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Suburban Sounds Schools Programme for South Dublin County, 2017/2018

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Suburban Sounds is an exciting 12-week performance music programme aimed at post-primary students across the South Dublin County region. It introduces young musicians to the world of song-writing, recording and performing. It aims to empower and link young people in the community using a creative platform for self-expression. The programme is managed and delivered in a partnership between Alternative Entertainments and CONTACT Studio.

CONTACT Studio is a South Dublin County Arts Office initiative. Suburban Sounds Schools is funded under the Music Generation/Arts Council Partnership and by Music Generation South Dublin, South Dublin County Council and Dublin/Dun Laoghaire ETB.

Throughout the programme students are mentored by professional musicians, working towards creating, producing and performing music from the original conception to the final product and performance.

This performance music programme focuses on creativity, tuition, group work and project management. Participants are given a whole music experience that will benefit them in many areas of their careers going forward.

Take a look back at the journey of some of the students from Killenarden Community School, who participated in the project last year:

This varied, vibrant and young person-focused music programme offers participants experience in:
  • Song writing, arrangement and composition
  • Instrument and vocal workshops
  • Project planning
  • Studio and recording experience
  • Sound production and techniques
  • An end-of-programme performance showcase
Schools in the South Dublin County region are welcome to apply for this opportunity for the 2017/2018 academic year. The closing date for registrations is Friday 26 May, 2017. Please note that places on the programme are strictly limited, and early booking is advised.

Download an Expression of Interest Form

To register your interest or for further information about Suburban Sounds and other Music Generation South Dublin initiatives contact:

Aideen McLaughlin, Music Development Officer
Music Generation South Dublin, South Dublin County Library, Unit 1, The Square Industrial Complex, Tallaght, Dublin 24

t: 01 4149000 (ext. 6682)