Since the mid nineties St Canice’s Instrumental Music Programme has held a biennial concert, during May, in the Watergate Theatre, aptly named “Maytime Melodies”. The last concert was held in 2023, when a standing ovation for the Senior Orchestra of St Canice’s Co-Ed NS, Kilkenny was a fitting end to two wonderful nights of musical entertainment provided by over 400 participants of the music programme. The concert was a sell out show on both nights and provided ample evidence, if any was needed, of the wealth of musical talent in the school. The theatre was packed to capacity on both nights with proud parents, grandparents and families gathering to enjoy the musical spectacle, consisting of 20 different group performances, 2 Orchestras, 2 Jazz Bands, and a Concert Brass Ensemble.

Click here to see the Maytime Melodies programmes since the concert’s inception in 1993.