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MGS 50/50 Instrument Bank Scheme Announced

Music Generation Sligo has announced a new funding scheme worth €40,000 for schools and youth/music organisations to expand or create new musical instrument banks. The scheme is set to benefit thousands of young people under the age of 18 in Sligo. The second annual Music Generation Sligo Instrument Bank 50/50 Scheme, supported by Music Generation national […]

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BIG BANG IN NATIONAL CONCERT HALL MONDAY 13th October

OVER 200 CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE FROM MUSIC GENERATION SLIGO TO PERFORM FOR PRESIDENT HIGGINS AT THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL October 1, 2014: Over 200 young musical ambassadors from Music Generation Sligo will perform for President Michael D. Higgins on Monday 13th October. The performance forms part of the Music Generation National Conference and Gala […]

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Music Generation Sligo launches ‘Go See’ for young people and music sector

The aim of the Go See initiative is to support the young person and the music sector by encouraging attendance at music events. Music Generation Sligo has teamed up with venues, festivals and music promoters on a discount scheme for young people under 18 to avail of half-price tickets. Details will be printed in brochures […]

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Culture Night

Join Music Generation Sligo on Culture Night – Friday 19th September at The Bakeshop & Lyons Café for coffee, pastries and a flavour of new music from young composers & musicians in Music Generation Sligo’s Big Bang & Fleadh Fusion events.

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The Big Bang is back by popular demand!

Audiences can look forward to a day-time show at The Hawks Well Theatre at 1pm on Friday 3rd October for another cosmic performance of new music by Brian Irvine & 5 Young Sligo Composer – Ferdia Durkin, Niamh Feeney, Ciara Murphy, Alice Purcell, Matthew Rooney. Their compositions will again be performed by a small army […]

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Fleadh Fusions celebrates Generations of Music

Music Generation Sligo was proud to produce a very successful opening concert in Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2014 at the Hawk’s Well Theatre on Sunday 10th August  with Dervish, West Ocean String Quartet, Sligo Academy of Music Orchestra and young traditional musicians. The concert was programmed by Neil Martin – Artistic Director and MC – who […]

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Music Fusion Programme

Music Generation Sligo’s Music Fusion Programme, celebrating Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann Sligo is funded under the Music Generation/Arts Council Partnership Programme. The first week in June gave ten young musicians the opportunity to explore composition and arrangement across classical and traditional genres under the guidance of professional composer and musician Neil Martin. Four days of intensive […]

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SLIGO LOVES LIVE MUSIC

   SLIGO LOVES LIVE MUSIC SATURDAY, JUNE 21ST THE ITALIAN QUARTER Celebrate Sligo’s vibrant music scene Sligo will host Ireland’s only Love:Live Music Day this year. Music Generation Sligo, Sligo Arts Service, Sligo Live and Sligo Music have joined forces with The Italian Quarter, Cairde Arts Festival, Furey’s Bar, Chapters and Ocean FM to host […]

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Summer Camp with Dervish & West Ocean String Quartet

Date: Monday 9th June – Friday 13 June: Time: 10am – 3.30pm Venue: The Model Age group – 13-18 Bookings: www.hawkswell.com/events/sligo-events   Phone: 071 916 1518 Young musicians age 13-18 – don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn and perform with Dervish & West Ocean String Quartet as part of the Music Generation Sligo Young Ensemble Week. We’re […]

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Music Generation Sligo to host Summer Camps as young musicians gear up for Fleadh

Dervish and West Ocean String Quartet to present master classes. 6,000 children benefit from Music Generation Sligo programme. Five young composers and 200 young Sligo performers to bring the ‘Big Bang’ to the National Concert Hall. Sligo will host Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in August and to celebrate Music Generation Sligo (MGS) has enlisted internationally […]

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