Reelig perform at Áras an Úachtaráin

Music Generation Carlow‘s Reelig were invited on 08/07/2017 by the President of Ireland / Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins to the final Garden Party of the year No.8/8 . 

Reelig were also trilled to have meet President Michael D Higgins, wife Sabina Higgins, Paddy Casey, Vinci and Fionnula Flanagan. Directed by their tutors, musicians Áine Donohue and Ciarán Somers, ‘Reelig’ performed an electric set for the President, Sabina Higgins and more. 

The young musicians performing on the day were Thomas O’Donoghue (Button Accordion); Colm Broderick (Uileann Pipes, Flute, Whistle); Meadhbh Broderick (Flute, Whistle); Niamh Nolan (Flute, Whistle); Shane Nolan (Fiddle); Conor McDermott (Banjo); Jack Gladney (Guitar); Oisín Byrne (Bodhrán); and Katie Brennan (Concertina).

It was a wonderful afternoon of entertainment and congratulations to the young musicians, for there fantastic performance on the day. 

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Suzuki Violin Programme – Starting in September 2017

Music Generation Carlow are delighted to introduce a very exciting Suzuki Violin programme to their September calendar.

This programme is suited to children who will be entering Junior Infants and Senior infants class in September. The key aspects of the Suzuki method is the committing of a common repertoire to memory, which enables the students to perform their pieces together as a group, with emphasis on developing social skills, cognition, physical co-ordination and FUN!

The weekly group classes will take place in Carlow town and PARENT PARTICIPATION is very much encouraged.Numbers are very limited so if you feel this programme is for your child, please contact the below with your interest.

Niamh Mooney – 059-9138538 or

Gala Concert 2017

It has been a very busy and exciting year for all the participants of MG Carlow. The Gala Concert  included a selection of students in the area from primary school programmes to after school Hubs, C.R.Y.S, Junior Rock School, Reelíg and Reelog. Together they performed a series of vibrant sets and tunes.

The event took place on Wednesday & Thursday, May 24 & 25 2017 at the George Bernard Theater Shaw, Carlow.

Students from the Music Generation Carlow programme experience the vital opportunity to collaborate on stage in front of a large audience on both nights. The stage was filled with the sound of young Irish musicians playing and singing.

Well done to all who participated and we would like to thank everyone who helped make both nights a Huge success.

Music Generation Carlow is part of Music Generation, Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, initiated by Music Network.


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Video credits to Greg – Hedgehog productions

Photo credits to Michael O’Rourke photography

Sound and Lighting credits to Steven Corry – Premier Sound