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.


Our Year End Concert will take place on Saturday the 26th April at 3.00pm in the Helix at DCU


Senior Uniform:

Long sleeved black blouse with collar/ black shirt
Long black trousers
Black shoes


Junior Uniform:

YOPS Jumper +white polo shirt
Long black skirt & black tights / black trousers
Black shoes



Students must come in uniform
Please bring Music Stand and Music and a spare set of strings.

Please note you are responsible for your own instrument, stand and music. Please ensure that your name is on all your property


It is necessary to be at the Helix for a sound check and seating as follows

  • 11.30 am YOP String ensemble
  • 12.00 pm -YOPS Flutes
  • 12.20 pm -YOPS Senior Orchestra
  • 12.50 pm -YOPS Junior Orchestra
  • 1.20 pm-YOPS Julianstown Youth  Orchestra
  • 1.40pm – YOPS Senior Orchestra +YOPS Junior+Julianstown Youth Orchestra
  • We are being joined for a return visit by the Julianstown Youth Orchestra
  • Chewing Gum is not permitted in the Helix.
  • Students may only enter and leave the concert venue via the stage door at the rear of the building
  • Students should bring a packed snack and drink for the pre concert  break


Tickets for the concert are now only available from the Helix Box office
Looking forward to seeing you on the 26th April 2014 for a wonderful afternoon.


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).



Latest News


Our end of term concert takes place April 26th


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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