Congratulations to The Dominoes from Newpark who won The Battle of the Bands. What a fantastic performance. The DFEi canteen was rocking as the bass guitarist Xochitl got the audience warmed up. They performed their own songs and were so well rehearsed appeared very relaxed on stage and were enjoying the music as much as the audience. The two other bands who performed were Fidelity Radio from Sandford Park and Red Velvet from Blackrock College and Newpark. Great energy from all participating bands and for many of us mature adults it definitely felt like we were back in college. Thanks to DFEi students from MP1 and MP2 who worked very hard on sound. Thanks to all the teachers in the sound and music production department who helped with this event.
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Congratulations to the six bands who competed in the first round heats of Battle of the Bands 2019. Alibi Islands from Rockjam School opened the show with a colourful ensemble and amazing lead vocals. Sandford Park Fidelity Radio were up next full of energy and rock star angst.. Next up a three piece rock band called Sheep from North Wicklow Educate Together rocked the house. The final act, The Dominoes from Newpark delighted us all with lively tunes and some audience participation. The two acts to go through to the final on 28th January were The Dominos and Fidelity Radio. Thanks to all bands for coming along and hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
DFEi politics and journalism students recently visited Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council chamber where they met Cathaoirleach Cllr. Ossian Smyth. Students from AC5 and PJ6 gained first-hand experience of the workings of the local council, from the allocation of the annual council budget (€183m for the current year) to how council meetings are conducted.
DFEi Music Producation students are hosting a battle of the bands competion this Thursday lunch time. We have 4 local teenage bands competiting this Thursday. They are Alibi Islands, The Dominoes, Fidelity Radio and Sheep. All welcome to come along.
Tommy received his award at the first Irish BTEC Higher National Awards, which took place in the Gresham Hotel on Thursday 29th November. Patrick Wall and Paddy O’Halpin from DFEi’s music department were delighted to represent the college at the Awards. Tommy was there along with his parents, who were absolutely thrilled with the award. Tommy is now studying in Ballyfermot College Further Education, on the one-year top-up course leading to an honours degree in Media Production Management. He’s also doing very well as a DJ and music producer.
DFEi was delighted to welcome our Erasmus+ teaching partners from Estonia and Norway to our college recently. This was part of a DDLETB Erasmus+ teacher exchange programme. During their visit to our college the group was briefed on our range of business courses, they observed classes, spoke to business, journalism and politics students, and they shared their experiences of teaching in their respective countries.