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Catriona McKay & Olav Johansson to perform at Leaves Literary & Music Festival

On Saturday 11 November, to celebrate National Harp Day, Scottish Harpist, Catriona McKay together with Swedish Nyckelharpa player Olov Johansson, will perform as part of the Leaves Literary and Music Festival taking place in the beautiful Emo Court at 5.30pm. Playing a fusion of Scottish and Swedish folk music, the duo will be joined by the Music Generation Laois Harp Ensemble for the performance.

Catrions McKay and Olav Johansson, Saturday 11 November, 5.30pm, Emo Court tickets are €15/€5 for Music Generation Laois students. Booking through dunamaise.ie or calling 057-8663355.

Tionól 2017, 3-5 November

Following on from the success of last year’s Tionól, we are delighted to announce that Music Generation Laois, with the support of the Music Generation National Development Office National Projects funding and the Trench Trust, will deliver a Tionól for Harps and Pipes in Portlaoise from the 3 to the 5 of  November 2017.

The purpose of this weekend is to bring together pipers and harpists and their Tutors from Music Generations throughout Ireland, for a weekend of workshops, sessions and performances, including  an opportunity for students to get workshops from well-known non MG guest tutors including Catriona McKay (harp), David Power (pipes), Tríona Marshall (harp) & Michael Rooney (harp).

A range of classes are available, open to all students from recent beginners to advanced in the harp and uilleann pipes. Tutors include:

Harp: Siobhan Buckley, Michael Rooney, Catriona McKay, Tríona Marshall, Ramune Sakalauskaite, Deirdre Ní Bhuachalla, Gráinne Hambly, Kerri Mullan & Billy Jackson

Uilleann Pipes: Paul Harrigan David Power, Timothy Doyle and Padraig McGovern

 

Booking

€70 fee includes workshops and all concert tickets. €60 discounted rate to Music Generation Laois students. To book, email musicgenerationlaois@laoiscoco.ie or phone 057-8664176. For more information, see Music Generation Laois Tionol Letter and Application Form for Harpers and Pipers Sept 2017.

Supervision

Under 18s will be supervised during break times unless alternative arrangements are made by parents/guardians.

 

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Concerts

Friday 3 November

Opening Gala Concert featuring the premiere of a newly composed suite of music by Michael Rooney for the Music Generation Laois Harp Orchestra, Tionól Tutors, Michael and June Rooney and the Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra taking place in the Portlaoise Further Education & Training Centre, Tower Hill at 7pm.

Free admission to students of the Tionól/ General public €5. Booking through the Dunamaise Arts Centre 057 8663355 or Dunamaise.ie

Saturday 4 November

Concert featuring Tionól participants from across Ireland and guest harp ensembles in the Dunamaise Arts Centre at 7pm.

Free admission to students of the Tionól/ General public €5. Booking through the Dunamaise Arts Centre 057 8663355 or Dunamaise.ie

Sunday 5 November

Closing Student Concert: Tionól 2017 – featuring students from the Tionól taking place in the Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre, Tower Hill, Portlaoise, 2pm.

Admission free of charge, on a first come-first serve basis on the door.

 

MGL Junior Trad Group

Music Generation Laois will be holding auditions for their Junior Trad Group which will be starting this October.

The Trad Group will hold weekly rehearsals on Thursdays from 4-5pm in the Portlaoise Further Education & Training Centre, Tower Hill.

€100 annual membership fee.

Entry is by audition only. Please email musicgenerationlaois@laoiscoco.ie with your expression of interest by 12 noon Friday 13 October. Auditions will be held on Thursday 19 October. You will receive an email if you have been selected for an audition.

In your email, we will need the young musician’s

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Address
  • Parent/Guardian name, email and mobile number
  • Instrument
  • Years experience

We are looking for young trad musicians who have been playing at least 2 years, can pick up basic tunes and learn to play them by ear with ease.

In the audition, young musicians will need to play two contrasting tunes and participate in a short interview (5-10 minutes).

There is no age limit – the selection process is based on playing standard.

Applications by email to musicgenerationlaois@laoiscoco.ie

Vacancies at Music Generation Laois: Keyboard Tutor and Resource Person

Music Generation Laois Keyboard Tutor *****Re-advertisement****

Music Generation Laois now needs a keyboard Tutor for the Music Generation Laois School of Rock and Pop. Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing Date for Receipt of Submissions Keyboard Tutor:

Completed submission forms must be received by 5pm, Thursday 21 September 2017 Submission Forms can be submitted electronically by email to rflannery@laoiscoco.ie

MG Laois Keyboard Tutor Submission Form

School of Rock and Pop Keyboard Tutor Further Information

Music Generation Laois and Laois School of Music Resource Person

Music Generation Laois and Laois School of Music now needs to contract the services of a Resource Person to work with both organisations for a ten week period, to assist with the high volume of student enrolments that occurs in October/November each year. This contract will include assisting with day-to-day running and promotion of both organisations, processing enrolments, meeting and greeting students in our local tuition centre in Portlaoise and all aspects of activity that large music education organisations are involved in. We are looking for someone who is passionate about music education, is highly personable and able to engage with the public and with families in our service, is passionate about working with children and young people, and has excellent I.T., communication and organisational skills. This opportunity is offered on a contract for services basis.

Closing Date for Receipt of Submissions Resource Person:

Completed submission forms must be received by 5pm, Thursday 21 September 2017 Submission Forms can be submitted electronically by email to rflannery@laoiscoco.ie

Music Generation Laois & Laois School of Music- Resource Person Submission Form

Music Generation Laois and Laois School of Music Resource Person Contract for Services Further Information

 

Call for Tutors: Music Generation Laois School of Rock and Pop

Call for Tutors for Music Generation Laois School of Rock and Pop

 Music Generation Laois now needs Music Tutors for the Music Generation Laois School of Rock. We are seeking submissions from experienced:

Acoustic and/or Electric Guitar Tutors

Keyboard Tutors

You must complete a Submission Form to be considered for this opportunity.

Closing Date for Receipt of Submissions: Completed submission forms must be received by 5pm, Thursday 31 August 2017 Submission Forms can be submitted electronically by email to rflannery@laoiscoco.ie

MG Laois School of Rock and Pop Tutor Submission Form

MG Laois School of Rock and Pop Tutors Further Information

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