Music has a long and proud tradition at Presentation College Currylea. All students have the opportunity to develop instrumental, choral and musical theatre skills as part of our music programme.

Lessons are offered to 1st and 2nd year students in violin, drums, ukulele and guitar. The school provides the instruments free of charge and pays for tuition for these students.

Musical activities

  • School Musical
  • Orchestra
  • Artistic Performance (Choir, Drama, Dance)
  • Music Outreach
  • Trad Group
  • Ukulele Group
  • Liturgical Choir
  • YouTube Channel
  • Currylea School of Music

We believe that participation in music is for everyone and that somewhere among our music activities there is a path for each and every student to express their talent. Music is a whole-school event.

School Musical

Productions have included My Fair Lady, Cinderella, Grease, Oliver!, Little Shop of Horrors, Annie, Wizard of Oz and many more.

It is a whole-school production with students take on roles on-stage and off-stage, in performance, directing, choreography, set-design, lighting and stage-crew. November is always a busy time as it leads up to opening night – one of our favourite periods of the year here in the school.
The school musical is open to all non-exam students.

Director: Ms. Lohan
Musical Director: Ms. O’Brien


Our school orchestra takes great pride in providing the musical accompaniment for the annual school musical. Every musician and every instrument are welcome in our school orchestra. The score of the musical is re-arranged to accommodate all instruments and abilities, making it a truly inclusive musical ensemble.

Conductor: Ms. O’Brien
Orchestral Leaders: Amy Jordan and Lauren Duffy

Trad Group

The trad group draws on the strong musical foundations laid by the local Comhaltas branches including Belclare, Tuam, Lackagh and Corofin. Senior students lead the way in choice of tunes, arrangements, scheduling rehearsals and performances. The trad group particularly enjoy fusing Irish music with popular styles as can be viewed in the following video.

Teacher: Ms. O’Brien
Music Council Rep: Eva Moran, Lauren Moran, Dearbhla Quinn

YouTube Channel

Our YouTube music channel features performances from our talented musicians at various recitals and performances throughout the year. Click on the link below to keep up-to-date with some of our recent performances.

View our Presentation College Tuam Music Channel

Artistic Performance

Artistic performance is enjoyable for students, because it is hands-on, fully engaging the participants in practical group activities. Through music, drama and dance the arts can transform student’s creative ideas into expressive works that communicate feelings, meanings and interpretations to an audience. The Artistic Performance class provides opportunities for students to develop new skills: the performance being both a challenge and a source of satisfaction in bringing an idea from conception to realisation.

Ukulele Club

The ukulele is a very accessible and fun instrument! Ukulele club takes place once a week where students combine online learning with in-school peer tuition from senior students. Students relish learning the accompaniment to their favourite pop songs!

Music Council Rep: Kyra Costello and Glory Egbadon

Liturgical Choir

The Liturgical Choir provides music for our Opening Year Music and annual Carol Service. The Music Council have responsibility for organising the choir and instrumentalists for these events.

Teachers: Ms. Rouse
Student Council Rep: Music Council Members

Currylea School of Music

Currylea School of Music was founded in 2013 to provide the young people of Tuam and surrounding areas with the opportunity to learn a musical instrument from acclaimed professionals.

Situated in Presentation College Currylea, the Currylea School of Music offers half-hour lessons to suit all levels. Tutors are experienced musicians in a wide variety of instruments including piano, classical violin, drums and piano.

Fees for all lessons are payable directly to the tutor on a term basis. Students or parents should contact teachers directly:

Violin: Dave Clarke, 087 297 4406 (Thursdays)
Piano & Violin: Jackie Fletcher, 086 082 4847
Guitar & Ukulele: Dave Clancy, 086 243 1436 (Thursdays)
Drums: Deanna McDonagh, 086 335 0610 (Thursday & Friday, lessons at lunchtime or after school)

All other queries can be directed to Una O Brien (Coordinator) at