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Hear from… Dee Armstrong

Dee Armstrong is a member of the universally successful band Kila & the founder of Rock School. 
I started the Rock School about 8 years ago in response to my sons and other children’s need in the area to have some musical outlet that wasn’t classical or traditional. We, as a family were going through bereavement and some difficult times.  I felt that the best medicine would be self expression, to bring inspiration into the kids lives and so thought this may be a good route.  A friend of mine Bobby Lee came to visit and we did our first Rock School in one room over Glibert’s Pharmacy with a handful of kids, [thanks to Finbarr and Deirdre Ryan for that!].  We realised very quickly that we needed more rooms than that, and The Glens offered us rooms there for the next year.  This arrangement has continued since then.

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StoneyWoods Festival – A celebration of life & music

The brilliant StoneyWoods Festival is about to start its second year, but it has already attracted massive support from the community, audiences from further afield & performances from terrific musical talent. This year their line-up includes Declan O’Rourke, Mick Blake & Darktown as well as host of other great acts & events.

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