Junior and Intermediate Strings – great progress!


One of the highlights of the DMEP’s 2016-17 has been the progress made by Victor Yélamo’s young musicians in the Donegal Junior and Intermediate Strings Orchestra.

They gave a fine performance at the Glebe Gallery outside Churchill in October as part of the Donegal Chamber Music Weekend. And they really shone during a tour of schools in the Letterkenny area in June.


Victor Yélamo and the Donegal Junior and Intermediate Strings (including his little daughter Anna Marie directly behind him) before their first gig at Woodlands on their World Tour of Letterkenny (Schools) in June

Here’s the official line on the orchestra –

The Junior and Intermediate 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.

Our Junior and Intermediate String 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 form

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