Emer O'Flaherty is announced as the Music Generation Music Development Officer for Clare.
Clare native, Emer O'Flaherty joins Music Generation Clare to lead the project as Music Development Officer. Emer has worked with Clare County Council for the last number of years as Oifigeach Forbartha Gaeilge where she has been leading the co-ordination and promotion of Gaeilge in the County on behalf of the local authority, as well as responsibilities in the area offices in Scariff and Westbury.
An accomplished singer, musician, and accompanist, Emer has worked with choirs, musical societies and soloists. She is also a composer having written and toured her own bilingual solo show for piano and voice, and has taught music in Ireland and Canada as a scholar of the Ireland Canada University Foundation. A past pupil of Ennis Community College, Emer holds degrees in Law as well as a Masters in Irish Media Studies along with her qualifications in Drama, Voice, Piano and Flute. Commenting on her appointment, Emer said, “I am delighted to have been appointed to this exciting new role and to be part of the Music Generation team. I look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”
Rosaleen Molloy, National Director of Music Generation said, “I am delighted to welcome Emer to the Music Generation team. Emer brings a wealth of expertise and skills to the role of Music Development Officer with Music Generation Clare. This position is one of many employment opportunities that has been created through Music Generation and demonstrates the positive impact that the philanthropic support of U2 and The Ireland Funds is having on job creation in Ireland.”
For more information on Music Generation Clare, contact Emer O'Flaherty here.