As 2016 draws to a close we take a look back on just some of the memorable moments and wonderful musical events and experiences that made this another truly remarkable year at Music Generation.
Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath Choir perform for US Ambassador to Ireland, Mr. Kevin O’Malley, at The Ireland Funds Young Leaders Annual Reception 2016 in the US Ambassador’s Residence, Dublin
South Dublin County Council, as Lead Partner for South Dublin Music Education Partnership, is currently seeking individuals or companies to deliver Area Programme Management Services for Music Generation South Dublin. This contract will help with the delivery of strategic aims for performance music education in two hubs in South Dublin County.
A unique international performance opportunity in July 2016 created a platform for Music Generation Young Ambassadors from Sligo and Donegal to demonstrate first-hand the breadth and quality of youth music-making happening in Ireland.
Music Generation Laois, through the Laois 2016 Centenary fund, have initiated an ‘Irish Songs We Learned at School’ project with the legendary Irish Singer-Songwriter John Spillane, culminating in a finale concert on 24 November 2016.
Music Generation Clare has announced details of its annual fundraiser concert at glór on Saturday 10 December 2016, featuring a fantastic line up of musicians including Dónal Lunny, Pádraig Rynne and Tara Breen.
Singfest 2016 - a pioneering choral residency project presented in partnership with the Association of Irish Choirs and funded through the Music Generation/Arts Council Partnership Programme - gave young singers a chance to train with leading professionals, develop their singing skills and have fun!
Music Generation Mayo is offering a Bursary Scheme for young musicians and singers aged 13 – 18 who can demonstrate exceptional musical ability in any genre of instrumental or vocal music.
A three-day national event hosted by Music Generation Laois will see 80 young pipers and harpists from 5 areas of Ireland come together with professional Irish and international musicians to develop their skills, learn new songs, exchange ideas, rehearse, perform and have fun!