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Music Generation Sligo

Calling all aspiring young composers from Co. Sligo who are aged 12 or over.

Music Generation Sligo (MGS) is looking for young composers who would like to learn from a master – and have their work performed by school children from throughout the county early next year. As part of its mission to introduce every young child and adult in the county to performance music, MGS has announced the appointment of Belfast-born Brian Irvine as Composer in Residence.The composer who has collaborated with everyone from Seamus Heaney to Snow Patrol and was associate composer with the ulster orchestra for four years will play an integral role in MGS’s Composition Project 2012 to 2013. Over the coming months, the composer whose output of work includes everything from operas to film scores and chamber pieces, will hold a round of workshops with Sligo children at five hubs (Coola, Grange, Tubbercurry, Easkey and Sligo) around the county .

As MGS’s Composer in Residence he will also create a piece of music to be performed by children participating in MGS’s Performance Programme. The five young composers aged from 12 to 18 who are about to get the opportunity of a lifetime can also look forward to having their work performed by their peers at this unique event next year.

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