Boys from The Sem to perform at Electric Picnic tonight

A group of teenage boys from Kerry are being given a unique opportunity to perform at the Electric Picnic tonight.

The 24 students, who belong to the choir at St Brendan’s College in Killarney, will perform a song and dance trad set, along with well-known trad musician Liam O’Connor.

They’re due to play over a four-hour period on the Hazelwood Stage at the popular county Laois festival.

Liam O’Connor first became aware of the talented students, when his son Oisin joined the school’s choir six years ago; he then invited them earlier this summer to join him at the Electric Picnic.

Music teacher Mish O’Donoghue, who travelled up with the boys, says they’re very excited: