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Pupils at Scoil Mhuire gan Smál in Carlow ahead of the rest with new music initiative

A local primary school have been described as “ahead of the curve” in relation to a new music initiative announced on Thursday.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced a new programme which would see every Irish child getting access to musical education for 5 years.

However, students at Scoil Mhuire gan Smál in Carlow are four years ahead of the rest when it comes to music education.

The 441 pupils at the local school have been learning how to sing, play tuned percussion, violin and the cello since partnering with Music Generation 4 years ago.

The new initiative announced by Enda Kenny is co-founded by the Department of Education, The Ireland Fund, local music education partnerships and U2.