Music Generation Laois/Laois School of Music 2nd Annual Festival
The Music Generation Laois/Laois School of Music 2nd Annual Festival was held on 8 March at the Portlaoise Youth Education Centre, Railway Street, Portlaoise.
Over 110 performers took to the stage on an array of instruments including harp, uilleann pipes, piano, euphonium, saxophone, singer-songwriters, flute, violin and cello. The performers crossed all ages, children and adults, and the festival featured a multitude of styles and genres including classical, traditional, folk, singer-songwriter and jazz.
In the final session, the gathering audience was treated to a performance by the Laois School of Music Youth Orchestra who were travelling to Scotland for St. Patrick’s Weekend for a weekend of performing with Scottish Musicians. The orchestra is conducted by well-known fiddle player, John Davidson.
The festival was non-competitive, however, Music Adviser, Martin Barrett from County Cork School of Music, was on hand to give feedback and words of advice to each performer and to award medals.
A great day was had by all and we look forward already to next year’s festival!
Irish TV were there on the day to film some of the performances. To see a click here and go 17.30!