Discovering Music

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

Since November 2011, the MGS Discovering Music tutors have taught the rudiments of music to over 5,500 children and young adults across Sligo.   The aim of the Discovering Music programme is to provide an introduction to the rudiments of music. In providing this programme, it is the intention that this offers the choice of access for every child and young adult, to the range of Music Generation Sligo programmes and other music activity in the county.  The Discovering Music programme offers a structured introduction course to core principles of music practice, across four tiers:

Tier 1 – Pre-school/Early Years;

Tier 2 – Children aged four to twelve years of age;

Tier 3 – Children and young adults aged twelve to eighteen years of age;

Tier 4 – Introduces whole class instrumental tuition at Primary & Post-Primary age.

Discovering Music Tiers 1-3 offer a series of either four or six age-appropriate sessions introducing the rudiments of music including rhythm, melody, responding to music, introduction to note reading and writing, introduction to playing a range of instruments, listening to music and composing music.

Discovering & Performing Music Tier 4:  Music Generation Sligo, working with partners Sligo Education Centre, Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB (previously Sligo VEC) & Sligo Arts Service, is delivering a 20-week subsidised programme from September 2013 until April 2014 to Primary and Post-Primary Schools.   It is designed for senior classes at Primary School level (2nd-6th) and non-exam years, in particular Transition Year, at Post Primary School level. A school may apply for the programme for one or more class groupings, provided that they can meet the necessary financial commitment to the programme.

Music Generation Sligo provides instruments and equipment for the duration of the programme

Music Generation Sligo will also provide lists of resources to compliment the programme and for follow-up activity.

Meet our tutors

The following schools and organisations are taking part in the 20 Week Discovering & Performing Music Programme 2017/2018

Ransboro N.S, Knocknahur, Co. Sligo

St Aidan’s N.S, Ballintrillick, Co. Sligo

St Patrick’s N.S, Maugherow, Co. Sligo

Scoil Bhride Carns, Moneygold, Co. Sligo

St Brendan’s N.S, Cartron Point, Sligo

St Edward’s N.S, Ballytivnan, Sligo

Our Lady of Mercy N.S, Pearse Road, Sligo

Kilross N.S, Ballintogher, Co. Sligo

St Teresa’s N.S, Ballintogher, Co. Sligo

Holy Family N.S, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo

SN Naomh Sheosaimh, Kilmactranny Co. Sligo

SN Eanna Carraroe, Sligo

Scoil Ursula, Strandhill Road, Sligo,

Sooey NS, Co. Sligo

St Joseph’s N.S, Templeboy, Co. Sligo

St John’s N.S, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo

Scoil Chroi Naofa, Bunninadden, Ballymote, Co. Sligo

Coolbock N.S, Riverstown, Co. Sligo

St Mary’s N.S, Kilrusheighter, Co. Sligo

St John’s N.S, Temple Street, Sligo

Achonry N.S, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo

Culfadda N.S, Culfadda, Ballymote, Co. Sligo

Scoil Mhuire gan Smal, Ballymote, Co. Sligo

Scoil Naomh Mhuire, Castlegal, Cliffoney, Co. Sligo

Rathcormac N.S, Co. Sligo

Carns N.S, Gurteen, Co. Sligo

Drimina N.S, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo

Kilglass N.S, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo

Cloghogue N.S, Castlebaldwin, Co. Sligo

Scoil Naomh Molaise, Grange, Co. Sligo

Sligo School Project, Abbeyquarter, Sligo

Rockfield N.S, Coolaney, Co. Sligo

St Joseph’s N.S, Culleens, Co. Sligo

Dromore West Central N.S, Co. Sligo

Carbury N.S, The Mall, Sligo

Strandhill N.S, Co. Sligo


How to Get Involved
Music Generation Sligo is rolling the programme out on a phased basis in partnership with community organisations, schools, childcare services and resource organisations.
Request an information pack and register interest in Discovering Music

After Discovering Music
After Discovering Music, all are invited to get involved with the other Music Generation Programmes and the terrific range of music activities in County Sligo.

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