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Celebrate Culture Night with Music Generation

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Music Generation areas are gearing up for a night of music and celebration of the arts with their local communities on Friday 23rd September.

This annual, all-island cultural evening celebrates the richness and diversity of culture in Ireland today and Music Generation is delighted to be part of the festivities again this year.


Culture Night is ‘One Night for All’ and Music Generation Leitrim are embracing that sentiment by inviting anyone aged 7 – 107 years young to join their ukulele workshop at The Island Theatre, Ballinamore. Bring your own ukulele or use one of theirs! Find out more here. Keeping up with the intergenerational theme, Music Generation Kildare will host a 'Ukulele Jam’ and sing-along session in Athy Youth Café for the whole family. See more here.

Music Generation Cork City have an array of workshops and performances taking place on Culture Night. Experience playing the ancient Indonesian Gamelan instruments or top up your music literacy knowledge. See their full list of events here.

Scroll to the end of this page to see the full list of Music Generation Culture Night events.

Live Music Performances

Come and enjoy a live music performance with your local Music Generation. Hear the sweet sounds of Mayo Harp Ensemble at the Linenhall Arts Centre Castlebar; rock on with Music Generation Limerick City’s Limerick Voices epic lineup of local bands; or catch some classics from the Roscommon County Youth Orchestra at King House, Boyle with Music Generation Roscommon.

Outdoor Performances

The streets of Waterford will be filled with fanfare and joy this Friday as Music Generation Waterford’s finest young brass players take over The Viking Triangle from 5:30pm for Big Bands of Waterford. Fresh from their performance at Waterford's Summer in the City festival, these talented young brass players are eager to entertain their local community once again.

Don’t miss Music Generation Cavan/Monaghan’s Music on Wheels Showcase featuring young emerging singer/songwriters, local bands and Musician Educators. It’s all kicking off from 7:30pm in Monaghan Town and is sure to be an exciting evening for all ages.

Live DJ Set

Music Generation South Dublin will host a live DJ set and performances as part of their NOISE Music programme. Throughout the summer, a group of girls and young women aged 14-18 years wrote and recorded new music with the goal of presenting it on Culture Night. They are led by a dynamic team of professional female DJs, producers and singer/songwriters including Ais, Zali and Anie Verthen. This is a performance not to be missed! Find out more here.

Complete list of all Music Generation Culture Night events is listed at the end of this webpage.

Television Performances

RTÉ One at 7pm Young singers from Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath perform with Tolú Makay and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra live on the RTÉ Culture Night special.
TG4 at 10pm Two young rappers from The Kabin & Music Generation Cork City will be featured on TG4 Culture Night special "Imeall". They will perform two original track in Irish.

Young singers from Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath to perform on RTÉ's Culture Night Special

RTÉ’s Culture Night Special will feature thirty-three children, aged 7-12 years, from Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath’s Tullamore-based partner primary schools. They are joined by members of the Singfest Regional Choirs, and together with friends and family have created this unique, intergenerational choir for an exciting collaboration with the sensational Tolü Makay and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

In preparation for Friday’s live broadcast, the choir members attended a rehearsal at the RTÉ Radio Centre, where they were greeted by the show's producers and arranger Gavin Murphy. The young singers were thrilled to experience performing with a live orchestra after weeks of practising at home. It was with great excitement that the choir received a surprise visit during their studio session from award-winning singer Tolü Makay. The young singers were ecstatic to learn that Tolü attended the same Tullamore school as many of them and then performed the track together, which was a very special experience for everyone involved.

Watch the live broadcast from Bord na Móna’s Lough Boora Discovery Park on RTÉ 1 and RTÉ Player at 7pm on Culture Night! The show will feature a host of Ireland's finest artists including Martin Hayes, Ailbhe Reddy, Loah and Jack O'Rourke to name a few. Find out more here.

A full listing of all Music Generation Culture Night events is available at the end of this webpage.

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Music Generation celebrates Culture Night 2022

Cavan/Monaghan Music on Wheels Showcase ft Zac McCormick, KCD and many more! The Courthouse Tirkeenan, Monaghan at 7:15pm
Clare Music Generation Clare Senior Trad Group, Harp Ensemble and Irish Concertina Orchestra will perform with Tara Breen, Pádraig Rynne & Jim Murray in Ennis 7pm
Cork City/Kabin Rap, Beats Songwriting workshops 5pm at The Kabin Studio
Cork City Gamelan Workshops at Hollyhill Library 5:45pm in partnership with UCC & Cork City Libraries. No musical experience necessary.
Cork City/Creative Tradition Open Trad Music Circle at The Kabin Studio 6pm - 8pm
Cork City Music Literacy Workshop at Cork City Library 6pm - 7pm in partnership with Cork Academy of Music & Rory Gallagher Music Library
Cork City/Kabin Screening of short film Throwing Shapes and music videos from new girl group Misneach, MC Tiny, Coben (MC Sparky), Jamie ‘The King’ and more at the Marina Market, 7pm
Kildare 'I Got Rhythm' - Introductory Percussion and Rhythm Workshop for 8 -16 years in Newbridge Family Resource Centre, 7:30pm
Laois Laois Integration Network, Laois Partnership and Music Generation Laois present an evening of music with award-winning Trad Flute Player, Tommy Fitzharris and friends at 6pm in Dunamase College Campus, Tower Hill, Portlaoise, R32 RR84
Leitrim Intergenerational Ukulele Workshop for anyone aged 7 - 107 years young! Island Theatre, Ballinamore 6pm
Limerick City Limerick Voices featuring Music Generation Youth Band Wild Division at Bedford Row from 6:45pm - 9pm
Limerick County Foròige Youth Advisory Squad & Music Generation Multi-Disciplinary Workshops at the Red Door Gallery, Newcastle West from 2pm. Suitable For All Levels. Booking essential.
Limerick County Busking session from 7:30-9pm at the Red Door Gallery featuring talented young musicians from West Limerick
Mayo Mayo Harp Ensemble perform at the Linenhall Arts Centre Castlebar at 8pm with wind and brass bands from Music West.
Offaly/Westmeath RTÉ 1 Culture Night Special from Lough Boora at 7pm featuring a young choir from Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath performing with Tolü Makay & RTÉ Concert Orchestra!
Offaly/Westmeath Music Generation Offaly Westmeath & Edenderry Youth Café present ‘Inside Track’ Open Mic starts at 6pm
Roscommon Youth Band Performance and DJ night from 9pm in Roscommon. Suitable for 12-17 years.
Roscommon Roscommon County Youth Orchestra will perform at King House, Boyle at 6pm
South Dublin NOISE Music DJ set by a group of girls & young women aged 14–18 years in Big Picture, Tallaght from 5pm
South Dublin Ukulele Workshop in Lucan Library 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Waterford Big Bands of Waterford starts at 5pm Viking Triangle, Waterford City featuring local brass bands and young Music Generation Brass players.
Waterford Music Generation House Band (Jools Holland style event) 8pm, O'Connell Street, Waterford
Wicklow Music Under the Mountains in Hollywood, West Wicklow. Workshops and performances which continue all weekend!

Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme that gives children and young people access to high-quality, subsidised performance music education. Initiated by Music Network, Music Generation is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Local Music Education Partnerships (LMEPs) in which Education and Training Board and Local Authorities play a lead role.

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