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Holy Family School Choir to wow Late Late Toy Show!

Posted: 1st December 2017


Eighteen children from the Holy Family School for the Deaf are set to light up The Late Late Toy Show with an “amazing” performance tomorrow night. The school's junior choir ranges in age from four to 12 and members comes from all over Ireland. Holy Family School Choir to wow Late Late Toy Show! 2017.


All of the children at the Cabra school take part in choir lessons, and 18 were chosen to audition for the Toy Show. “All of the children do choir, every single one of them,” said choir conductor Shirley Higgins. Is your partner’s hearing loss driving you mad?.

Shirley Higgins



“All the children are deaf and don’t sing. They perform their music through Irish Sign Language, which makes it visual. They express the music through facial expressions and the signs that they are using.” Ms Higgins said the school has been “buzzing with excitement” since it was told it had been chosen to perform on the Toy Show.

Irish Sign Language

The choir’s appearance on the Late Late Toy Show comes at a time when the Deaf Community are very hopeful that the Dail will pass the Irish Sign Language Bill before Christmas. The Bill has already been passed by the Seanad.

The Toy Show itself is watched by more than 1.5 million people, but the children are not nervous about their performance. “I'm the one who’s nervous,” said Ms Higgins “They’re telling me to relax, and telling me, ‘It'll be OK'.”


Best of luck to everyone performing on the Late Late Toy Show!