Celebrate St. Patrick’s Festival with over a hundred young musicians from across Ireland as they showcase their dynamic take on Irish Traditional Music and celebrate Ireland’s national emblem - The Harp. Join Music Generation’s young community of harpers, rappers and classical, folk and traditional musicians as they unite to mark the premier of new Irish works.
Ireland’s national music education programme which transforms the lives of children and young people through access to high-quality performance music education.
Featuring musicians from Music Generations Louth, Laois and Mayo, will premier new work from prolific composer Michael Rooney. Joined by the acclaimed harper himself, the programme will also include special arrangements from his works performed by Laois Trad Orchestra.
Louth’s Folk Orchestra, a Comhaltas and Music Generation Louth initiative, where young musicians from across Louth, Meath, Monaghan and Armagh will perform “Causeway”, a suite of new music with Mohsen Amini. Music Generation Mayo’s Harp Collective will take audiences on a thrilling journey of unique traditional arrangements.
All the way from Cork City, the young rap artists in collaboration with harper Donnchadh MacAodh, bring their urban, meaningful and ‘pure daycent’ approach to new and traditional Irish music.
This programme is presented by Rosa Flannery, Siobhán Buckley, Deirdre Ní Bhuachalla, Gráinne Hambly, Kay Webster and William Jackson with special thanks to Michael Rooney, Mohsen Amini, Donnchadh MacAodha, and Garry McCarthy.
Created with the support of Harp Ireland, Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol, The Kabin Studio, Music Generation National Development Office, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and The Arts Council.
Music Generation is Ireland’s national music education programme, initiated by Music Network, co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Local Music Education Partnerships.