Churchtown South in east Cork is the birthplace of Seán Terry, who from his earliest years, had a great interest in music. He was ordained at Maynooth, and spent some time ministering in Wales, before his appointment to St Colman’s College, Fermoy, in 1962. He was to spend four consecutive summers studying the teaching of music for schools, which included composition, conducting, listening and identification, a method he used in his music classes on his return to St Colman’s. He discusses his appointment to teach at UCC by Prof. Fleischmann and the chairmanship of the advisory board set up to advise the Roman Catholic bishops on church music after Vatican II. In 1977 he retired from St Colman’s and is now enjoying his quieter days in Aghada.