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MUSIC GENERATION ‘Folk singing club’ facilitated by renowned Cathy Jordan.


Cathy Jordan

The Folk Singing Club is an exciting new project for the children and young people in the region. Cathy Jordan who has been a professional singer with the traditional group Dervish, will work with the young folk singers on a weekly basis..

The aim of The Folk Singing Club is to expose the children and young people to traditional music and song and to learn a repertoire of folk and traditional songs from both the local area and further afield.

Cathy who was born into the world of folk and traditional singing says, ‘Community engagement is vital to the relevance and survival of traditional music and song, which can connect people of all ages in a beautiful way. Exposure to traditional music has eroded over the years and it’s important that we do our best to introduce our young people to traditional music and singing. There is fantastic repertoire that our young people could enjoy and all sing together. By doing this we open up a whole new world to the next generation and ensure an audience for this style into the future.’ Cathy also points out the psychological and physical benefits most notably it’s boosting of oxygen and ‘happy hormones’ - She says ‘Singing is a natural healer, it lifts your spirits and makes you feel good. That is so important at a time like this’.

Development Officer Therese McCartin says ‘Music Generation Leitrim is delighted to be working with Cathy Jordan and I look forward to hearing the repertoire the children and young people learn as they start this wonderful journey into the world of folk music’. 

If you have an interest in Folk and Traditional Singing we would love to hear from you. Just fill in the application form. Classes are suitable for 8 - 17 year olds. The first rehearsal will be on Thursday 8th of October. 

For all queries contact

Registration for Folk Singing Club

Music Generation Leitrim and Music Generation Roscommon are part of Ireland’s national music education programme, initiated by Music Network and co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.

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