From 30 October – 1 November 2019, over 120 young musicians from across the country gathered in Waterford to experience Brass Off 2019.
Every year, more than 350 musicians plan and provide music tuition for children and young people in Ireland, as part of the Music Generation programme. During the 2019 Music Generation National Musicians’ Day, we sat down with a number of these musicians to hear their stories.
As part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2019, the national day of youthful creativity and a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme, the four Dublin Local Authorities collaborated to offer musicians the opportunity to take part in training and skills development sessions.
Since January 2019, Music Generation Clare has been working with four different Centres in Clare through Youthreach provision. The collaborative programme captured at the Centre in Ennis offers sessions for young people in creative music-making, songwriting and performance.
Saoirse Ní Thuathail is a young musician in the Music Generation Wicklow programme. Here Saoirse tells us about her musical beginnings, the opportunities that have helped her grow in confidence, and how music is all around her.
RTÉ Nationwide's Valerie Waters travelled to Laois in late 2018 to visit some of the young musicians and partners involved in Music Generation Laois and Laois School of Music.
In this RTÉ News2Day broadcast, Sinead Crowley reports on the recent announcement of Music Generation's expansion into five more areas of Ireland, from a music session in Dalkey School Project.
Amy Barrett is a singer, songwriter, musician and past participant of Music Generation Wicklow. Armed with her guitar, Amy spent an afternoon with us discussing what music means to her and how Music Generation Wicklow helped her along her musical journey.