Music Generation Laois Tionól, 4, 5 and 6 November 2016 : A national gathering for harpists and pipers across Ireland.

A weekend of workshops and performances celebrating the harp and the uilleann pipes, bringing together musicians from Sligo, Donegal, Louth, Carlow and Laois.

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Tutors:  Leonard Barry (Pipes), Timothy Doyle (pipes), Fionnan MacGabhann (pipes) , Gay McKeon (pipes), Paul Harrigan (pipes), Conor Day (pipes), David Power (Pipes), Siobhan Buckley (harp), Deirdre Ni Bhuachalla  (harp), Ramune Sakalauskaite (harp), Jolene McLaughlin (harp),  Catriona McKay (harp) and Cormac de Barra (harp)

Friday 4 November

1pm-2pm: Registration Portlaoise Youth Education Centre

2-4pm Instrumental workshops, Portlaoise Youth Education Centre

5-6pm communal music-making/ session, Portlaoise Youth Education Centre

8pm Tutor Concert, Dunamaise Arts Centre (all students are to attend and student tickets are free of charge, parents can book tickets through Dunamaise.ie/ call 057 8663355)

Saturday 5 November

9am-11am Instrumental workshops Portlaoise Youth Education Centre

11:30am-1pm Instrumental Workshops Portlaoise Youth Education Centre

2pm-4pm Harp Instrumental Worksops, Ensemble Workshop, Reed Making WorkshopPortlaoise Youth Education Centre

5-6pm Communal Music-Making/Sessions Portlaoise Youth Education Centre

8pm Concert featuring soloists plus harp ensembles Portlaoise Youth Education Centre (all students are to attend and student tickets are free of charge, open to the public, no charge however donations welcome)

10pm-11pm Student Ceilidh Portlaoise Youth Education Centre

Sunday 6 November

9am-11am Instrumental workshops Portlaoise Youth Education Centre

11:30am-1pm Instrumental Workshops Portlaoise Youth Education Centre

2pm Student Concert, programme of music made up of repertoire covered throughout TionolPortlaoise Youth Education Centre

4pm Depart

  • Lunch is included
  • Standards: A range of classes are available, open to recent beginners to advanced students. You must have your own instrument to participate, a limited number of harps are available for Music Generation Laois students only.
  • Supervision: under 18s will be supervised during break times.
  • Open to ages 7 and upwards.
  • There will be an exhibition of Salvi harps at 1pm on Sunday 6 November.

Fee: €60

Booking: musicgenerationlaois@laoiscoco.ie call 057 8664176

Concerts

Friday 4 November: Some of Ireland’s finest harpists and pipers, and the Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra with Accordionist Martin Tourish will perform as part of the opening concert of the inaugural Music Generation Laois Tionól, a national gathering for harpists and pipers across Ireland. Dunamaise Arts Centre, 8pm

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Featuring Leonard Barry (Pipes), Timothy Doyle (pipes), Fionnan MacGabhann (pipes) , Gay McKeon (pipes), David Power (Pipes), Conor Day (pipes), Siobhan Buckley (harp), Ramune Sakalauskaite (harp), Jolene McLaughlin (harp), Catriona McKay (harp) Cormac de Barra (harp) and the Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra with Martin Tourish who will perform ‘1916: Visions and Voices’ a newly commissioned work that reflects on the events of the Easter Rising.

Free admission for Tionól students, €10/€5 for general public, booking through Dunamaise.ie/ call 057 8663355)

Saturday 5 November: Student concert and the Music Generation Laois Harp Ensemble with Catriona McKay, Portlaoise Youth Education Centre, Railway St, 8pm

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Concert featuring students and groups from the Tionól including the Music Generation Laois Harp Ensemble with Catriona McKay perform ‘Rising of the Harps’ a newly commissioned work created by virtuoso Scottish harpist in collaboration with the Music Generation Laois Harp Esnemble.

Free admission, donations welcome.

Sunday 6 November: Student concert, Portlaoise Youth Education Centre, 2pm

Student Concert, programme of music made up of repertoire covered throughout TionolPortlaoise Youth Education Centre

Free admission, donations welcome.

The Music Generation Laois Tionól: Harps and Pipes 2016 is funded under the Music Generation National Projects Fund.

Music Generation Laois and Laois School of Music Open Evening Wednesday 7 September, 6-8pm

Our annual Open Evening with Laois School of Music will take place on the 7 of September at Portlaoise Youth Education Centre, Railway Street, Portlaoise, from 6-8pm

 

The Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra working with Martin Tourish on their new composition for 2016. Picture: Alf Harvey/HRPhoto.ie no reproduction fee

Music Generation Laois classes and ensembles:

  • Stampede Drumming (world drumming)
  • School of Rock and Pop (guitar, drums, keyboard, ukulele, weekly jam time)
  • Orchestral Percussion
  • Brass (trumpet, trombone, euphonium)
  • Oboe
  • Double Bass
  • Harp
  • Trad Flute
  • Tin Whistle
  • Concertina
  • Uilleann Pipes
  • Trad Orchestra
  • Harp Ensemble

Come along, meet the tutors, try the instruments!

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Opportunity for Music Education Professional : Contract for Services

Music Generation Laois now needs to contract the services of a music education professional to assist the Music Generation Laois Co-ordinator with the organisation, promotion and day-to-day running of Music Generation Laois.  We are looking for someone who is passionate about music education and has excellent I.T. communication and organisational skills. This opportunity is offered on a contract for services basis.

Education, training, experience etc:

  • An appropriate qualification in music, music education or related area from a recognised institution is desirable
  • Full Driving License and access to a car is essential
  •  Excellent I.T. skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Web Page Design/Editing photo manipulation software such as Adobe Photoshop and experience of using/updating Social Media such as Twitter and Facebook is essential
  • Previous experience of working in a similar role is desirable
  • Knowledge of music education sector is essential

This will involve:

  • Supporting the planning and development of Music Generation Laois performance music education programme
  • Supporting administration, monitoring, reporting, resource management, event management and other aspects of project management of an extensive music education service
  • Developing and providing internal and external communications, using relevant communication tools

Administration:

  • Dealing with day-to-day inquiries from tutors, schools, centres, and the general public and assisting with enrolment of students and class scheduling
  • Collection and lodgment of student fees
  • Assisting with the processing of payments
  • Assisting with the operations across all programme strands
  • Assisting with performance and other Music Generation Laois events
  • Assisting with procurement and management of musical instruments/equipment
  • Preparing agendas, writing and circulating minutes for Committee meetings
  • Communications:
  • Managing website, social media and e-letters
  • Preparing press releases, and managing contacts with local press
  • Assisting with the preparation and distribution of press/communications and publicity material relevant to the work of Music Generation Laois
  • Assisting with photography/videoing of rehearsals/concerts for archives and promotional use
  • Assisting with any other work of Music Service as identified by Music Generation Laois Co-ordinator

 

Location:   28 hours per week, based in the Arts Office of Laois County Council. Attendance outside normal office hours will be required and flexibility to meet the needs of Music Generation Laois will be required.

Duration of Contract: Contract to commence on Monday 5th of September 2016 for a 15 week period.

Fee: €7500 payable in 5 instalments, and upon receipt of a valid invoice.

Travel: Travel expenses will be paid in addition to the contract fee, any travel must be approved in advance by the Music Generation Laois Co-ordinator.

Garda Vetting:   This post is subject to Garda Vetting.

How to Apply: Complete the Submission form and send by email to Rosa Flannery: rflannery@laoiscoco.ie

Dates: Deadline for completed submission forms: 5pm, Monday 29 of August 2016.

Interviews to take place in Portlaoise on Thursday 1 September 2016.

Contract to commence on Monday 5 of September 2016.

Please note that this is a contract for services and not an employment opportunity.

Music Generation Laois – Music Education Professional Services Submission Form

 

 

 

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