Testimonials

‘It’s changed my life, you know, meeting everyone...there are so many incredible musicians. The great thing about it is that Martin and Elton and Gerry (musicians) just treat you as equals. They don’t treat you as if you’re the student and I’m the teacher. We learn from each other.’
- Domhnaill Corrigan, young musician, Music Generation South Dublin.

'There’s just something about the Orchestra...It’s fun... There are no cliques. Everyone gets along. We’re all one big group, in it together. There’s no real rivalry or separation. It’s amazing.’
- Hermione, young musician, Music Generation Louth

‘It has totally turned around the school in terms of the self-confidence of the children, when you introduce the element of music in a diverse school population the result is unbelievable’
- School Principal

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Erinn Lennon is a young trumpet player and member of Boombrasstic, the Music Generation Carlow County Brass Ensemble. In May 2018, Erinn performed at the Music Generation Carlow Gala Concert where she shared her Music Generation experience with friends, family and members of the audience:

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‘When I sing it feels like my world is complete and I love it’
- Young Musician

‘Music Generation was everything I had been looking for – quality musicians, teaching a quality programme with lots of support, feedback and encouragement’
- Musician

‘Seeing my baby girl involved in musical activities so young is so rewarding, I hear her making new singing sounds at home even when she’s alone!’
- Parent

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Young musicians share their experiences and feedback from the Music Generation/Arts Council Partnership Project 'Soundwaves', led by Donegal Music Education Partnership and delivered by Wall2Wall Music:

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‘It’s immeasurable the amount of confidence music brings out of the children; we all see it, the parents, the teachers... It’s just fantastic and it’s giving them a great love of music’
- School Principal

‘Music Generation and Brian Irvine have encouraged me to believe that it is possible to create something magical. I never would have started composing for orchestras if Music Generation hadn't given me the opportunity’
- Young Composer

‘Music Generation has provided important employment opportunities for professional musicians nationally… to have the opportunity to work with other passionate musicians and a team of coordinators, who have a strong vision of how to develop the programme, is very exciting.’
- Musician

‘I always try to get involved in different activities that involve music in my life because it’s something that keeps you motivated, and it just always makes you happy, no matter what’
- Young Musician

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Ali Behan, Lead Musician on the Music Generation Carlow Early Childhood Programme, speaking at the Music Generation Carlow Gala Concert in May 2018 on the importance of continual learning and development and how this has transformed her journey as a professional musician:

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