Margaret Aylward Community College
The Thatch Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9
Tel. 018375712 / 018367778 Fax: 018377718

GMC Music Workshop

One of our favourite visitors to the JCSP library is Cork rapper Garry MacCarthy (GMC Beats). His song and rap workshops allow students to work in small groups to co-write verses of a rap and chorus and then record their vocals professionally using his mobile recording studio. 
Students can then perform their song at
WRaPParound - an annual JCSP Library event which attracts schools from all over the country. Last year, students from Iris & Swift performed at Trinity College to massive applause and the current 1st years may participate in May.
Our 2nd years co-wrote their song with class tutor Ms Roche as part of an anti-bullying initiative; Garry recorded the song and a music video!
These workshops give students the opportunity to develop their
spoken language, their communication – listening and expressing themselves and developing good relationships as they work in small groups creating lyrics. It's one of the student's favourite workshops - have a listen and see why!


3rd year songs are 'Fit In' and 'Knock me Down'.
2nd year song: 'Be a Friend'
1st year song: 'Bold Girls'