Tag: Singing

We are off to Llandudno!

ShipDMDS  are entered in the North Wales International Choral Festival in Llandudno in November. This is the first time DMDS has entered in an international competition,  although we have an excellent record in domestic competition.  The ferry, the coach to Llandudno from Holyhead, and the hotel are all booked, and some 40 members are travelling.  We are one of 3 Irish choirs competing at the Festival.

More details on the Festival are at www.northwaleschoralfestival.com.  Our rehearsals for the Choral Festival commence on Tuesday 13th September and we will have a new members introductory night on Tuesday 6th September.   If you are interested to join us, please email info@dmds.ie.

New Committee elected

The Society has a complete change in committee  membership as a result of the AGM held on May 25th 2016.   All of the previous committee  stepped down having served for 2 years.   The new committee chair is Deirdre O’Donoghue and the members  are:

  • Deirdre O’Donoghue (Chair)
  • Des Cox  (Secretary)
  • Niall McDonagh (Treasurer)
  • Jim Ryan (PR)
  • Marian Holden (Social Secretary)
  • Nicholas Byrne
  • Janet McKennedy
  • Jen Dalton
DMDS Win New Ross 2015

DMDS win ‘best musical society choir’ title again

DMDS won the award for best musical society choir in Ireland from the Association of Irish Musical Societies  (AIMS) Choral Competition in New Ross, Co. Wexford. This was the 10th win for DMDS in the past 12 years. The ‘Frank Cullinane’ Trophy was presented to Nicola Graham, chairperson, on Sunday by AIMS which represents 130 societies, involving about 14,000 people.  The DMDS chorus, directed by Des Cox, performed ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’ and ‘The Ballad of Sweeney Todd’.