Despite the onset of Covid-19, Music Generation Tipperary has been continually rolling out its programmes across Co Tipperary, and that trend is set to continue in the coming weeks with two new events set to be offered to children and young people across the county.
In recent weeks, Music Generation Tipperary have started their online Bass guitar hubs, ‘Tipperary Sings!’, their multi-generational family choir (which is still open to applications), and most recently had a call out for young people to join their upcoming Ukulele hub. However, one ongoing programme will get some of the limelight as part of the St Patrick’s Day celebrations and another will be offered to young people in Tipperary for the first time. Since December last year, members of their uilleann pipe programme have been learning the pipes, completely online, and on St Patrick’s Day, will get a chance to show off their progress through a series of video presentations, along with their tutors, Claire Fennell and Alain O’Carroll.
Also on the day, the next (April 3rd) instalment of the popular ‘The Session’ programme will go live on the Music Generation Tipperary Facebook page, where young traditional musicians across the county can get the opportunity to play along in a session with some of Ireland’s top professional performers, including Niamh Dunne and Sean Óg Graham from the band Beoga, who collaborated recently with Ed Sheeran. Sessions are available for beginners, intermediate and advanced players.
During the Easter Holidays, on April 7th, 8th and 9th, Music Generation Tipperary will run a Music Technology course, aimed at young people aged between 12 and 18 years. This course will introduce young people to the basics of sound production, and again will be delivered online. The course is limited to 15 spaces, and is offered at just €30 for the whole course. The sessions run each day from 10am to 12.30pm. Places will be offered on a first come first served basis.
Talking about the programmes, Music Development Officer with Music Generation Tipperary Aidan O’Donnell said: “We are delighted to continue providing these unique opportunities for children and young people across Tipperary.
“In particular, programmes like Tipperary Sings, The Session, and the upcoming Music Technology course are really important, because they encourage young people to continue to engage with each other, especially at this time, and are pathways we have developed for ensuring that everyone still has an opportunity to find their creative voice, and above all else, enjoy music.”
To sign up for this programme, or to find out more about any of the ongoing programmes offered by Music Generation Tipperary, contact [email protected]
Music Generation Tipperary is funded locally by Tipperary ETB and Tipperary County Council.