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Groups & Ensembles

The Department has a number of ensembles that enrich the musical life of both the department and the Institute. These ensembles perform at a range of events both within the Institute and externally. Students are members of two ensembles and receive credit for this as part of the performance stream on the BA (Hons) Applied Music. The ensembles rehearse weekly.

If you are interested in joining any of the ensembles you can get more information from the director of each ensemble

Performing Groups & Ensembles

Ceol Oirghiallla Traditional Music Ensemble

Central to the performance of traditional music at DkIT is the Ceol Oirghialla Traditional Music Ensemble. Comprising musicians drawn from across the DkIT community, the Ensemble enriches the cultural life of the Institute and the region, performing at a number of events throughout the year.

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DkIT Choir

The DkIT Choir is a large-scale choir consisting of students and staff at Dundalk Institute of Technology. The choir gives regular performances of mainstream choral repertoire and forms the principal musical element of DkIT’s hugely popular annual Christmas concert.

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Music Theatre Group

DkIT Music Theatre Group stages a full production during the second semester in the new theatre and offers opportunities for experience in a variety of theatrical areas including script writing, solo and ensemble singing, acting, and choreography.

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Ensembles in Residence

Oriel Traditional Orchestra

The Oriel Traditional Orchestra is a cross border community orchestra whose members come from Louth, Meath, Monaghan and Armagh and focus on Irish traditional music repertoire from the region arranged especially for the orchestra.

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Fr McNally Chamber Orchestra

The Fr McNally Chamber Orchestra was founded by Briege McGoldrick, a past pupil of the late Fr Brendan McNally, in April 2010. Over a span of forty years, Fr McNally gave free tuition to hundreds of students, many of whom have gone on to have highly successful professional careers as performers and teachers throughout the world. 

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