Reelig perform at Dublin Castle for Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Reelig were invited to represent Music Generation Carlow at Dublin Castle to perform a set of tunes on Thursday 25th May 2017.

Reelig performed in front of a large audience including Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and  the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD.An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD announced,31 Local Authority Culture & Creativity Plans as part of the Creative Ireland Programme. This is a five-year initiative, starting from 2017-2022.

For more information regarding the 31 Local Authority Culture & Creativity Plans, please visit  creative.ireland.ie

Click on the link below to view the performance by Reelig:

Music Generation Carlow Young Ambassadors, Reelig


Vocal Week

The Vocal Week took part on Monday 15th-Monday 22nd May 2017. Local students from National Schools all over Carlow took part in the vocal week. These students learned exciting, fun and energetic vocal material exploring popular music, world music and the art of vocal percussion during the year. The Students learned to develop their confidence to perform in front of a large audience, as well as to exposure to a wide range of different musical genres.

The focus of every class was remarkable, they learned how to develop vocal skills in a fun but developmental way!

The concerts took part in Church Sacred Heart, Borris, St. Andrew’s Church, Bagenalstown, Murphy Memorial Hall, Tullow and  St. Mary’s Church, Carlow.

A special thanks to our Music Generation Carlow Vocal team: Marian Gaynor, Trish Clarke, Anita Mahon, Elspeth Hayes and Ali Behan.Piano Accompaniment Aoife Kavanagh and Stephen Corry for Sound.


Ceol Connected presents The Far Field

 Ceol Connected embarked on a nationwide tour in May with The Far Field, and Music Generation Carlow were invited. 

Many participants from our Early Childhood sector aged from 3-7, enjoyed an irresistibly joyful and spellbinding musical tale, infused with traditional music, puppetry, and folklore.

The Far Field told the story of a farmer who, on one Summer’s day, discovers a magical whistle hidden in a hare’s nest!  Suspecting it belongs to the fairy folk who live at the edge of the farm, the farmer believes that the whistle should be returned to its’ rightful owners and so begins the journey of discovery into the magical world of fairies.

“The otherworldly realm of fairies is brought to life in this musical performance through traditional music for young children, developed and performed by Dr. Thomas Johnston (whistles and song) with Sean McElwain (whistles, guitar and fiddle), and Emma Fisher (puppeteer)

The Far Field, written by Dr. Thomas Johnston, in the George Bernard Shaw Theatre was held on Thursday 11th May 2017


BRASS OFF!

Music Generation Carlow were very excited to be part of this years “BRASS OFF”  hosted by Music Generation Cork City. 19 young musicians from Carlow’s Music Generation traveled to Cork City to take part in “Brass-Off” .

The three day musical jamboree ran from Monday 10th – Wednesday 12 April  at Cork Institute of Technology’s ‘School of Music’.

The players performed a full brass and reed band, coming together to rehearse and perform the work as a cross-county ensemble. Over the three days there were also opportunities for the young musicians to explore their technique and develop their skills in smaller groups and sectionals.

We were lucky to have worked with the incredible Barrack Street Band, Foxford Brass and Reed Band representing Music Generation Cork City and Music Generation Mayo.