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Music Generation Laois Trad Summer School 21-23 July 2017

Venue: Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre, Tower Hill, Portlaoise
Times: 11am–3pm (Fri, Sat) 11am-4:30pm (Sun)
Age: 8 years upwards

Cost: €60

TUTORS INCLUDE
Laoise Kelly, Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Siobhan Buckley, Joleen McLaughlin & Rachel Hair (Harp)
Denise Boyle & Bríd Harper (Fiddle)
Michelle Mulcahy & Ernestine Healy (Concertina)
Niall Keegan & Tommy Fitzharris (Flute)
Peter Browne & Paul Finn (Button Accordion)
David Power, Fionnán McGabhann, Gay McKeon & Alexander Suarez Mendez (Uilleann Pipes)
Tommy Hayes, Colm Phelan (Bodhrán)

There will also be a mixed juniors class for more recent beginners.

REQUIRED STANDARD: You must have some experience in an instrument to enroll in the Trad Summer School classes. Those of a more junior standard will be placed in the mixed juniors class, and this will be decided by the instrumental tutors. Limited number of harps are available for Music Generation Laois harp students.

BOOKING: musicgenerationlaois@laoiscoco.ie or call 057 866 4176

Concerts
Opening Gala Concert 
Featuring Tutors from the Summer School and the Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra

Friday 21 July, Dunamaise Arts Centre @ 8pm
Concert featuring top-notch traditional musicians teaching at the Summer School, and a performance by the Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra.
€5 • Book directly through the Dunamaise Arts Centre  057 866 3355/dunamaise.ie

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Saturday 22 July, The Courtyard @ Kavanaghs, Main St, Portlaoise @ 7pm
Brilliant Irish Trad band who have shot to international fame since recording with Ed Sheeran
Admission €20/€15, book tickets in person or online through Kavanaghs Live Music Venue

Student & Tutor Concert
Sunday 23 July Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre, Tower Hill, 3pm Portlaoise
Finale concert showcasing students from the Summer School. Free admission, donations welcome.

Summer Camps 2017



Pop, Rock or Traditional? Music Generation Laois are delighted to announce that bookings are now open for our Summer Camps for 2017. This year will see a variety of camp choices and a range of musical genres. Our experienced and renowned tutors will work with students to unleash their creative side through classes, workshops, performances and masterclasses.

Bookings are now being taken for
– School of Rock & Pop (3 – 7 July)
– Music Generation Laois Trad Summer School (21 – 23 July)

See Summer Camps 2017 for more information on each camp.

To make a booking or for information contact Music Generation Laois on 057-8664176 or  musicgenerationlaois@laoiscoco.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 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.’

 

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