Japanese and Newtownabbey students team up to record song

A group of Glengormley High School pupils have joined with students at a school in Japan to record a song which will launch on YouTube this weekend.

Monday, 7th December 2020, 5:20 pm
Updated Monday, 7th December 2020, 6:04 pm
The song will be launched on December 11.

The song ‘Far Away’ has been recorded as part of the collaborative project, the friendship through music programme Japan - Northern Ireland, which was established in February.

The Glengormley pupils who took part in the initiative were coordinated by their teacher, Mr Coey.

Speaking to the Times, he said: “Glengormley High School has been working with C and S School in Japan.

Beyond Skin was founded by Darren Ferguson, who is a past pupil of Glengormley High.

“This link was facilitated and organised by the voluntary sector organisation Beyond Skin and Min-On Music Research Institute in Japan. Beyond Skin was founded by Darren Ferguson, who is a past pupil of Glengormley High.

“We have just completed a song that was written and recorded by both schools. The Japanese school created the music and Glengormley High created the melody and wrote the lyrics.

“The song ‘Far Away’ will be premiered online via YouTube on December 11 as part of the Min-On Japan Share Music Day.

“We have also had one of our pupils, Sienna Wilgaus, from Glengormley High celebrated for her artistic flair. Some of her artwork has been put on display in Japan.

“The pupils have thoroughly enjoyed this link between our schools and hopefully there will be more joint ventures to come.”

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