Album of the Week 7


Album:      The Lumineers

Artist:        The Lumineers

Genre:        Folk/Rock

The Lumineers


The Lumineers’ self-titled debut is a perfectly formed collection of rustic folk type songs, slotting in nicely amongst the current roots revival.”

The Lumineers are an American folk rock band based in Denver, Colorado, USA. Their self-titled debut album was relised on the 3rd of April 2012 peaking at number 11 in the charts. As of December 2012 their album has been certified as Gold in the US, Canada and Ireland.

With their debut single “Ho Hey” the band have had unprecedented success – the single has gone platinum and the band continue to sell out tour venues at home and in Europe.

On December 5, 2012, The Lumineers were nominated for two Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Americana Album.


Album of the week by Sean Landers – 3rd Year Music

Julianstown Youth Orchestra

The Julianstown Youth Orchestra are currently looking for young musicians who would be interested in performing with the orchestra particularly on the following instruments:

  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Clarinet

The orchestra provides an instrument hire scheme and will also help with the locating of a teacher in the area of the instrument. If you are interested you can check out or contact the orchestra at

It is a great opportunity to work as a team with other musicians and under the conducer Fergus Shiel.


A musical Interlude!!

On Friday morning ( 23/11/12) the first year music class was treated to a master class in the cello by one of our own students Jack Mitchell. Jack brought in his cello as we are currently learning about the string family in the orchestra and told us the name of the strings and about all the different parts of the cello.

We were treated to excerpts from the William Tell Overture, The Pink Panther and the theme music to HALO!!! Jack also performs with the Julianstown Youth Orchestra.

The class were very impressed with the cello and surprised at the level of sound it could make. Here is a picture of Jack with the cello.

Here are some of the other string players in the 1st year class:

  • Rory Bentley on Violin
  • Jack Mitchell on Cello
  • Johnathon Niall on Guitar 

Album of the Week

Album:Until now
 Artist:Swedish House Mafia

The first production that was released by Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso was “Get Dumb”. It was produced with Laidback Luke and released in 2007. In 2009, they released “Leave The World Behind” with Laidback Luke and Deborah Cox and in 2010, Swedish House Mafia signed a record deal with UMG’s Polydor Records (formerlyPolygram) after a fallout from previous record label EMI, due to differing ideas. They released their first official single, “One (Your Name)”, under the name Swedish House Mafiaon Beatport on May 26, 2010, where it achieved international success, charting at number 7 in the UK Singles Chart. The next single, “Miami 2 Ibiza”, featuring Tinie Tempah, charted at number 4 in the UK Chart in September 2010. Both tracks were taken from the album Until One; a collection of productions and remixes from both Swedish House Mafia as a group and as individuals. It has achieved a BPI Gold Sales award in the United Kingdom. In May 2011, Swedish House Mafia released a new single, “Save The World,” featuring John Martin on vocals, which charted at number 10 in the UK Chart.Later that year on December 16, they released the track “Antidote” with Knife Party. On March 12, 2012, Swedish House Mafia released their next single titled “Greyhound” and their final track “Don’t You Worry Child” was released on September 14, 2012. That same month on September 17, the group announced the release of a second compilation album titled Until Now, forming the official soundtrack to One Last Tour. The album was released on October 22, 2012, exactly two years after the release of their first compilation album Until One.

Favourite song –Miami to Ibiza and Greyhound

Artist like – Deadmau 5,Daft punk

Album of the Week by David Pratt – 1st year

Album of the Week

Album:      Discovery

Artist:        Daft Punk

Genre:        Electronic/House

“Discovery” – Album Cover


Daft Punk is an electric duo of French DJs. They were very popular inFranceduring the large French house movement in the 1990’s. They have a very unique style and usually dress with robotic suits and helmuts. The album I chose is “Discovery” and was released in March of 2001. It peaked at number 2 in theUK. The track “One More Time” was a huge club hit.

My favourite song from the album is “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”. I think that this album is great and a unique style of techno/electronic and I really recommend it.

Favourite song:  “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”

Artist alike: Justice, Junior Senior, Fatboy Slim

Album of the week by Jack Mitchell – 1st Year Music