After a whirlwind year, the Christmas break is upon us!
The office will close 22 December, from 12 noon and will reopen on Monday 9 January at 9.30am.
We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year! See you again in January for another brilliant and exciting year!
Glee Club is a pop choir for singers age between 10-15 years. Weekly rehearsals take place from 4:30pm-5:30pm on Thursdays in Portlaoise Youth Education Centre, Railway St, with Lorna McLaughlin. Starting Thursday 8 December, €50 membership per term (can be paid in New Year!).
Call 057 8664176 or email email@example.com to sign up or find out more.
Tickets available from Kavanagh’s Portlaoise
In association with Laois County Council Arts Office, Music Network presents Anneleen Lenaerts, principle harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic & Dionysis Grammenos, ‘the new prince of clarinet’ in a dynamic concert in St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Portlaoise on Sunday 13 November at 7pm.
Tickets available from the Dunamaise Arts Centre, €15/€12, 057-8663355 / www.dunamaise.ie
Ten young traditional musicians from Music Generation Laois have been invited to perform at the prestigious Celtic music festival ‘Creative Connexions’ in Sitges, Spain this October bank holiday weekend. The group of musicians, include harp, flute, pipes, bodhran and fiddle will travel to Spain for the 4 day Fesitval, and perform alongside well-known Irish musicians including Colin Dunne, dancer, musicians Daire Bracken, Ellen Cranitch, Desi Wilkinson and Brian Fleming.
Speaking about the forthcoming performance, Co-ordinator of Music Generation Laois, Rosa Flannery, said that ‘the invitation to perform at an international festival is recognition of the high standard of traditional music among young people in Co Laois. Three young traditional musicians from Music Generation Laois were invited to perform in New York in May of this year, where they were introduced on stage by U2’s Adam Clayton. These international performances are an excellent passport for our young people to see the world, make international connections and promote Laois throughout their travels.’
Creative Connexions in Sitges, Barcelona takes place from the 27-30 October, and it will include:
- More than 40 Festival Events throughout the day and night, many of which are free
- A public, Opening Parade, Concerts, Parties, Cultural Walks, Workshops, Exhibitions, Sessions and Pop-up performances
- 15+ Venues and Outdoor pop-up performance sites and 300+ performers, artists and musicians from Ireland and Catalonia.