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Éadaoin Ní Mhaicín Represents Mayo on an International Stage

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On Tuesday 21st May a trio of talented musicians from around the country performed for international delegates attending a Department of Education and Skills Conference organised as part of Ireland’s EU Presidency.

This event, a Meeting of the Directors General for Vocational Education and Training which took place in the Botanic Gardens, Dublin, featured Mayo harpist Éadaoin Ní Mhaicín, Donegal violinist Sarah Walsh and David Keating from Cork on guitar. The musicians were nominated by their respective Music Education Partnerships to represent their counties on this international stage.

Éadaoin Ní Mhaicín from Balla, Co.Mayo is a Leaving Certificate student at Mount St Michael, in Claremorris. She is the reigning All-Ireland Champion on the Harp at Oireachtas na Gaeilge and will represent Ireland at the Celtic Music Festival in Lorient in France in 2013. She is also the All-Ireland Champion at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann on the Fiddle, Piano, Harp and Lilting.

As well as being an outstanding performer, Éadaoin has won numerous scholarships for newly composed tunes and has had a number of her compositions recorded professionally. She has also performed with the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and the National Harp Orchestra and will be a Harp Tutor at the South Sligo Summer School in July 2013.

“Music Generation is delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Department of Education and Skills on this exciting performance programme to mark Ireland’s Presidency of the EU”, said Rosaleen Molloy, National Director of Music Generation. “The partnership is providing a wonderful opportunity to showcase some of the country’s finest young musicians and is providing them with the opportunity to perform to an international audience”.
The final scheduled music event of the EU Presidency will feature the Music Generation Mayo Traditional Music Ensemble under the direction of Emer Mayock on June 13th 2013.