Fermanagh Feis 2024 opened with all the drama you might expect when seven choirs from the local area attended Devenish College on Wednesday, February 28. Jonathan Rea was thrilled with the variety and praised all the School Children there for their commitment and dedication to Choral Singing.

Impartial Reporter: Holy Trinity Primary SchoolHoly Trinity Primary School (Image: Fermanagh Feis)

Those gathered were delighted with two contrasting performances from each choir that allowed them to showcase all their hard work. Jonathan Rea was an encouraging adjudicator with a word of advice for everyone.

Special mention must go to the Choir Directors and Accompanists who brought out the best in our young people and a thanks to the Principal and Staff of Devenish College who provided a warm welcome to the Feis.Impartial Reporter: Enniskillen Model Primary SchoolEnniskillen Model Primary School (Image: Fermanagh Feis)

Roberta Bailie, Secretary for the Classical and Contemporary Music section was delighted with the standard and presentation of all the competitors.

She said: “It is wonderful to see and hear young people making music together – there is nothing like a live performance, and as usual, Fermanagh produced an incredible sound. The choirs were superb!”

Impartial Reporter: St. Michael's College, EnniskillenSt. Michael's College, Enniskillen (Image: Fermanagh Feis)

The Section moved on for the rest of the week to the venue of Jones Memorial Primary School.

The standard remained consistently high and even the heavy snow on Friday was not enough to postpone proceedings with to the Gault Family for clearing the School Car Park on Friday afternoon.  Impartial Reporter: Mount Lourdes Grammar SchoolMount Lourdes Grammar School (Image: Fermanagh Feis)

On Saturday, Miss Lesley Caldwell was the Adjudicator for the remainder of the Primary Vocals. Lesley had a hard time selecting her winners. Lesley shared top tips for performing and presented the children with plenty to think about in the process.  The future of music remains bright for Fermanagh.

Impartial Reporter: P1 Girls vocal solos with official accompanist, Jonny Beatty and Adjudicator, Jonathan ReaP1 Girls vocal solos with official accompanist, Jonny Beatty and Adjudicator, Jonathan Rea (Image: Fermanagh Feis)

Results for Fermanagh Feis Classical and Contemporary Music Section

Primary Choral Singing Large School

1 Enniskillen Model Primary School

2 Holy Trinity School

Primary Choral Singing Small School

1 Derrygonnelly Primary School

Primary Choral Singing Medium School

1 Jones Memorial Primary School

Choral Singing Post Primary

1 St Michael’s Grammar School

Choral Singing Special School

1 Willowbridge School

P1 Boys Vocal Solo – 1

1st Charlie Crawford 2nd Jasper Cadden 3rd Liam Mc Ginley

P1 Girls Vocal Solo – Highly Commended: Ella Mc Nulty; Sadie Maguire; Harriet Givan; Mia Fleming;

Elizabeth Roe; Annabelle Duncan’ Eliza Gibson 1st Lilly Tracey & Meabh Gibson 2nd Ayda O’Shea 3rd

Alanna Brennan & Darcy Stapleton

P2 Girls Vocal Solo - Highly Commended Isabelle Beattie; Niamh Rasdale& Niamh Hosker

1st Anaya Mehaffy & Tessa Rutledge

 2nd Isla Reilly

3rd Muirin Mc Ginley & Ivy McVitty

P3 Boys Vocal Solo

1st Myles Elliott & Alexander Henderson 2md Josiah Donaldson 3rd Danielius Alisauskas

P3 Girls Vocal Solo – Highly Commended: Cadhla Connolly; Thea Clifford & Louisa Nixon 1st Katie Mc

Manus & Lucy Kelly 2nd Kaitlyn Johnston & Alice Wilson 3rd Aimee Hall & Eva Irvine

P4 Boys Vocal Solo – 1

1st Patrick James Tummon & Enoch Oyegunie 2nd Hugh Maguire

P4 Girls Vocal Solo – Highly Commended: Lily May Armstrong & Grace Webb 1st Sienna Gormley 2nd Aine Cassidy & Sophia Boyd 3rd Niamh Mc Brien & Anna Putikova

P5 Boys Vocal Solo - Highly Commended: Cian Dorman 1st Aaron Kane

P5 Girls Vocal Solo – 1st Laura Hughes; 2nd Lacey Crawford & Sadie Corrigan; 3rd Sophie Cadden,

Eloise Timoney & Natalia Axente

P6 Boys Vocal Solo – 1st Edward Axente; 3rd Charlie Dickie, Finbar Gibson & Peadar Quinn

P6 Girls Vocal Solo – Highly Commended: Aoibhinn Campbell, Lily Prior, Tara Kehoe.

1st Seren Blair 2nd Grace Hutchings Fianna O’Reilly & Olivia Mc Ilwaine. 3rd Sophie Sawnf; Astrid

Knox; Sienna Johnston; Lucy Kelly & Ella Kennedy

P7 Boys Vocal Solo – 1st Matteo Fitzpatrick; 2nd Oran McCafffrey; 3rd Brooklyn Burns & Odhran


P7 Girls Vocal Solo- Highly Commended: Tiya Jins, Dearbla Cogan; Chloe Fitzpatrick; Grace Mc

Kenna; Emma Moore 1st Sophia Parker 2nd Ruby Whittaker; Grace Carruthers & Eimear Gunn 3rd

Taylor Crawford & Matilda Black

Vocal Solo Years 8, 9 & 10:

1st Carly Latimer; 2nd Dearbhla McDonnell; 3rd Christina Quinn

Vocal Solo Years 11 & 12: 1st Abbie Wilson - SPECIAL RECOGNITION

2nd George Gamble & Annie Fowler

Vocal Solo Years 13 & 14: Highly Commended: Maddison Blair & April Mc Guigan

Pianoforte Beginners, Grade 1 & 2

Highly Commended: Thea Johnston; Daisy Jones; Annie Mc Garry; Kayde Gormley

1st Wilson Grey, 2nd Emma Forde & Aimee Nixon, 3rd Charlotte Cadden & Oliver Krawczyk

Pianoforte Grade 3 & 4

1st James Foy; 2nd Sophia Allen & Laura Hughes 3rd Jack Crawford; Grainne Gallagher & Dearbhla Clawson

Pianoforte Grade 7 & 8

Highly Commended: Lin Ruo Zhang & Cillian Mc Manus

1st George Elliott;

2nd Luka Whittaker;

 3rd Emma Egerton & Madison Blair

Strings Beginners, Grade 1 & 2

Highly Commended: Pippa Armstrong; Adam Wheeler & Daniel Owens;

1st Taylor Crawford; 2nd Jorja Kelly & Anna Wilson

3rd Amiee Bowles & Mia Rolston McAuliffe

Strings Grade 3 & 4

1st Laura Hughes

2nd Sarah Speer

Strings Grade 7 & 8

1st Yoly Brannigan - SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Woodwind Grade 7 & 8

1st Elisha Gallagher

Impartial Reporter: Willowbridge School ChoirWillowbridge School Choir (Image: Fermanagh Feis)

Impartial Reporter: P6 Boys Vocal Solos with Jonny Beatty, official accompanist and Jonathan Rea, adjudicatorP6 Boys Vocal Solos with Jonny Beatty, official accompanist and Jonathan Rea, adjudicator (Image: Fermanagh Feis)

Impartial Reporter: Feis winners from Enniskillen Royal Grammar SchoolFeis winners from Enniskillen Royal Grammar School (Image: ERGS)