Our annual Díograis awards were held in the college on Thursday 16 May 2019. The theme of the night was Féiniúlchas which translates to ‘Celebrate your Uniqueness’.
Our special guest on the night was Cork singer / songwriter Stephanie Rainey. Songs like ‘Please Don’t Go’ ‘Question Mark’ and ‘100 Like Me’ all reflect Stephanie’s life experiences and she has gathered a huge fan base both in Ireland and globally.
Stephanie spoke to the assembled group of students, staff and parents and she traced her unique journey from her time as a student in GCC, through the tough times of trying to make a living in the music industry to where she is today. Stephanie spoke of the first time she sang solo at a school event and thanked her teacher for encouraging her to do so. She urged students not to give up in chasing their dreams even though they will face many obstacles on their own unique journey. Never regret being yourself was the essence of her message to students.
To round off a fantastic night Stephanie performed ‘Sorry’ and then invited the school choir to join her for ‘100 Like Me’.
Thank you so much Stephanie Rainey. We were honoured and proud to have you celebrate our awards night with us. It’s been some journey for our Gradam Uí Chanainn (Music) winner in 2003. Long may it continue!
Please click on the link below to access some of Stephanie’s latest music videos
Please access our Gallery page on the school website to see pictures of the awards and award winners on the night.