Realt Na Mara National School’s third classes are participating this month in an exciting new music project entitled Children’s Chapter.
Children’s Chapter has been organised by Music Generation Louth in collaboration with Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS) as part of the upcoming Music Books Festival taking place in Dundalk 17-18 June and featuring a host of world-class musicians and composers. More details on Music Books available here www.louthcms.org
Children’s Chapter has been designed to share LCMS’ love of new music with children and to inspire them to compose.
Under the guidance of composer Deirdre McKay and Music Generation tutor Helen McArdle, the children are having great fun experimenting with sound and composing their own music.
They will also have to chance to meet and enjoy music making alongside the festival’s top class musicians Garth Knox viola and Agnes Vesterman cello who will visit the school for sessions on 17 June.
The project concludes at the Music Book’s lunchtime concert at St Nicholas’ Green Church, Dundalk at 1pm, Saturday 18 June when the children will join Garth and Agnes on stage to premiere their new musical chapter as a special encore.
The lunchtime concert entitled Book of Love is a free event and promises to appeal to young and old. Tickets are free and available from Eventbrite here.
Children’s Chapter is an initiative funded under the Music Generation/Arts Council Partnership. Established in 2011 as a new county-wide service to develop opportunities for children and young people to participate in music, Music Generation Louth now has an annual reach of c3,000 across a variety of programmes within schools and community settings.
It is part of Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, initiated by Music Network, co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds and the Department of Education and Skills. Create Louth provides local partnership grant support; Louth and Meath Education and Training Board and Dundalk Institute of Technology provide support in kind.
For further information contact: Gemma Murray, Coordinator, Music Generation Louth, LMETB, Chapel St, Dundalk, Tel 042 93 64635, Email: [email protected]
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