The Young Orchestral Pops  (YOPS Orchestra) was set up in 2002 under the direction of Ms. Kitty Dalligan.


The orchestra's repertoire is varied including Film, Popular, Irish and well known Classics and the orchestra has performed to great acclaim both at home and abroad. Our 2010-2012 season saw significant performances in Ireland, Paris and in EuroDisney Paris.


Our 2013 tour to Italy was a real musical adventure with well-received performances in churches and schools in the Lake Garda and the Verona regions and the 2013-2014 season promises other occasions to catch the orchestra in performance.


A very happy Summer Break to all members of the orchestra and a well deserved break to all the parents and supporters.

A reminder to keep up your practice during the summer months and we will see you in September.


Also, if you would like to audition for the orchestra please click here for more details


June 2014 - a very warm best wishes to all the members of the orchestra who are sitting their Leaving and Junior Cert exams - our thoughts are with you and fingers crossed that you get excellent results



Congratulations to Kitty

who was presented with the Agnes O’Kane Award

by Philip O’Kane for her work

in contributing significantly to the development

of young musicians and youth orchestras in Ireland (more).



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The YOPS CD ‘Concert Favourites’ is still available so contact Kitty for what is the perfect present for family and friends.


The selling price will be 10 euros each or there is a Special Offer of 3 for 25 euros (more).

Video from our 2013 Tour


With special thanks to Johnny and Melissa


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