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Summer Camps 2015

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Summer Camps 2015!!

Traditional Music Summer School, Tuesday 7 July – Thursday 9 of July

3 day camp with workshops in fiddle, harp, uilleann pipes, bodrhan, concertina, flute and accordion with top-notch traditional musicians. Culminating in a student concert on Thursday.

Ages: 8+ (three years experience required). Time: 11am – 3pm

Fee €60. Venue: Portlaoise Youth Education Centre, Railway St, Portlaoise

 

Stampede Drumming, Wednesday 8 of July – Friday 10 of July

Junior Camp and Senior Camp in world drumming with well-known drummer Eddie O’Neill, all instruments provided – using djembes, bass drums and congas.

Age: Junior Camp – those who have little or no prior experience. Senior Camp – those who have taken part in our Stampede Drumming schools or evening classes. 

Time: Junior camp 11am-12:30pm daily, Senior Camp 1pm-3pm daily.

Fee: €30. Venue: Portlaoise Youth Education Centre, Railway St, Portlaoise

 

School of Rock and Pop, Monday 29 June-Friday 3 July

Develop confidence and stage presence in a weeklong camp culminating with a concert on the Dunamaise Stage on the final day. A team of 3 tutors from the Music Generation Laois School of Rock and Pop will work with musicians and singers – all instruments welcome!

Songwriting Module – If you would like to take a songwriting module as part of this camp, please let us know on the application form!

Ages: 10-18 (with experience in playing an instrument or singing)

Fee: €60. Time: (Mon-Thurs 11am-3:30pm; Fri 1-3pm & 4-7pm)

Venue: Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise

 

Booking for each Music Generation Camp: musicgenerationlaois@laoiscoco.ie or 057 866 4176 or download your Application Form Summer Camps 2015

 

Music Generation Laois School of Rock and Pop launched by Jack L!

The Music Generation Laois School of Rock and Pop was officially launched by the internationally renowned Singer and Musician, Jack L, on Tuesday 24 September in the Portlaoise Youth Café. The new School of Rock and Pop offers affordable group lessons in guitar (bass, electric and acoustic), keyboard and drums, and caters for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. The School of Rock and Pop offers young people in Laois the opportunity to develop their musical talents, by providing music lessons, mentoring, performance opportunities as well as a range of once-off workshops in Song-writing and Music Technology.

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The School of Rock and Pop is based in the Portlaoise Youth Café, and Music Generation Laois are delivering this initiative in association with Youth Work Ireland Laois. Speaking at the launch, Joe Thompson Director of Youth Work Ireland Laois said ‘Youth Work Ireland laois see its collaboration with Music Generation Laois as a major initiative to make popular music more accessible to all young people in laois. The endorsement of acclaimed international Singer-Songwriter Jack Lukeman speaks volumes to the stand and quality of the programme. Jack is a gentleman, giving freely of his time vast knowledge and experience of music performance and the music industry to the young people at the Portlaoise Youth Cafe.  It is thumbs up from all involved!’

Rosa Flannery, Co-ordinator of Music Generation Laois, added ‘It is fantastic to see the Music Generation Laois School of Rock and Pop now launched in the Portlaoise Youth Cafe, and we already have a great group of Young people involved, some of them keen beginners who show so much potential, and other young musicians who have been performing for quite some time and now wish to further develop their talent under the guidance of our fantastic team of Tutors. I am delighted to see the plans for Music Generation in the County coming to fruition, and it is wonderful to have a Singer and Musician of the calibre of Jack L launch this initiative.’

For further on the Music Generation Laois School of Rock and Pop, and to sign up for lessons, contact Music Generation Laois on 057 8664078

 
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