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Grúpa Ceoil at Music @ Mount Leinster Trad Camp

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The Music Generation Laois Grúpa Ceoil travelled to Borris, Co Carlow to attend Music Generation Carlow’s 2nd annual Music @ Mount Leinster Trad Camp during the midterm from 16th – 18th February 2015.

The group had the opportunity to work with some of the top traditional musicians in the country, including fiddle player Zoe Conway, concertina player Jack Talty and flautist Conor Crimmins.

The young musicians worked with Beoga’s Niamh Dunne as their tutor to learn about performance, harmony and arrangement and the camp culminated in an incredible performance by all the groups involved.

Check out the video below to listen to their amazing performance.

 

Music Generation Laois Grúpa Ceoil at Music @ Mount Leinster

Music Generation Laois Grúpa Ceoil at Music @ Mount Leinster

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A group of young musicians from Music Generation Laois attended a weekend of traditional music in Borris, Co Carlow, organised by Music Generation Carlow.

The Mount Leinster Traditional Music Camp ran from March 27 to March 29. The Laois group had the opportunity to work with some of the top traditional musicians in the country, including fiddle player Zoe Conway, concertina player Jack Talty and traditional flautist Conor Crimmins.

As part of the event, on Saturday March 28 there was an intimate evening of music in the Sacred Heart Church. The evening of traditional Irish music featured acclaimed musicians such as Zoe Conway and John McIntyre (fiddle and guitar), Damien Mullane (button accordion), Jack Talty, Aimee Farrell Countney (bodhrán), Conor Crimmins, and Dave Power (uilleann pipes).

The young Laois musicians who attended were Jessica and Sarah Bennett, Alain Carroll, Kurt Dineen-Carroll, Fiadh Fitzpatrick, Isobel and Grace Donnery and Kate McDonald.

See a video of their end of camp performance here:

We’re now gearing up to host a three-day traditional music summer school from July 7 to July 9 in Portlaoise. For more information on this, contact us on 057 8664176, or email musicgenerationlaois@laoiscoco.ie for further details.

Music Tutors Needed

Music Generation Laois, on behalf of Laois Music Education Partnership, is now seeking to establish a panel of Music Tutors for the Music Generation Laois School of Rock. We are seeking applications from experienced:

Acoustic and/or Electric Guitar Tutors School of Rock Acoustic and Electric Guitar Tutor – Further Information
Bass Guitar Tutors School of Rock Music Tutor Bass Guitar – Further Information
Keyboard TutorsSchool of Rock Music Tutor Keyboard – Further Information
Drum Tutors (Drum Kit) School of Rock Music Tutor Drum Kit Further Information

for vacancies and/or opportunities to tender that may arise during the 2012-2013 academic year, including an exciting initiative in association with Youth Work Ireland Laois in the newly launched Portlaoise Youth Café as well as other initiatives in locations across Laois.

Download our submission form: School of Rock Music Tutor Submission Form (MS word)

For further details contact Rosa Flannery on rflannery@laoiscoco.ie / Rosa Flannery, Music Generation Laois, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co Laois / 057 8674370

Closing date for completed submissions is: 12 noon, Wednesday 23 January, 2013.

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