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Music Generation Switches on Culture Night 2020

Culture Night Logo and tag line 'Switch on Culture Night'
Culture Night Logo and tag line 'Switch on Culture Night'

Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir will return for its fifteenth edition on Friday 18 September 2020 and Music Generation programmes around the country are proud to be part of this heralded annual celebration.

Young musicians have been working hard towards performing a wide range of online and safe live performances. There are also some wonderful workshop opportunities for composition, production and recording, instrument tutorials and much more. Read on to learn about Music Generation’s exciting events and find out what’s on offer...

Music Generation Tipperary
is delighted to host a live music workshop in Nenagh Arts Centre, for 8 - 12 year olds. The workshop will focus on creative composition, including percussion, and no musical experience is required.

Laois County Council Arts Office and Music Generation Laois present The Impossible Dream: Colonel James Fitzmaurice, a creative collaboration between the Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra and composer Martin Tourish, supported by Creative Ireland Laois. Audiences can watch a short video to document this project to date. No booking required. Visit the website to find out more.

GMC Beats in partnership with Music Generation Cork City will host an online rap, song-writing, production, and recording workshop from 6pm – 7pm. Learn the basics of writing, producing and recording your own rap songs and beats at home. Q & A at the end of the workshop, followed by a Live Stream Presentation and chat about music and spoken word pieces recorded in the Kabin Studios from 7.15 – 8.15pm. To register for this FREE event, please email

Music Generation Waterford
and their valued partners present Take 5 Performance Series for Culture Night 2020 - a series of short performances and interviews with some of Waterford's finest local musicians, filmed in the unique cultural spaces of Waterford City. The performances, which will broadcast each hour from 5pm on the Music Generation Waterford, Waterford Libraries and Culture Night Waterford Social Media platforms, will include music from the Music Generation Waterford musician team. Visit Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for more.

Music Generation South Dublin in partnership with Alternative Entertainment, Tallaght Community Arts and the OPW/Pearse Museum will launch DECLARE & PROTEST, an album of original music and recordings of protests songs on Culture Night. DECLARE & PROTEST is part of a larger project on Inclusion, Diversity and Human Rights, developed during the summer with young musicians from the SubSounds Music Collective and performers from Tallaght Community Arts' The Rising Generation. The project includes a film, created by Annette Barnaville, to be broadcast from 7pm on the Tallaght Community Arts and SubSounds websites.

Songs of Love and Joy and Noctilucent are special performances from members of the Musician Generation Cavan/Monaghan musician educator team. These performances will be filmed in the iconic St. Peter’s Tin Church in Laragh and the beautiful Kilmore Cathedral and can be viewed from 5.15pm on the Cavan Monaghan Creative YouTube Channel.

Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath
(MGOW) is calling musicians and singers of all ages to join its mega play-along featuring the 50s classic Rock Around the Clock, including online tutorials, a live virtual recording session and a video release. Participation is free but booking is essential. Full details can be found and places can be reserved on Eventbrite.

Back by popular demand, Music Generation Kilkenny Early Years specialist Karen McMahon presents two new online music videos in their series for toddlers. Parents can tune in to these fun and active music sessions on the County Kilkenny Library Service Youtube channel at 4pm and 7pm.

Music Generation Kerry is delighted to offer free online music production workshops to 10 – 15 year olds from 5pm for Culture Night. To book a place or for more information, email

With all this and more on offer, there's sure to be something for every music lover to enjoy as part of Culture Night 2020!