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Get involved in Culture Night 2016 with Music Generation!

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Ireland will come alive with the sights and sounds of music, art and culture for Culture Night 2016, on Friday 16 September. Music Generation partnerships will be among hundreds of wonderful organisations opening their doors to offer free events, workshops, exhibitions and performances to you, your family and friends to enjoy.

With so much to do, we’ve gathered details of some of the exciting activities taking place in your areas so that you can make the most of your Culture Night:

In Limerick, Music Generation will showcase the talents of young songwriters, rappers and musicians from across City performing their own works, at Dance Limerick, John’s Square, from 8.15pm - 11.00pm.

The Midlands will be alive with music as Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath team up with primary schools in Tullamore to present a mini lunchtime Singfest at Kilroys-Tullamore Community Arts Centre, from 12.30pm. Later, the Edenderry Rockers will perform their favourite songs and music as part of an open mic session at Edenderry Youth Cafe from 6pm.

Music Generation Wicklow stage ‘Samba with MaSamba’ at the Parochial Hall, Wicklow Town from 4pm – 5.30pm. Advanced booking is required for this fun-filled workshop that will appeal to any budding musician aged between 8 and 10 years. Phone Ann Nolan on 0404 60505 or email

Music Generation Clare will treat young audiences (3-5 years) to an interactive performance of ‘The Willow Wood’ at 3p.m. and 3.45pm in glór, Ennis, followed by a musical mini-feast at 5pm at the opening of the Ennis Market Rejuvenation Project. You can ‘Sing While You Shop’ with young musicians from the Escalation Singing Programme who will perform at Croí na Sionna, Skycourt Shopping Centre from 6pm – 6.45pm.

In partnership with Music Generation Laois, all-Ireland senior bodhrán winner Dale McKay will host bi-lingual Bodhrán workshops for beginners aged 7+ at Portlaoise Youth Education Centre, Railway Street, from 4pm – 6pm. Booking for the workshop is essential – phone 057 866 4033 for more information and to reserve your place.

Ballina Library and Music Generation Mayo invite everyone who has rented an instrument as part of the instrument lending scheme to come along to a Big Music Jam for an hour of fun, inclusive music-making from 7.30pm.

Music Generation South Dublin and Tallaght Community Arts join forces to commemorate 1916 through a night of song, music and dance hosted at the Pearse Museum from 6pm – 9pm. This celebration of old and new Irish music and culture will include a participative bodhrán workshop, an outdoor traditional music concert and much more.

Music Generation Cork City partners with local musicians and music organisations to present a full day of free music-making workshops, performances and exhibitions across the city. There will be events for music-lovers of all ages and levels of expertise, crossing the genres of rap, hip-hop, brass band, jazz, Javanese Gamelan and much more. View the full programme for Culture Night in Cork City online.

View more information about Music Generation events and programmes throughout Ireland.
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