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19 December 2019
St. Patrick's Church, Skerries
was founded in October 2010 by five local women in Skerries, the bustling fishing village located in North County Dublin.
In the initial years since its founding, the choir had some excellent choir directors who led them to performances at a number of prestigious events. For example, in 2013 the choir had the great honour of singing for Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins at the opening of a special memorial in Skerries for those lost at sea.
In September 2014 the Skerries Sea Sharps were very lucky to secure the experience of Musical Director Caroline Cutliffe. Under Caroline’s directorship the choir has grown in both size and in sound. Membership is currently at an all-time high.
The choir practice once a week and perform at various times throughout the year at different venues and events. Since 2014 the choir has competed at national choral festivals and looks forward to future competitions, festivals, and workshops.
Caroline Cutliffe, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin with an honours degree in Music Education. She also holds a diploma in Music Education from the DIT and an MA in performance and musicology from NUI Maynooth. She has been awarded a Fellowship from Trinity College London (FTCL) in piano performance and a Licentiate from the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM) in organ performance.
A native of Co Derry, Caroline received her initial musical training from her parents. She was appointed organ scholar at St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry at the age of fourteen under the tutelage of Dónal Doherty with whom she also studied piano. On moving to Dublin she continued her studies in piano with Pádraic Ó Cuinneagáin at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. She is a former organ scholar of Dublin’s Pro Cathedral where she was a student of Professor Gerard Gillen. During part of her term as organ scholar at the Pro Cathedral she directed the renowned Palestrina Choir.
She has won numerous prizes at feiseanna on both piano and organ. As a pianist/accompanist she has worked and performed with Opera Ireland, BBC radio and TV, RTÉ radio and TV, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and has been a guest performer at the Dun Laoghaire Organ recitals. She is in regular demand as an accompanist.
Caroline has a particular interest in church music and was delighted to direct the recent primary school project ‘Laudate’ in North Dublin; launched by the Dublin Diocese. Caroline is resident organist in Our Lady of Victories, Dublin.
Please get in touch using the form below. If you are interested in joining Skerries Sea Sharps then please note that we currently only have vacancies for Tenors, however please send us your details and we will contact you when places become available.