the invitation of Royal Meath Accordion Orchestra. The orchestra are really looking forward to sharing their music and culture with the people Drogheda and East Meath District. In addition to their Drogheda appearance they plan to visit many historic areas and record a music video.
Schola Hyberniae – Choral.
Schola Hyberniae is Ireland’s premier vocal ensemble specialising in Gregorian chant, plainchant, and early polyphony. Of special interest to the group is music from early manuscipts associated with Irish saints. The group has performed nationally at festivals, conferences, liturgies, and recitals.
The core members of Schola Hyberniae are a female ensemble, founded and directed by Giovanna Feeley. On occasion, and for various projects, a male ensemble joins the female voices. All the singers are highly experienced vocalists and musicians, who have studied vocal performance and chant.
Ava Ridge – Pianoforte.
Ava Ridge is a 5th year student in Loreto St. Michael’s, Navan. She is 17 years old and has been playing the piano for 10 years. Ava completed her senior certificate with the Royal Irish Academy of Music in November 2022 and achieved several medals for excellence with the Leinster School of Music and Drama. She competed in the Feis Cheoil 2022 in the Patricia Read Memorial Cup.
Annie Powderly – Voice.
Annie is a very well known, Drogheda based, professional singer and guitarist with over 20 years experience of singing at weddings, church ceremonies, functions and events. She covers all types of music styles. Enjoy this talented singer who has a song for every occasion.
Aedín Davis – Pianoforte.
Aedín is 16 years old and comes from Martry, Kells, Co. Meath. She is a third year student in Eureka Secondary School, Kells and has recently sat the Junior Certificate Examination. Aedín is a piano student of Siobhan Blake Lynch in Navan and earlier this year Aedín completed her Grade 8 pianoforte examination with the Royal Irish Academy of Music. In addition to pianoforte, Aedín is an accomplished classical accordionist and studies with Gerry Kelly, Cortown Music School. She holds many accolades for her classical accordion performances including a High Achievers Award (RIAM) and numerous 1st Prizes at music festivals nationally and internationally. Aedín is a valued member of the Royal Meath Accordion Orchestra. In addition to music her hobbies include athletics with Bohermeen AC and Gaelic football with St. Ultan’s.
Michéal Doyle – Voice.
Michéal is 13 years old and comes from Drogheda. He currently attends St. Paul’s National School where he is in 6th class. Michéal loves to sing and has been working with his vocal coach, Amy Dier for the past eight years. His other hobbies include Gaelic football and exercising his two beautiful Red Setter dogs.
Elijah Vythelingum – Pianoforte.
Elijah is 9 years old and lives in Duleek. He attends Bellewstown National School. Music and creative art is his passion. He studies piano and classical accordion under the guidance of his teacher, Gerry Kelly. He is a dedicated member of Royal Meath Accordion Orchestra and has won many awards prior to the Covid pandemic. He sat his first Royal Irish Academy of Music Pianoforte grade exam earlier this year and received a Distinction. In addition to his passion for music, Elijah is a LEGO fanatic and he puts his creativity to excellent use when spending many hours playing with the toy bricks.
Royal Meath Accordion Orchestra.
We are a young person centred organisation, based in Duleek, Co. Meath, who play music together. We learn, practice and rehearse music for pleasure, performance and competitions. We have adopted the National Quality Standards for Volunteer-Led Youth Groups and will put in place the core principles and standards on a phased basis. We are a registered charity and comply the Governance Code of the Charity Regulator.
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Charity Register No. 20224463.
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