Music Generation

1. Music Generation Round 3 Funding


FINAL call for applications, revised guidelines for Round 3 funding are now available at Deadline 5.00 p.m. Thursday November 8, 2012. More information here



2. Music Education Conference, September 26, TCD


Voicing 2012: Quality, Inclusion & Participation in Music Education
Trinity College Dublin 9.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
In partnership with Music Generation, St. Patrick's College Drumcondra, Mary Immaculate College Limerick, Trinity College Dublin and Irish Music Education.

Speakers include Dr. Stephanie Pitts University of Sheffield, Brian Irvine Composer, Dr. Emer Smyth ESRI, Prof. Kathleen Lynch UCD, Ailbhe Kenny Mary Immaculate College Limerick, Shaun Purcell, CEO Sligo VEC and Tara O'Brien, Music Student & former Ballymun Music Project student.

Refreshments / Lunch €25. To book your place, contact Artscope Tel: 01 5059582 / Further information here
Early booking is advised - limited seating availability, waiting list will operate. Closing date for booking September 24.  


3. Updates from Around the Country  


New term, lots of exciting new activity! 

Music Generation Laois
Showcase event in Portlaoise College, September 13, kick-starts harp, brass, uilleann pipe, choral programmes and Glee Clubs - find out more here.

Music Generation Louth
5 new tuition centres set to open in Bush, Dunleer, Ardee, Drogheda and Dundalk, Music Matters early years programme in 7 primary schools supported by Louth Leader Partnership - find out more here
Music Generation Mayo 
Equipment and instruments arriving for new rehearsal space as part of the Youth Music Initiative in Ballina Arts Centre, a number of Music Residencies set to be announced following recent call, 3 new pilot tuition centres kickstarted with open evenings and primary school tuition programme continues  - find out more here.

Music Generation Sligo
New instrumental tuition programmes in development as a public-private partnership between Music Generation Sligo and Sligo School of Rock, accredited professional development for local musicians in partnership with the RIAM starting soon, new rehearsal rooms in planning, Discovering Music continues to roll out, plus full details about an exciting performance programme to be announced shortly! Find out more here.

Music Generation Cork City
Commencing from September 2012, pilot programmes including introductory music workshops for children, parents and teachers in a selection of mainstream and special primary and post-primary settings, alongside programmes of instrumental, vocal and creative music-making in schools in RAPID areas throughout Cork City - find out more here.

Music Generation Wicklow
Foundation, instrumental and choral programmes get started in 30 primary schools - find out more here.  
4. Music Generation on the airlines  


Travelling with Aer Lingus in September? Tune into Aer Lingus' in-flight entertainment and catch the Music Generation radio documentary, produced by Doireann Ní Bhriain and funded by The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland in association with RTÉ lyric fm and Music Generation.

In this documentary, Doireann Ní Bhriain travels to Louth, Sligo and Mayo to meet many of those behind the programme who tell the story of how it all began. Or, you can listen back on RTÉ radio player here.


5. Women and Music in Ireland Conference  

September 14 -15 2012 RIAM, Dublin

2nd Women and Music in Ireland Conference


This two-day event brings together both national and international scholars to present papers on all aspects of women in music, from the eighteenth century up to the present day.


To find out more about the conference see:




6. TOSINI (Teachers of Singing in Ireland) 
The Effective Singing Teacher a one-day conference on Sat. 29th September 2012 
St. Patrick's Hall, Donegall Street, Belfast 
Time: 9.30am-5pm 
Fee: £65 (free to TOSINI members) 
A limited number of places are available so register early! 
Register for the workshop at 
For further information visit 


7. Music Network Music Capital Scheme


Music Network welcomes the recent announcement by Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht confirming capital funds of €185,000 for the Music Capital Scheme 2012.

The Music Capital Scheme provides funding for the purchase of musical instruments to both non-professional performing groups/ensembles and professional performing artists. 

The Music Capital Scheme deadline is Tuesday 27 November 2012. Further information, application forms and guidelines will be available here from Friday 7 September.
8. String Teaching Seminar 


As part of its newly established Artists-in-Residence programme featuring the highly acclaimed, London-based Fidelio Trio, the Music Department of St Patrick's College, Drumcondra will host a one day seminar on string teaching and learning on Saturday 20 October. The event will comprise practice-based presentations and workshops, and will include a short recital by Fidelio Trio members Darragh Morgan (violin) and Robin Michael (cello). The seminar is directed towards teachers, performers, programme leaders and others with an interest in the promotion of string teaching and learning in institutional and community settings.

To reserve a place at this seminar contact Geraldine Healy, Music Administrator, St Patrick's College at, stating your name and interest/affiliation/role. A small registration fee (€5 cash) will be charged on the day to cover teas/coffees. The Fidelio Trio Residency is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and St Patrick's College and supported by RTÉ lyric FM.

For further information please contact

Music Generation,
c/o Music Network,
The Coach House,
Dublin Castle,
Dublin 2.

Telephone:  01 6719429
Fax:  01 6719430

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