This year, we are delighted to be working with Ms. Avril Kinane as part of the Artist in the Primary School Scheme which is funded by the Tipperary Arts Office. The aim of this scheme is to give the children in our school the opportunity to work with a professional artist on a once-off project that has been planned between the artist and the school. The theme of our project is the history of music in Tipperary. We hope through our 8 week project to become more familiar with Tipperary musicians and composers and to compose a piece of music of our own that will reflect the history of our local area. The children have learnt about musical artists from Tipperary and have explored some of their pieces including The Spinning Wheel and The Irish Rover. They have examined the building blocks of music and used them to create and enhance rhythm patterns. Great fun was had using homemade instruments to create music, all while continuing with our tin whistle and other instruments.