Starting this week, MayHUM is Music Generation Cork City’s month long celebration of music-making and learning, involving hundreds of children and teens from across the city, both North and South of the Lee.
Now in its third year, the MayHUM Festival offers a huge array of music showcases, workshops, performances and broadcasts.
MayHUM is presented in partnership with local music education providers Music Mash Up, Barrack Street Band, Cork Academy of Music, SoundOUT, GMC Beats, Youth Work Ireland Cork, Ballyphehane Youth Music Project, Creative Tradition, Music in Community (MiC) and Cork Community Gamelan (with UCC).
From Gamelan workshops, to weekly podcasts, song-writing sessions, cross-programme collaborations, flash mobs, pop-ups and more, it is going to be a month of magical, music moments! Highlights will include the Live @ St. Lukes 'MayHUM Mash Up' concert on Wednesday 16 May, weekly Gamelan workshops and the events of Feelgood Friday on 25 May, featuring 'Random Acts of MayHUM' – a series of pop-up performances – and the Rap-A-Mile rap-athon around the city centre.
With an ethos of inclusion, education, participation and innovation, this is a festival with something for everyone.
Almost all events are free and open to all.
For full details visit the new MayHUM website.
For further information about Music Generation Cork City and other partnership programmes contact:
Margaret O’ Sullivan, Coordinator
Music Generation Cork City, Cork Education and Training Board, 21 Lavitt's Quay, Cork City
T: +353 21 4907186