Music Generation


1. Minister for Education commends Young Musical Ambassadors for EU Presidency Events Performances


Ruairí Quinn, T.D., Minister for Education and Skills: "The impressive performances by each and every one of the young musical ambassadors played a very important role in enhancing our events and in promoting the exceptional ability of young Irish musicians to an international audience."


Music Generation: EU Presidency Performance Programme
Young Musical Ambassadors' Gallery 


 Read more here.


2. A Snap Shot of Music Generation Activity Around the Country! 


Louth: Music Generation Louth's Let's Sing Programme culminated in a number of hugely successful end-of-term cluster concerts throughout the county. The Junior String Orchestra performed at the Society for Music Education in Ireland AGM in Dundalk and an exciting selection of Summer Camps are underway.  Read more here.

Mayo: Participants of Music Generation Mayo's Traditional Music Residency, Gealóga, are busy with a series of events.  Having performed at the final Department of Education & Skills EU Presidency event on the 13th June they participated in Love:Live Music 2013 on the 21st June and further events are planned for later this month. Music Generation Mayo's Ukulele Squad performed at Féile Ukulele on the 6th July.  A Teenage Summer Camp Programme gets underway in July.  Read more here.

Sligo: A host of Discovering Music programmes brought the end of the school year to a great finale. Music Generation Sligo has a musical mix of great summer camps throughout the summer season. Read more here.

Cork City: Music Generation Cork City released the fantastic Music Generation Trad Rap for Love:Live Music 2013.  
Music Generation (GMC, Dean O'Neill, Ryan-O & Pepsii)
There were lots of end of year concerts throughout the city and summer camps are underway.  Read more 

Laois: Music Generation Laois presented a variety of end of year concerts including a spectacular Glee! And Friends concert in the Dunamaise and a Music Box concert to mark Love:Live Music 2013. Summer camps are in full swing. Read more here.

Wicklow: Music Generation Wicklow presented a series of concerts in June, the culmination of the Schools' Programme. With summer camp season up and running, a host of activity is underway including rock schools, tradition Irish and classical strings programmes. Read more here.

Carlow: A recruitment drive for tutors has commenced. Read more here.

Limerick City: A recruitment drive for tutors has commenced. Read more here.

Offaly/Westmeath:  A recruitment drive for tutors will commence over the summer. Read more here.
3. New Recruits for Music Generation 


Music Generation is delighted to announce the appointment of three new Co-ordinators: Paula Phelan Music Generation Carlow, Boris Hunka Music Generation Limerick City and Margaret Broome Music Generation Offaly / Westmeath.  
We Have Moved!
The Music Generation office has moved with the Music Network office from the Coach House at Dublin Castle to the National Concert Hall Building on Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2.

Our new contact details are as follows:

Music Generation
c/o Music Network
National Concert Hall Building
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
Tel. 01 4758454
Fax 01 4758873
5. New Look Website

We have given our website a face-lift.  Check out to see at a glance what's happening in all the Music Education Partnerships and for more information about what's happening nationally with Music Generation.
6. Love:Live Music 2013

love:live music/National Music day, co-ordinated by Music Network, took place on Friday June 21st, and was once again a resounding success. Two hundred and eighty-eight live music events of all descriptions took place in twenty-nine counties across the land, all of which were free.

There was lots of Music Generation activity on the day from schools concerts in Wicklow, a Music Box concert in Portlaoise, a whistle-stop tour of Mayo by traditional ensemble, Gealóga, lunchtime jazz in Sligo, a Let's Sing Concert in Drogheda and the launch of Music Generation Cork's Trad Rap video.

Love Live Music 2013 - At Music Generation Mayo
love:live music 2013 in Mayo 

7. Opportunities


With Music Generation


Music Generation Wicklow

Tenders are invited for two opportunities in Music Generation Wicklow - Commissions Manager: Wicklow Children's Choir and Commissions Manager: a series of music commissions for young people.

Closing date 18th July 2013 @ 12:00 noon.

For full details visit For enquiries, email    


Music Generation Sligo

Internship Opportunity, Programme Co-ordinator.

Closing date for applications Wed July 24th. 

Email for further details.


For Musicians


The Music Department of St Patrick's College Drumcondra invites applications for a PhD scholarship. Closing date: Friday August 23rd 2013. Read more here.


Mitchelstown School of Music and Arts seeks instrumental teachers. Read more here


North Wexford Music School: Music Teachers Required. Read more here


For Funding


Arthur Guinness Projects is a new initiative designed to champion the best of our creators, thinkers, doers and makers in the areas of Arts, Music, Sport and Food by offering support and funding to the winning entries. Entries will be accepted until 9th August.  Read more here


The Coca-Cola Thank You Fund 2013 is awarding €125,000 to not-for-profit voluntary and charitable organisations operating within communities throughout the island of Ireland.  They are looking for organisations that wish to develop a new innovative project or initiative that encourages communities to lead more balanced, healthy and active lifestyles.  The overall winning organisation will receive a grant of €25,000 and a further ten organisations selected will each receive a grant of €10,000.  Deadline for applications is the 19th July at 5pm.  Applications will only be accepted online via this form


The 2013 Arts Council Music Recording Scheme, which is managed by Music Network, is now open for applications. Read more here.  


8. Orchestral Summer Camps

Ceol na Mara Summer School for Strings

The Ceol na Mara Festival is taking place between the 28th July to 2nd August, 2013 in the Connemara West Centre, Letterfrack and other locations on the Renvyle Peninsula.  Now in its sixth consecutive year, it is a family friendly course suitable for string players of all ages and levels including adults. The classes involve classical and traditional music as well as mixing in some elements of drama, song and music appreciation.  Read more here.


OURchestra Summer Camp

This year's OURchestra Summer Camp will take place from August 12th - 16th in the town of Esker, Co. Galway. It's an orchestral programme for players ages 12-17 years of age of grade 3-8 standard. The course involves orchestral playing, chamber music, choir singing, improvisation, juggling, variety shows and will end in a final public concert. The course is €220 which is an all-inclusive, residential cost.  For more information contact or


For further information please contact

Music Generation
c/o Music Network 
National Concert Hall Building
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2

Telephone: 01 4758454 
Fax: 01 4758873

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