Congratulations to BMus Ed siblings Darren and Donna Magee who have both been appointed as organ scholars for the new season.
Darren who has just finished his BMus Ed studies in DIT and Trinity has been appointed as organ scholar to the Pro-Cathedral having previously held the post of organ scholar in Trinity College. Now his sister Donna, a third year BMus Ed student takes up the Trinity College post. It is the first time that a brother and sister have held this prestigious post in successive years.
As well as being accomplished organists and pianists, they are also keen traditional musicians, Donna on the bouzouki and the banjo and Darren on fiddle (pictured left)
From Newry Co Down, they are both organ students of Una Russell in DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.
Darren was the winner of the Senior Organ Prize in the Feis Ceoil in 2009.