Students from BIMM Dublin celebrated the end of semester one with an exclusive ‘End of Term Gig’ at the Button Factory, Temple Bar.

20 acts from Dublin’s newest music college performed at the event, playing original songs and cover songs by artists such as Queen of the Stone Age, the National and Florence and the Machine.

The event was hosted by BIMM tutor, Graham Hopkins, who is the former drummer from Therapy? and currently plays for the Frames and the Swell Season with Glen Hansard.

Hopkins invited the audience to applaud all of the BIMM tutors, the students themselves and the course coordinator, Dara Kilkenny for “all of the hard work that was put in to help get BIMM [Dublin] off the ground”.

Each musician was clearly dedicated to their craft and performed to an excellent standard. One song-writing student said that the end-of-term event was “all about the musicianship”. The standard of the music produced at the event was very high.

Performers were supportive of one another, and worked hard to ensure that the event was a success.

The concert ended with an ensemble performance of Wizard’s festive hit “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday”.

Students from BIMM Dublin have now completed the first 10 weeks of the brand new four-year course in Commercial Modern Music. Semester two will commence in January.

Assessments for incoming students will take place at the end of January and throughout February. Visit bimm.ie for details.