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Culture Night 2013: Music Generation Performances

Music Generation is thrilled to present several exciting performances by young musicians around Ireland as part of Culture Night, Friday 20th September 2013.

What’s going on around the country:

Music Generation Cork City

Performance for Babies: Lullabies and Lavender
Two performances in Graffiti Theatre, 11.00am and 2.30pm
In a unique collaboration with Graffiti Theatre Company, we present a musical experience for children under 3, with songstress Fiona Kelleher weaving her vocal magic for little ears. Watch out for Fiona’s forthcoming album of original songs especially for children. See more here.

Workshops: For young composers and music explorers of all ages
Workshops using free technology and fun music apps to introduce creative music-making with Roundhouse Music and Music Generation Cork City.
Every 30 minutes 2pm to 6pm, open to all ages. See more here.

Junior Band Performance
Music Generation Cork City presents the junior band of Barrack Street Band directed by Shauna McCullough. Performance, 6pm at Cork City Hall Plaza.
Fresh from their first ever Summer Band Workshop, the band members aged between 7 to 15 play brass, wind and percussion. They pack a punch with their fabulous arrangements of Mamma Mia, Don’t Stop Believing and some more classic band pieces!! (
Followed by several hours of musical enjoyment and fun from music groups throughout the city. See more here.

Watch out for performances and events by other Music Generation Cork City partners, including Cork Academy of Music, Barrack Street Band, UCC School of Music & Theatre, CIT Cork School of Music, Togher Music Project and more. All details to be found here.

Music Generation Carlow

Music Generation Carlow Launches Traditional Orchestra
Music Generation Carlow will host an exciting ‘Flashmob’ of traditional music in Fairgreen Shopping centre to mark the launch of its new Traditional Orchestra. This event will coincide with Culture Night 2013 and is the culmination of the talent, hard work and dedication of the young traditional musicians and teachers of Carlow.
Time: 7pm to 7.30pm Venue: Fairgreen Shopping Centre, Carlow. See more here.

Music Generation Mayo

Young musicians who are members of the Music Generation Mayo - Youth Music Hub will take centre stage at the Ballina Arts Centre from 6-7.30pm on Culture Night, performing and playing a range of music from original solo compositions to full band sets encompassing soul, pop, rock and traditional music.

Resource Worker at the Hub, Dennis McCalmont will be on-hand to give tours and demonstrations of the Youth Music Hub rehearsal space for anyone interested in becoming a member, so come along to be entertained by these inspirational young musicians! See more here.

Music Generation Laois

School of Rock and Pop Roadshow
Music Generation Laois - School of Rock and Pop Roadshow Music Generation Laois provides performance music education opportunities to children and young people in Laois. Visit the School of Rock and Pop roadshow in the Laois Shopping Centre - Meet the Tutors, Try the instruments (guitar, keyboard, drums) and find out what’s involved. The School of Rock and Pop is based in the Portlaoise Youth Cafe, and includes low-cost group classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced players, performance opportunities, and band mentoring.

Venue: Laois Shopping Centre Time: 3pm-5pm

Laois Grupa Cheoil
Music Generation Laois Grupa Cheoil will perform in the Dunamaise Theatre , as part of the launch of The James Fintan Lalor Inagural School 2013 marking Culture Night 2013 in Laois.

Venue: Dunamaise Theatre Time: 7pm See more here.

Music Generation Limerick City Launch

Music Generation Limerick City launches this Friday night, with a free gala show at the Lime Tree Theatre.

The line-up includes young people from across the city performing throughout the foyer area, including the Redemptorist Concert Band (6.30), the Peter Dee Trad group (6.50), Limerick Jazz workshop (7.15) and hip-hop stars of the future who have been rehearsing over the summer at the Northside Learning Hub (7.45).

At 8pm the action moves into the theatre with the official launch of this unprecedented project, that will invest €1 million from local and national partners in music education for Limerick City over the next three years, reaching an estimated 12,000 children.

The show includes the new MGLC 10-piece band performing ‘120 years of music in 12 minutes’ and the showing of a 3 minute film.

This is followed by a special performance of ‘The Life of Lola Montez’, performed by an incredible line-up of Limerick’s professional musicians, including members of Leading Armies, Delorean Suite, the Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Crisis Point, the Funk Junkies and many more – MC’d by Myles Breen.

The event is free, but to secure a ticket contact the Lime Tree Box Office on 061 774 774

‘Hallelujah’ – Limerick in great voice last Sunday.

The short film shown at the launch will be the unveiling of a special recording of Leonard Cohen’s classic song, ‘Hallelujah’, recorded in a frantic 30 minute session at the Milk Market last week.

Young people from the Sing Out with Strings and Cantette choirs were joined by members of the Limerick Gospel Choir, Voices of Limerick, Seoda, the ICO Chorus and the Munster Supporters Choir for a rendition that raised the roof of the Big Top, and brought the sun out from behind the rainclouds.

Soloists included Jean McGlynn and the front line of the Brad Pitt Light Orchestra (reprising their recent triumph singing Cohen songs 'as Gaeilge' alongside Hothouse Flowers legend Liam Ó Maonlaí).

The footage is currently being edited and polished to perfection, ahead of its first public airing on Friday. It will then be uploaded for all to see.

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