Children and young people who have participated in one of Music Generation Louth’s programmes (including school programmes) for a mininum of two years have a special invitation to sign up for our annual Cross Border Traditional Orchestra Project.
The project has been a huge success since it got underway in 2018 with groups performing on the Gig Rig at Fleadh Cheoil Na hEireann in Drogheda in 2018 and 2019.
This year, due to current circumstances, the project gets underway with a series of 4 online sessions scheduled across weeks commencing 27 July and 17 August. Whilst we cannot presently gather to rehearse and perform together on stage, the workshops will be focused on getting everyone ready for some special performances during 2020/2021. Following on from our online sessions, we anticipate face-to face rehearsals (meeting social distancing requirements) during Halloween mid term break.
Participation is open to primary school age children third class upwards (with the min level of experience stated above) and post primary students (1st-3rd years). Children and young people will be grouped according age, instrument and ability.
The project is funded through LMETB’s Peace IV funded Creative Interventions programme and is a collaboration between Music Generation Louth and Newry School of Traditional Music, Co Down. Participation is free.
We are delighted to once again have Louth’s renowned fiddle player and composer Zoë Conway on board to make a special arrangement for the group that caters for a range of instruments, abilities and ages.
Zoë will be leading the online sessions each day along with Ursula Byrne Crawley, Director of Newry School of Traditional Music and Music Generation Louth’s team of musicians.
For further information and queries, please contact Gemma Murray, Coordinator, Music Generation Louth, email [email protected] or by Tel 087 7607385.
To book a place for your child, please complete the form below and submit by Monday 20 July 2020.
We look forward to welcoming existing and new members!
This project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Match-funding has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland. We acknowledge the support of Louth County Council.