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Music Generation Carlow entertain record-number visitors at Ploughing ‘19

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The town of Fenagh was a hive of activity over three days in September as it welcomed some 297,000 visitors to the 88th National Ploughing Championships – and Music Generation Carlow was at the heart of the action.

Carlow County brass band Boombrasstic drew crowds with energetic performances of pop classics, in addition to playing the Presidential Salute on the arrival of Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins.

On the closing day of Ploughing 19, trad ensembles Reelig and ReelÓg were invited to perform in the Carlow County Council tent, as well as for Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D., in the Government Village.

Watch: Music Generation Carlow junior trad ensemble ReelÓg performs at the Carlow County Council tent

Watch: Senior trad ensemble Reelig welcome Minister Joe McHugh T.D. to the Skills, Education and Training stage at the Government Village

ReelÓg were event featured as part of the Irish Government's video round-up of the Championships on 19 September:

At such a major national event, these young people represented their communities, schools, counties and Music Generation Carlow with pride, skill and flair. Already we’re looking forward to next year’s event which will take place from 15 to 17 September 2020.