Music Generation Galway County

Music Generation Galway County: Current Programmes

Music Generation Galway County runs a variety of programmes and tuition including:

Symphonic Waves

Symphonic Waves

Symphonic Waves is a youth orchestra for the west of Ireland open to young musicians aged 13 - 21 from or based in Galway, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo, Clare or Limerick. The orchestra was formed in 2017 as a project for Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture. Symphonic Waves’ programme is now managed and delivered by Music Generation Galway County since its arrival in 2018. Currently a string orchestra, Symphonic Waves rehearsals take place once a month along with 2 residential rehearsals per year. Brass and Woodwind sections will be recruited towards the end of 2018. Symphonic Waves is supported by Galway 2020.

Uilleann Pipes Tuition Programme

Uilleann Pipes Tuition Programme

Details will be announced soon for the Try the Pipes sessions in different locations around Galway County in October 2018.

Lán le Ceol

Lán le Ceol

Lán le Ceol is a Primary school based music access programmes due to be rolled out before the end of 2018 in a small number of schools with a view to growing this number in 2019.

RockPopHipHop

RockPopHipHop

RockPopHipHop is a popular music access programme for teenagers providing tuition in a range of instruments and vocals. The programme will also create opportunities for participants to meet like-minded musicians and form bands. Locations to be announced in October 2018.

Music Generation Galway County is managed by Galway County Music Education Partnership, led by Galway and Roscommon ETB in partnership with Galway County Council, An Roinn Ealaíon, Gaeltachta agus Oidhreachta, Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Tusla, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, NUI Galway, Galway Rural Development, FORUM Connemara CLG, local music partners: Music Matters, Headford Music Works, An Gaelacadamh, Athenry Music School, Coole Music & Arts and The Galway Music Residency, youth services: Foróige, Youthwork Ireland Galway, FORUM Adolescent Support Project and Involve, festivals: Baboró and the Galway Jazz Festival, representatives from the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals, the Irish Primary Principals Association, the Post Primary Music Teachers Association, Galway Education Centre and media partner, The Galway Advertiser Newspaper Group.