Chanel's past pupil David Balfe who performs as the artist FOR THOSE I LOVE was recently nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for his song Top Scheme.
It is has been a very successful year so far for the musician: appearing on Tommy Tiernan's Show, number 2 album in the Irish charts behind Bieber, sold out The Olympia Theatre and... it's only September!!
The prestigious U.K. based Ivor Novello Awards took place on September 21st in London and are hugely respected in the music industry as they give particular credit to song writing. Harry Styles picked up an award earlier in the evening. Top Scheme was nominated for Best Contemporary Song, sadly it lost out on the night, but it is an immense achievement...from Chanel English student of the year in Leaving Cert year to critical acclaim and success as a creative force.
Mr Phelan and all David's former teachers are hugely proud and wish him all the best for the future.