TUNE IN to Music Generation over the summer holidays and sign up for some of our exciting music making events at a venue near you. There’s something for everyone, whether you already play or sing, or would like to get started.
Music Generation Louth, Louth’s new music service established last year with Co. Louth VEC as the lead partner and seed funding from U2 and the Ireland Funds, will host a range of activities over the Easter holiday period that are guaranteed to keep young musicians busy. Please download the flyer here.
Registration forms are available to download here as a word document or pdf.
It has been announced that locally renowned musician Zoe Conway will lead a series of traditional music workshops for children and young people. These workshops will take place at O’Fiaich College in Dundalk on Monday and Tuesday, 02 and 03 April. The same workshops will also run at Droichead Arts Centre in Drogheda on Wednesday and Thursday, 04 and 05 April. Zoe has recently joined Music Generation Louth`s panel of instrumental tutors and the workshops offer a magnificent opportunity for younger players in the county to work with one of Ireland’s most talented and highly regarded musicians. The sessions will cater for both junior players and senior players. Zoe is keen to involve all types of instruments in these ensemble workshops, including traditional, classical and anything in-between.
For those with tastes in classical music, Music Generation Louth’s team of string tutors will also be facilitating two days of orchestral workshops for young string players aged between 7 and 12 years. These will take place at Droichead Arts Centre in Drogheda on Monday, 02 April and in O’Fiaich College, Dundalk on Tuesday, 10 April. These classical music sessions will cater for both new and existing players. They will give those with some experience the chance of playing as part of an orchestra, while newcomers will be provided with the opportunity to try out a range of stringed instruments, both big and small.
Music Generation Louth is a new music service for the county that aims to help children and young people up to eighteen years of age access music tuition in their local area. It is led by Co Louth VEC and is part of Music Generation, a national programme for music education initiated by Music Network with funding from U2 and the Ireland Funds. Create Louth and Co. Louth VEC have provided local partnership income.
For further details and booking contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 042 93 64635. Places are limited, early booking is advised.
Panel of Music Tutors
Co Louth VEC, on behalf of Music Generation Louth, seeks to form a panel of vocal/instrumental/musicianship/ensemble music tutors to deliver music tuition throughout the county for children and young people up to 18 years. Musicians practicing in ALL instruments/vocal styles and genres of music, including music technology, are welcome to apply. Applications are also welcome from those specialising in the teaching of practical musicianship and/or leading musical ensembles.
For further information and an application form, please contact:
Human Resources Section
Tel 042 9364635
Email: email@example.com / www.louthvec.ie
Closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms 12 noon on Monday 7 November, 2011.
A Music Network Initiative funded by U2 and the Ireland Funds, Co Louth VEC and CreateLouth
Although centered in Dublin, the Music Educators’ Orchestra has deliberately scheduled its rehearsals to take place just one Sunday afternoon each month in order to accommodate teachers and artists from all over the country.
On Sunday 11th September, there will be a free “Taster Session” in St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra for people to try out the experience for themselves. Monthly rehearsals will begin after that.
The Music Educators’ Orchestra is designed to suit people of all abilities on all instruments. It’s completely inclusive. Please see flyer here, pass on the information and check out further details at www.irishmusiceducation.ie
Lecturer in Music Education
Mary Immaculate College
University of Limerick
South Circular Road
Phone: 061 774721
Dundalk School of Music have new state of the art premises. Click here for more information.
Exciting programme of events announced for 2010 Drogheda Arts Festival
May bank holiday weekend – Friday 30th April to 3rd May 2010.
The Drogheda Arts Festival has announced another exciting and varied programme for the 2010 Festival kicking off on Friday 30th April. The festival, which runs over the May bank holiday weekend, will host an exciting lineup of local, national, and international artists including the first visit to Ireland by acclaimed Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina, a world premiere of a work by Conall Quinn from Upstate Live, music, visual art, family fun and outdoor celebration, and lots more. There is only one place to be this bank holiday weekend – Drogheda!
Friday 30th April will see the official opening of the Festival in the Highlanes Gallery. The Marienbad Palace, a visual art exhibition curated by Jacqui McIntosh is divided between two venues in the town, the Droichead Arts Centre and the Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery. ‘The Marienbad Palace’ brings together works by Laura Buckley, Diana Copperwhite, Jorge De La Garza, Alicja Kwade, Haroon Mirza and Ian Monroe. The exhibition, which includes collage, painting, sculpture, installation and video, takes its title from JG Ballard’s 1989 short story ‘The Enormous Space’ and Alain Resnais’ seminal 1961 film ‘Last Year in Marienbad’. The exhibition explores ideas of reality in a world where virtual reality is always competing with accepted notions of time and space. ‘The Marienbad Palace’ has been commissioned exclusively for Drogheda Arts Festival.
Over the past few years, Louth Contemporary Music Society has brought world renowned composers to Louth, including Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Terry Riley and Valentyn Silvestrov. This year they are delighted to welcome Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina to the town as part of the Drogheda Arts Festival. One of the world’s greatest composers, Sofia Gubaidulina will visit Ireland for the first time to attend a concert celebrating her work. Entitled The Fire and the Rose: the Music of Sofia Gubaidulina, the concert which will take place in St Peter’s Church, Drogheda on May 1st, and will be preceded earlier in the day by the showing of a film on her life and work in the Droichead Arts Centre
Also Saturday 1st May West Street running through the heart of the town will become ‘West Street Wonderland’ for one day only! The Festival aims to revitalize for this day some of the empty spaces on the street, transforming Drogheda’s main artery with music, outdoor performances, and workshops. The emphasis will be on participation and fun, with opportunities for all ages to engage with artists and theatre practitioners.
The other side of the river on Saturday and Sunday will see the Drogheda Spring Food Festival, located on the Waterfront, Scotch Hall. Experience this two-day mini-festival of food offering the tastes and delights of the local food connoisseurs, a farmers market, craft butchers, restaurant tastings, ‘grow your own’ demonstrations and wine seminars.
Theatre and performance also feature strongly in this year’s programme.
– UPSTATE LIVE presents the world premiere of THE ONES WHO KILL SHOOTING STARS A new play by Conall Quinn (winner of the Stewart Parker award), directed by Paul Hayes. This is a highly original entertaining and surreal tale of love and death set on a County Louth beach during World War II. Absurd, bleak and hilarious in equal measure, THE ONES WHO KILL SHOOTING STARS is commissioned by Drogheda Arts Festival, and will undertake a short national tour after its festival performances.
– A double bill from award-winning dancer/choreographer Claire Cunningham showcasing her exceptional dance technique and impressive power. ME (Mobile/Evolution) is a show woven from humorous stories; about doctors and dancing, bikes and ballet; all threaded together and balanced upon, hanging from, spinning on and swinging on crutches. ***** The Herald
– Cirque de Légume will bring their award winning new show The Cirque de Légume to Drogheda. Marvel at the Veget- animal! Enthrall at the Leek of Power! Fantasize over the Onion Strip Tease! WINNER Bewley’s Theatre Award – Dublin Fringe Festival 2009 and NOMINATED Best Male Performer – Dublin Fringe Festival 2009.
– Community involvement is a key element of the Festival and this year Droichead Youth Theatre will bring the audience on a special journey through Secondary School in a site specific theatre piece in St Mary’s Diocesan School.
The Festival once again offers a very strong music element. As well as the much anticipated visit by Sofia Gubaidulina, the other music elements will include:
– Acclaimed South Korean born pianist YOUNG-CHOON PARK performing on the magnificent grand piano in St Peter’s Church Drogheda. Young- Choon Park will be introduced by sports commentator and Lyric fm presenter, George Hamilton. “…individually refreshing, while demonstrating real passion and style as well as outstanding technical proficiency…” Sunday Times
– Music Changes Lives – the young musicians from the acclaimed RTE factual series come to Drogheda to perform at the Barbican Centre. Accompanies by other young music ensembles, this concert promises to be an opportunity to hear great music, and act as an inspiration for all children to explore their musical talents
– Dervish, who will perform for one night only on Monday 3rd May as part of their 21st anniversary celebrations.
– Grammy Award-nominated musical duo, Zero 7 (also nominated for Best British newcomer at the 2002 Brit Awards) with support by Andrew K (External Sounds) & Rob Mullen (External Sounds).
– DJ Ashley Beedle with support by Keith Kelly (External Sounds).
Other events will include a poetry reading and conversation with Poet Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and the much loved traditional day at Millmount which will this year be held on Sunday 2nd May, with music, craft, Celtic warriors, the firing of cannons, boat-building, and the rapidly-developing Drogheda Fringe Festival.
Full programme details can be found at: www.droghedaartsfestival.ie
The Drogheda Arts Festival is supported by: Louth Local Authorities, The Arts Council, and Fáilte Ireland.
The Fire and the Rose: the Music of Sofia Gubaidulina is presented by Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS) in association with Drogheda Arts Festival. The Fire and the Rose: the Music of Sofia Gubaidulina is funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and financially supported by the Drogheda Arts Festival with supported by Louth County Council .
Gerry Lundberg Public Relations Tel: 01 679 8476 / 086 259 1070 / 087 259 1070 firstname.lastname@example.org
View the Programme here.