Three iconic landmarks in Clare will come alive to the sound of music this Wednesday!
Music Generation Clare and Music Generation Limerick City will join forces on Wednesday 12 July to stage a series of pop-up gigs at three iconic locations on the Clare coast – the Cliffs of Moher and the beaches of Lahinch and Kilkee. More than one hundred musicians of different genres and styles will perform the three shows in just over three hours, all with the support of Clare County Council.
Timings for the rolling roadshow are as follows:
- 11.00am, The Cliffs of Moher
- 1.00pm, Seafront Lahinch
- 3.30pm, Seafront Kilkee (parking lot by the steps)
Leading the performances will be the newly formed Clare Youth Trad Orchestra which already comprises one hundred young musicians, 60+ of whom will perform on Wednesday. An initiative of Clare Arts Office and Music Generation Clare, the Orchestra is directed by Padraic O’Reilly, a well-known traditional piano player from Corofin.
The ensemble will use this exciting pop-up performance opportunity to warm up for their upcoming slot at the Shannon Aerodrome at Fleadh Ennis 2017. The group will have the honour of being the first to perform in the Aerodrome, opening the inaugural concert at the venue on Tuesday 15 August. Tickets for this event will go on sale shortly online at www.fleadhcheoil.ie and www.glor.ie
Joining the Trad Orchestra on Wednesday will be a whole host of rappers, songwriters, producers and bands from Music Generation Limerick City’s celebrated Limerick Voices programme.
The combined result will be three short public concerts featuring a fantastic mix of musical styles. The event will also create a valuable opportunity for these young people to perform together and share their music in a non-competitive setting.
Wednesday’s tour will also mark the first ever public appearance of the Music Generation Limerick City ‘Creativity Pod’ – a mobile performance, recording and workshop space with a pop-up outdoor stage and PA.
For further information about the roadshow or about the Clare Youth Trad Orchestra, contact:
Jean Wallace, Music Development Officer
Music Generation Clare, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, Station Road, Ennis, County Clare
t: +353 65 686 5470