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15/08/2017

Music Generation activities and events are announced as part of Culture Night 2017

Music Generation activities and events are announced as part of Culture Night 2017

This year Culture Night will take place on Friday 22nd September 2017 – an all-island public event celebrating creativity, culture and the arts. We’re delighted that this year’s programme once again incorporates several partnerships with Music Generation, including activities, concerts and opportunities to get musical in Wicklow, Laois, Offaly/Westmeath and Cork City…

Music Generation South Dublin is teaming up with Tallaght Community Arts and the OPW/Pearse Museum to present a night celebrating music and spoken word. This free, family event will include a Ukulele Workshop led by Bryan Fleming, a Hip Hop Workshop and Performance by Street Art Academy and an outdoor traditional music performance Music Generation South Dublin. Places on the workshops are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Address: The Pearse Museum, St Enda’s Park Rathfarnham
Time: 5pm - 9pm
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Music Generation Laois invites you to witness an electric Samba Drum Spectacle under the direction of drumming specialist Peter Crann. The event will include a performance by a visiting professional Samba Band who will be joined by members of the Music Generation Laois Samba programme, as well as children from local primary schools who have participated in workshops in preparation for the event. (Outdoor event, weather permitting)

Address: The Plaza, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co Laois
Time: 5pm - 6pm
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Music Generation Cork City in partnership with the Cork Academy of Music presents a free jazz improvisation workshop with Tom Mulcahy, open to musicians of all ages and instruments from intermediate to advanced playing ability.

Address: Griffin Burke Building, North Monastery Campus, North Monastery Rd, Cork
Time: 4.30pm - 6pm
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All are welcome to enjoy a lunch-time inclusive music and brass band performance at City Hall’s Millennium Hall, with demonstrations of assistive music-making technologies, presented by SoundOUT, the School of the Divine Child, Music Mash-Up and Mahon Community Concert Band (Cork Academy of Music) in partnership with Music Generation Cork City.
Time: 12pm - 1.30pm

The City Hall Plaza will host an evening of musical entertainment with performances from the Barrack Street Youth Band, in partnership with Music Generation Cork City, (5.30pm - 6.10pm), the Polyonics Barbershop Choir (7.30pm - 8pm) and the City of Cork Male Voice Choir (8pm - 9pm).

Address: New Civic Offices, Anglesea Street
Time: 5.30pm - 9pm
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The Millennium Hall will come alive once more on Friday evening with another unique live music experience, featuring rock and pop bands, rappers, traditional Irish music groups and brass bands, presented by Youth Work Ireland Cork, SoundOUT, Music in Community, GMC Beats, Club Ceoil Knocknaheeny (Creative Tradition), the Barrack Street Youth Band and Ballyphehane Youth Project in partnership with Music Generation Cork City.

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Address: Millennium Hall, City Hall, Eglinton Street, Cork
Find out more: https://culturenight.ie/event/city-hall-millenium-hall/
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Music Generation Offaly/ Westmeath in partnership with Youth Work Ireland (Midlands) and the Edenderry Youth Café present ‘Edenderry Rocks On’, an open mic night showcasing the work of the Edenderry Rockers. Now in its third year, this event will bring together young people involved in Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath’s programmes for an evening of music and song.

Address: Edenderry Youth Cafe, School Lane, Edenderry
Time: 7.30pm - 9pm
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Music Generation Wicklow will present a Bodhrán Buzz Workshop at Arklow Library suitable for families and music enthusiasts ages 7+. Guided by The Bodhrán Buzz’s Robbie Walsh, participants will learn how to hold a bodhrán, the stick and the basics of finding your rhythm and beat! (Places are limited, advance booking required)

Address: Arklow Library, Main Street, Arklow
Time: 6pm - 6.45pm
Find our more: https://culturenight.ie/event/bodhran-buzz-arklow-library/
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Music Generation Cork City
Public rap & bets workshop with performances from local artists and open-mic at the Kabin Studio (supported by Music Generation Cork City & GMC Beats Workshops). Record in the vocal booth, try out some beatmaking technology or just sit back and enjoy the tunes.

Address: Across from Credit Union, Harbour View Road, Knocknaheeny, Cork.
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Website: www.gmcbeats.com
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Music Generation Mayo
Ballina Arts Centre has participated in Culture Night since it became a county wide event and celebrates with a programme of activities for all ages. There are six events planned in the arts centre this year.

Mapping Music with The Core is a Musical showcase by members of Music generation Mayo’s The Core youth music project. Musicians from the project will present original music based on music from around the world.

Address: Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett Street
Time: 4pm - 9.30pm
Website
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Music Generation Limerick
Dance Limerick brings together youth and professional artists for an evening of dance, music, poetry and colour in Limerick’s Cultural Quarter!

Address: Dance Limerick, 1-2 John’s Square, Limerick
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Website: www.dancelimerick.ie
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Music Generation Limerick City
Music Generation Limerick City will throw open the doors of their Creative Centre, the only one of its kind in the country. Activities include a Silent Disco & green-screen song recording and pop-up gigs though-out the 12 studios. This is a chance to get involved with hands on music making.

Address: Music Generation Creative Centre, Athenaeum Building, 30 Cecil Street, Limerick
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Website
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Music Generation Cork City
From 5pm: Free music workshops on the Cork Community Gamelan, presented by Music Generation Cork City in partnership with UCC. No musical experience necessary. Booking recommended, see www.musicgencc.eventbrite.com.

Address: The Lido, 71 Watercourse Road, Blackpool, Cork
Time: 5pm - 9pm
Website: www.corkcommunityartlink.com
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For more information about Culture Night and to view the full programme of events visit culturenight.ie

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