Donegal Junior Strings Orchestra – sounding great!

The Donegal Junior Strings Orchestra under conductor Victor Yélamo ended 2017-18 on a high with a two-day tour of primary schools in north and south Donegal. The tour took them from Faugher NS Portnablagh to Fintra NS outside Killybegs, with lots of stops in-between. Audiences ranged from 20 to 420!

This orchestra features young string players aged 7 – 14 getting their music tuition with the DMEP mainly in Letterkenny and Donegal Town. All new members welcome. Contact the office for details – 07491 76293 or (or send a message on Facebook).

Here’s the DJS’s next concert –

Family Lunchtime Concert with
Conductor – Victor Yélamo
Glebe Gallery Courtyard, Churchill
Saturday 13 October, 12.30pm
Admission – free

This concert is also part of the 5th Donegal Chamber Music Festival, which is well worth checking out, with concerts in Glenveagh Castle, Donegal Castle and Conwal Church.


MUSIC IN THE SUN – Victor Yélamo and the Donegal Junior Strings Orchestra make the most of the good weather with an outdoor performance at Faugher NS Portnablagh in June 2018.

Here’s the official line on the orchestra –

The Donegal Junior Strings Orchestra aims to complement the weekly individual instrumental lessons provided by the Donegal Music Education Partnership.  It motivates beginners to work as a team, improve sight-reading and ensemble skills, build confidence and develop social skills.  It trains and prepares string players for progression into more advanced ensemble groups within the DMEP.

The orchestra is led by cello tutor Víctor Yélamo and open to all Violin, Viola, Cello & Double Bass players aged from 7 – 14 years. There are rehearsals in Donegal Town, for orchestra members in that area, and also in Letterkenny.

Well done Victor and all the orchestra members for all the work and the fine performances during the year!


If you’d like to join the orchestra, here’s a (doncha love’ em) form

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