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24/05/2018

Here’s what Music Generation has planned over the summer months!

Here’s what Music Generation has planned over the summer months!

A host of summer camps, performances and activities are set to take place during the coming months in Music Generation partnerships across the country, providing opportunities for young musicians to continue to enjoy music making while school’s out for summer. 

Carlow will be brimming with talent this Friday as the acclaimed folk group Kíla’s album Tóg É go Bog É, mentioned by Hotpress as one of the top Irish albums of all time, is 21 years old and will be performed in full with the help of young musicians from the Music Generation Carlow trad group Reelig.

Young musicians in Cork City will have the opportunity to get creative with music throughout Music Generation Cork City’s extensive summer programme 2018, with everything from Japanese Gamelan to a rap and beats workshop with GMC Beats on offer.

Exciting times for the young people of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown! Music Generation dlr is collaborating with The Grainstore to present a SubSounds summer workshop that will provide song writing, instrumental tuition and recording opportunities for budding musicians in the area.

Calling all young string players in the west! The west of Ireland’s newest youth orchestra seeks young string players for 2018, promising a chock-a-block programme of rehearsals and performances this year.

Members of the junior harp ensemble at Music Generation Laois have a big weekend ahead as they prepare to play at the World Harp Traditions Conference in the University of Limerick on Saturday, along with many professional musicians.

It’s time to make some noise in Limerick City, as opportunities to get involved with Limerick Voices Volume II and a whole range of creative summer camps have been announced.

Looking for something musical to do over the holidays? Music Generation Louth has the answer: 'Sounds Like Summer' is a pick 'n' mix music course for 8-18 year olds who love to play and create music.

With summer holidays fast approaching, young musicians of Music Generation Mayo are excited to showcase the great music making that’s been happening throughout tuition centres this year in the Louisburgh, Crossmolina and Ballinnrobe hubs.

Young singers in Offaly/Westmeath are ready to come together to raise the roof in a great big sing! Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath’s Singfest kicks off from 7-9 June, providing young people with access to musical training and singing opportunities.

They may only have formed a few months ago, but already Music Generation Sligo’s choir, ‘Sligo Youth Voices,’ is booked to appear on stage at the Benbulben Carnival on 2nd June, alongside seasoned professionals including Paul Kelly and Hothouse Flowers. 

Following 12 weeks of creativity and collaboration, participants in the SubSounds Schools programme are set to show off their talent and dedication at the closing concert of the term in the Civic Theatre, where students will perform their original tracks live.

Young musicians in Waterford are in for a treat as a new set of summer programmes have just been announced for the area. Get ready for a teen vocal camp, jazz jam session and a Big Sing. For more details, email musicgenerationwaterford@wwetb.ie

There is so much going on in Wicklow this summer, from Samba Drumming, Rock and Composition Camps to a Traditional Music Camp and performances— we don’t know how you will choose! Email musicgeneration@wicklowvec.ie for enquiries.

And that’s just a snapshot of the many events, performances and activities happening in each Music Education Partnership. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily news and updates from our partners throughout the summer months.