Discovering&Performing Music Programme

Music Generation Sligo combined schools concert in Easkey, Co Sligo. Culleens NS, Kilrusheighter NS, Dromore West Central NS, Ballymote NS perform brilliantly for the finalé ‘One and a Million’ in May 2017.

Four National Schools in West Sligo perform U2’s All I want Is You

Download an application form for 2018/2019

The overarching aim of this subsidised programme is to introduce children to performing on their chosen instrument or vocally.   It is hoped that the programme will motivate and inspire young people in music performance and nurture and develop an appreciation of different music genres, classical, popular, jazz, traditional.

The Programme will be delivered by specialist Music Generation Sligo tutors employed by Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB

Schools can select from a choice of programme:

  • 26 Weeks from September to May
  • 14 Weeks from September – December
  • 14 Weeks from January to May

Weekly sessions of 75 minutes per class (max 25 children) to include theory, note reading, tuition, music technology, *composition and *performance focusing on one of the following: voice, guitar, violin, keyboard, bodhran, recorder, ukulele

*Not included in 14 week programme

The vocal performance programme provides students with the opportunity to discover their own vocal range whilst performing fun, new and exciting repertoire.  Classes cover vocal technique including breathing, posture, voice production and style, performance skills, group/part singing and an acappella performance, improving musicianship and stage presence.

For instrumental options, the school will be loaned a bank of instruments on which tuition is provided.  Instruments will remain property of Music Generation Sligo must be cared for and stored securely at all times on the school premises.

We aim to cluster neighbouring schools together for a joint performance in May 2018, creating your own orchestra of the various instruments & voices being studied in each school.   This is for schools participating in the 26 week programme only.

The programme will commence with a compulsory induction session for teachers with Music Generation Sligo tutors in early September in Sligo Education Centre (date to be advised following applications).

Financial Conditions

The programme is part-subsidised by the Music Generation National Programme and Music Generation Sligo requires a school contribution of €900 per class for 26 weeks (less than €1.50 per child per week based on a 25 student class) or €500 per class for 14 weeks.  Schools can decide whether the contribution will be payable by parents, fundraising, school funds or a combination of these methods at the school’s discretion.

Here are the schools taking part in the 2017/2018 Discovering and Performing Music Programme