Projects + Latest News
Community Concert Friday 31 March
We are delighted to announce details of our community concert in St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise on Friday 31 March at 5pm, free admission. This special concert will feature our new Ukrainian Community Choir. This concert will also showcase many of the wonderful groups we work with across the community.
Weeklong TY Music Course
Booking is now open for our inaugural week-long music course for Transition Year Students.
Music Generation Laois, Laois Offaly Education and Training Board Further Education and Training Centre, and Laois Offaly Education and Training Board Creative Youth Partnership presents, a week-long music course for Transition Year Students, from the 27– 31 March 2023 in Laois Music Centre.
Music Generation Laois Launch New Children’s’ Song Project
Over the next 12 months, Music Generation Laois will work with primary school children from Cloneyhurke NS, Rath NS and Paddock NS to compose a series of original songs under an exciting new project supported by Creative Ireland Laois,
Tionól Harp + Pipes 2022
Portlaoise Nov. 4|5|6
Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebrations 2022
Youth Music Gathering, Sunday 26 June 2022
Music Generation Laois, in partnership with The Old Fort Quarter Festival, presents a youth gathering for rock and pop bands from Music Generation programmes throughout Ireland as part of The Old Fort Quarter Festival 2022 on the grounds of Laois Music Centre on Sunday 26 June from 1.30pm – 4.30pm.
Laois + Franklin, Tennessee Music Celebration, Town Twinning 2022 18 and 19 June
Laois Le Chéile – Laois Together
‘Laois Le Chéile – Laois Together’ is an inaugural community arts festival on Saturday 11 June 2022 from 1pm-4pm on the grounds of Laois Music Centre, Portlaoise and invites all Laois communities, new and existing to acknowledge our diversity through creativity and culture.
re:CENTRING Laois comes to Fitzmaurice Place, Portlaoise on Sunday 29 May
Celebrating the return of audiences to the arts, Dunamaise Arts Centre is proud to present the finale of re:CENTRING Laois, funded by the Arts Council’s Faoin Spéir/In the Open initiative in collaboration with Music Generation Laois and Laois County Council, on Sunday 29 May from 1pm-5pm.
Trad Summer School 2022
30 June, 1 July, 2 July
Age 8 upwards. Annual Trad Summer School in Flute, Concertina, Harp, Uilleann Pipes, Bodhrán and Harp.
Summer School of Rock and Pop
27 June – 8 July 2022
Age 10-18. Develop confidence and make friends in this unique Summer programme for young rock and pop musicians
Music at the Malt House 2022
Two days of music in the beautifully converted Malt House on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 May
Laois Festival of Flight presents:
‘The Impossible Dream’, Saturday 9 April, 3pm St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
FREE CONCERT 3pm, Sunday 20 February, Mountmellick Community Arts Centre
re: CENTRING Mountmellick: Martin Tourish, Triona Marshall, MG Laois Trad Orchestra, The Harpettes
Free Live Music
Tionól 29-31 Oct., 2021
Annual Harp and Pipes Gathering
Online Open Mic Night
Online Open Mic Night for all Laois Secondary Schools – Oct 2021
Trad Summer School 1-3 July, 2021
Annual Trad Summer School, Laois Music Centre
Cruinniú na nÓg 2021
Music Generation Laois presents a series of body percussion workshops on 10, 11, 12 June for Cruinniú na nÓg 2021
Summer School of Rock and Pop 5-16 July 2021
Music Generation Laois’ annual Summer School of Rock and Pop takes place across 2 weeks in Laois Music Centre
Music-Rich Schools 2021
Our Music-rich Schools project targets DEIS Schools in Laois to ensure every child in these schools has access to performance music education.
Musical Memories 2021
Musical Memories and Ukulele Ceilí are intergenerational music projects in Music Generation Laois and Music Generation Offaly Westmeath.
Music Generation Laois have produced a short video to document ‘The Impossible Dream’ project.