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11/10/2017

Registrations are now open for Music Generation Laois’ second annual Tionól

Registrations are now open for Music Generation Laois’ second annual Tionól

Music Generation Laois has announced the second annual Tionól for Harps and Pipes, a weekend of workshops, sessions and performances in Portlaoise from 3 to 5 November 2017.

The event follows on from the first successful Tionól in 2016, which saw 86 young harp and pipes players from 11 counties in Ireland work together with 13 Irish and international professional musicians from within and outside of Music Generation’s tutor network.

Tionól 2017 will be hosted by Music Generation Laois with support from the Music Generation National Projects fund and the Trench Trust.

The weekend will bring together pipers, harpists and their Tutors from Music Generation partnerships throughout Ireland, while also creating an opportunity for students to participate in workshops from well-known guest tutors including Catriona McKay (harp), David Power (pipes), Tríona Marshall (harp) and Michael Rooney (harp).

A range of classes for students will be available, from recent beginners to advanced harp and uilleann pipes players. In addition to master-classes with guest musicians, the young people will have an opportunity to work with Music Generation tutors from various counties in Ireland. Tutors will include:

Harp: Siobhán Buckley, Michael Rooney, Catriona McKay, Tríona Marshall, Ramune Sakalauskaite, Deirdre Ní Bhuachalla, Gráinne Hambly

Uilleann Pipes: Fionnán Mac Gabhann, Joseph Byrne, David Power, Timothy Doyle, Paul Harrigan

As part of this major three-day event, a series of public concerts and performances will give students, families and fellow musicians a chance celebrate their skills and development in the evenings and on the closing day of the event.

Friday 3 November: Opening Gala Concert
Featuring the premiere of a newly-composed suite of music by Michael Rooney for the Music Generation Laois Harp Orchestra, Tionól Tutors, Michael and June Rooney, and the Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra
  • Time: 7pm
  • Venue: Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre, Tower Hill
  • Admission: €5 General Admission / Free to Tionól students. Booking through Dunamaise Arts Centre: 057 866 3355 or online

Saturday 4 November
Featuring Tionól participants from across Ireland with guest harp ensembles
  • Time: 7pm
  • Venue: Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
  • Admission: €5 General Admission / Free to Tionól students. Booking through Dunamaise Arts Centre: 057 866 3355 or online

Sunday 5 November
The Closing Student Concert of Tionól 2017 featuring Tionól students
  • Time: 2pm
  • Venue: Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre, Tower Hill
  • Admission: Free of charge, on a first come-first serve basis at the door.

How to take part
Applications are now being accepted for participants. €70 fee includes workshops and all concert tickets.

Please note that under 18s will be supervised during break times unless alternative arrangements are made by parents or guardians

To apply and for more information, download an application form, or contact Music Generation Laois:
Email: musicgenerationlaois@laoiscoco.ie
Phone: +353 57 866 4176

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