22 May 2017, Limerick City – Music Generation Limerick City will host the second annual Music Generation national teen showcase for rock, pop and rap on Sunday 28 May, 2017. Music Generation Live at the Milk Market is a free concert that will feature young musicians from Music Generation partnerships across Ireland, creating a platform for them to perform their own original music on stage for peers and audiences Limerick City Centre. The event will be MC’d by God Knows and MuRli, members of the 2016 RTÉ Choice Music Prize-winning group Rusangano Family, and will feature a special guest performance by Limerick City band Windings, all of whom work with Music Generation Limerick City as tutors.
‘Music Generation Live at the Milk Market’ is a Music Generation National Partnership Project presented by Music Generation Limerick City. The event will also include the official launch of a new CD recording by the young musicians involved in Music Generation Limerick’s City’s ‘Limerick Voices’ programme, which has been funded through the Music Generation/Arts Council Partnership.
Ahead of the evening gig at the Milk Market – aka ‘The Big Top’ – each of the young musicians will take part in collaborative, creative workshops to develop their skills in composition, improvisation, ensemble playing and performance. Working both as a full collective and in smaller groups they will have an opportunity to make new connections and share learning with musicians from different Music Generation areas, and to work alongside tutors and mentors from other counties in Ireland. With the support of the professional Music Generation tutor team they will also compose an original piece of music, which will be premiered at the event on the main festival stage.
‘Music Generation Live at the Milk Market’ has developed out of Music Generation Limerick City’s enormously successful Limerick Voices programme, funded under the Music Generation/Arts Council Partnership. The programme involves some 120 singer-songwriters, producers and performers from Limerick City. A professionally-produced CD of the work written and recorded as part of the programme will be officially launched on the night, and will be made available for download in June.
Check out some of the previous songs recorded as part of Limerick Voices on their SoundCloud Stream:
Music Generation Limerick City is part of Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, initiated by Music Network, co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships. Locally, Music Generation Limerick City is managed by Limerick City Music Education Partnership and receives matched funding from a number of local organisations.
Music Generation Live at the Milk Market is a Music Generation National Partnership Project.
For more information about this and other initiatives at Music Generation Limerick City contact:
Boris Hunka, Coordinator
Music Generation Limerick City, VTOS Building, Presentation Court, Sexton Street, Limerick City.
T: 087 210 4583