Japan

“Far Away” official music video launched !

Music by Yuta Hihara (Japan).
Lyrics by Glengormley High School Northern Ireland Year 10 students:
(Chorus lyrics by Saeed Rahman. Verse lyrics by all students).
Performed by Students from C&S Music School Japan
Co-produced by Beyond Skin and the Min-On Music Research Institute (MOMRI)
Supported by the Anne O'Donoghue Award through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Documentary about  C&S Music School and the making of the song "Far Away" 

In February 2020 the friendship through music programme Japan - Northern Ireland began developed by lead partners are Min-On Music & Research Institute Japan and Beyond Skin. The partnership is a legacy outcome from Anne O'Donoghue Arts Council of Northern Ireland award Beyond Skin CEO Darren Ferguson received in 2019. Anne O’Donoghue’s legacy is significant joining the Play Resource Warehouse in 1984 where she remained as a committed director for thirty years championing Community Arts practice in Northern Ireland. The award was set up in Anne's memory.
C&S Music School Japan and Glengormley High School of which Darren is a past pupil, are partnered through the project.To compliment the release of the song promotional T-Shirts have been manufactured and distributed in Japan designed by Sienna Wilgus (age 13) from Glengormley High School

The creative process entailed students from both schools deciding on a melody and structure. Students from Glengormley High wrote the lyrics and students from C&S Music School performed the song.

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Friendship Through Music Programme

In February 2020 the friendship through music programme Japan - Northern Ireland began. There are many collaborative elements and a very ambitious vision. 

Mr Massey (Principal Glengormley High) & Mr Mouri (Principal C&S音楽学院(シーアンドエス)

The lead partners are Min-On 民主音楽協会-民音 & Research Institute Japan and Beyond Skin. The partnership is a legacy outcome from Anne O'Donoghue Arts Council of Northern Ireland award Beyond Skin CEO Darren Ferguson received in 2019. Anne O’Donoghue’s legacy is significant joining the Play Resource Warehouse in 1984 where she remained as a committed director for thirty years championing Community Arts practice in Northern Ireland. The award was set up in Anne's memory.  C & S音楽学院(シーアンドエス) Music School Japan and Glengormley High School  (Darren's old school) have been partnered through the project.

Below (pictured) T-Shirts designed by C&S students for Glengormley High Students and an image created by Sienna (age 13 - Glengormley High) that will go on T-Shirts in Japan. 

(Video below) A special production for Make Music Day Featuring a message from the Principal of C&S Music School Japan to their project friendship school, Glengormley High Northern Ireland. 

Northern Ireland Press Release link

Japan (English) Press Release link

 

LATEST: Sienna Wilguas Art Exhibition for Good Relations Week (Click Image Below)

Glengormley High School

C&S Music School音楽学院(シーアンドエス)

 

Pictured: Darren Ferguson (Beyond Skin) with Olivier Urbain & Mr. Okada (Min-On Research Institute), President Ito (Min-On) and volunteer leaders.

Presentation with Students From Soka University

Meeting Min-On President Ito & Directors

Presentation with Students From Tokyo Christian University

Glengormley High School

C&S音楽学院(シーアンドエス)

Filmmaker Mr Makoto Morita & Darren Ferguson

Meeting Mr Mouri - Principal C&S音楽学院(シーアンドエス)

C&S音楽学院(シーアンドエス)