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Anneleen Lenaerts (Harp) & Dionysis Grammenos (Clarinet) Music Network Concert

clarinet-and-harp-music-network-concert-page-001In 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

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.

Trad Orchestra Auditions

The Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra was established in January 2016 under the directorship of Paul Finn and Siobhan Buckley. Earlier this year the orchestra collaborated with Donegal Accordionist Martin Tourish to create a new 30 minute suite of music ‘1916 Visions and Voices’ funded by the Laois 2016 Community Fund, Per Cent for Art through Laois County Council and the Music Generation Arts Council Partnership.  The music was premiered on the 22 of May, as part of the Music Generation Laois New Works Series, to unprecedented public response! The work has since been performed in Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in Ennis 2016, and will be professionally recorded in Golden Egg Studio Portlaoise later this year.

Music Generation Laois are auditioning for new Trad Orchestra members. Auditions will take place on Saturday 8 of October in Portlaoise. This opportunity is for advanced traditional music students with 4 years experience and upwards, and aged 18 and under.

Please note: Current orchestra members do not need to re-audition.

Weekly rehearsal: Successful applicants must be available for weekly rehearsal on Saturdays from 10am-11:30am. Attendance is strictly monitored, if members miss more than 3 rehearsals throughout the academic year, their membership will be relinquished.

Fee: Annual orchestra membership fee €100.

To apply for an audition send an email to musicgenerationlaois@laoiscoco.ie stating your name, age, instrument, and some information about your experience as a musician to-date (no more than 200 words) by 10am on Friday 7 October 2016.

Please include your parent/ guardian mobile telephone number. If selected for an audition, you will receive a text message with all relevant info. Applications from parents on behalf of their children will not be accepted.

Trad Summer School 2016

Top notch trad musicians descended on Co Laois at the weekend, as part of the 3rd annual Music Generation Laois Trad Summer School. Well-known musicians, Cormac de Barra, Maire Ní Chathasaigh, Brendan Begley, Noel Hill, NoMember of the MGL Trad Orchestra with Cormac De Barrallaig McCarthy, Eamon Murray, Harry Bradley, Aidan O Donnell, Denise Boyle, Siobhan Buckley, Aine McQuaid, Sean Hill and Barry Leonard were among the musicians who came to tutor young musicians from Laois and surrounding counties.

The Trad Summer School, which took place from the 15-17 of July, attracts lots of young trad musicians, who avail of the wide range of classes on offer, including uilleann pipes, harp, concertina, button accordion, bodhrán, fiddle, tin whistle and trad flute.

Concertina Students with Tutor Noel Hill

Speaking at the tutor concert, which took place on Saturday evening in Portlaoise Youth Education Centre on Railway Street in Portlaoise, Rosa Flannery Co-ordinator of Music Generation Laois said, ‘there is huge interest in traditional music among young people in Laois, and we want to do everything we can to support, sustain and develop this interest. Young people should be able to access music tuition in their own area, without having to travel or without the barrier of high tuition fees. We are thrilled at how successful the Summer School has become, and we look forward to doing it all over again in 2017.’

 

New Works Series – Tickets on Sale Now!

The Music Generation Laois New Works Series brings young musicians and composers together, to collaborate, compose and perform a series of new works for ensembles in the County. Three composers have been appointed to compose music in collaboration with young musicians.

Martin Tourish, composer and accordionist with the Donegal-based band Altan, will work with the Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra and Choir to create a new twenty minute piece of music ‘1916: Visions and Voices’ to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising.

Elaine Agnew, a renowned composer from Northern Ireland, will work with the Laois School of Music Youth Orchestra to create a new twenty minute piece of music for Youth Orchestra and Choir.

Scottish Virtuoso Harpist Catriona McKay will work with the Music Generation Laois Harp Ensemble to create a ten minute piece of music for harp ensemble. The New Works series will be premiered as part of a gala concert on Sunday 22 of May in the Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise.

Tickets are €5 and on sale from the Dunamaise Arts Centre Box Office at dunamaise.ie or 057-8663355.

‘1916: Visions and Voices’ is inspired by the actions and events of the 1916 Rising, and is part of the ‘Ireland 2016’ programme of events in County Laois, and funded by the Laois 2016 Community Grants Scheme. All 3 new works are also funded by Per Cent for Art through the Laois Arts Office, and the Music Generation/Arts Council Partnership.

 

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