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Start the new term on a musical note: September opportunities and registration information

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The summer holidays may have come to a close, but the new term brings a whole host of musical opportunities to enjoy and explore...

Carlow: In Carlow, the Music Generation Carlow Rock School welcomes young people of all levels of experience to register for tuition in guitar, bass and drums at The Vault, Burrin Street this Saturday 9 September from 10am to 12 noon.

Clare: Young musicians in Clare are invited to register for three different ensembles: the ‘Pop and Rock Orchestra’, the ‘Guitarchestra’ and the recently established ‘Music Generation Clare Trad Group’. Further information about how to get involved is available by email or by phone at +353 065 6865470.

Cork City: The Barrack Street Band, in partnership with Music Generation Cork City, is now accepting new members for its Junior (age 10 to 12), Youth (age 13 to 16) and Senior (age 17+) Brass Bands. To find out more about rehearsal dates and how to get involved, email

Laois: Music Generation Laois and the Laois School of Music host an open evening at the Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre on Wednesday 9 September, from 6pm to 8pm, offering an opportunity to try out a variety of instruments and meet the tutors involved.

Limerick City: Following the huge success of last year, the National School Creativity Project will recommence this term and schools are being welcomed to contact Music Generation Limerick City to learn how to get involved. Watch a short video snippet of the end-of-year celebration below...

Louth: Registration is now open to young strings players with one or more years of experience for Music Generation Louth’s ‘First Strings’ programme, which gets underway this Saturday 9 September. Register by email or find out more by phoning +353 42 936 4635.

Mayo: Music Generation Mayo has announced a brand new Harp Ensemble for young harpists age 10 to 18 years, under the direction of composers and musicians Gráinne Hambly and William Jackson. Register now online, or email Music Generation Mayo for further details.

Offaly/Westmeath: Preparations are already underway for Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath’s annual Singfest choral residency in partnership with the Association of Irish Choirs. Three Festival Choirs will be formed for the project, and applications are now being accepted from enthusiastic and hard-working singers ages 8 to 19, until Friday 22 September 2018 - register online.

Sligo: Autumn Notes is a new a music literacy class for parents, children and young people ages 9+, presented by Music Generation Sligo in partnership with the Sligo County Council Library Service, and as part of Creative Ireland. Places for this 10 week course are limited, and booking is essential before 11 September 2017. Register by email.

South Dublin: Young people ages 13 to 18 in South Dublin are invited to take part in Suburban Sounds – a 6-month music experience, incorporating mentorship in song writing, music composition and performance. The programme, managed by Alt Ents and Contact Studio and funded by Music Generation South Dublin, takes place in Rua Red, and the deadline for registrations is Friday 13 October.

Wicklow: Music Generation Wicklow recommences tuition at hubs in Blessington and Baltinglass from Tuesday 19 September, across a range of instruments including keyboard, guitar and drums for junior and senior groups. The Dunlavin strings programme gets underway in Scoil Nioclais Naofa on Thurs 28 September, and the Blessington Further Education Centre will host Traditional Irish Music Groups for young people ages 7 to 18 from Friday 29 September.