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Music Generation Laois/Laois School of Music 2nd Annual Music Festival

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Music Generation Laois/Laois School of Music 2nd Annual Festival was held on 8 March at the Portlaoise Youth Education Centre, Railway Street, Portlaoise.

Over 110 performers took to the stage with an array of instruments including harp, uilleann pipes, piano, euphonium, saxophone, flute, violin and cello. The performers crossed all ages, children and adults, and the festival featured a multitude of styles and genres including classical, traditional, folk and jazz.

In the final session, the gathering audience was treated to a performance by the Laois School of Music Youth Orchestra who were travelling to Scotland for St. Patrick’s Weekend for a weekend of performing with Scottish Musicians. The orchestra is conducted by well-known fiddle player, John Davidson.

The festival was non-competitive, however, Music Adviser, Martin Barrett from County Cork School of Music, was on hand to give feedback and words of advice to each performer and to award medals.
A great day was had by all and we look forward already to next year’s festival!

To see a clip from the day, go to 17.30 HERE to see us on Irish TV!

For further information on this and other Music Generation Laois programmes, contact:

Rosa Flannery, Co-ordinator, Music Generation Laois
Arts Office, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co.Laois

T: 057 8664078