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The 2017 Music Mash Up summer camp kicks off in Cork City

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The 2017 Music Mash Up summer camp has kicked off in Cork City - a jam-packed week full of fun inclusive music-making, performance, percussion, singing, instrumental tuition and music technology.

An initiative of the Cork Community Project, Music Mash Up is run in partnership with the COPE Foundation, Foróige (Mayfield, St. Joseph’s and Lotamore), the Voices of Cork and Music Generation Cork City.

Learn a little more about the initiative by checking out this great video, captured during last year's summer camp:

Music Mash Up aims to forge strong community links, understanding, inclusion, participation and community development for children and young people through inclusive music education. Combining elements of music therapy, music education, community music and youth work, it provides access to music in a fun, relaxed and inclusive way.

Throughout the year the programme provides weekly group workshops with experienced professionals in vocals, performance, technology and song writing. Participants are also given an introduction to many different types of instruments including guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, drums to name a few.

The outcome of one of the fantastic Music Mash Up projects was a huge flash mob which took over Cork City Centre in April 2016, featuring 120 young singers and musicians working together with volunteers and tutors from each partner organisation:

This year’s Music Mash Up summer camp will bring together dozens of eager young musicians of all abilities and levels of experience, culminating in a celebratory concert on Friday 4th August in Blackpool Shopping Centre.

Follow Music Mash Up on Facebook for updates, photos, recordings and more throughout the week, or visit Music Generation Cork City's Facebook page for more.

For more information about Music Mash Up and other events and initiatives at Music Generation Cork City, contact:

Music Generation Cork City, Cork Education & Training Board, 21 Lavitt’s Quay, Cork

t: +353 21 4970 185/6