FOLK SINGING CLUB
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.
SHANNON VOICES CHOIR
Recruitment is now underway for singers aged between 5 and 17 years to join a brand new two-county choir, ‘Shannon Voices’. Music Generation Leitrim and Music Generation Roscommon have joined forces on this exciting collaborative project, in association with Sing Ireland.
Children and young people who love to sing are encouraged to click HERE and fill out the application form. The first rehearsal will take place on Thursday 1st of October.
Junior (age 5-8yrs) 5.00 – 5.30
Middle (age 8-13yrs) 5.30 – 6.30
Senior (age 13 – 17yrs) 6.30 – 7.30
YOUTH TRAD ORCHESTRA
Leitrim, and the northwest generally, is regarded and recognised for its traditional music going back many generations, and the ongoing work of individual musicians, music teachers, festivals and organisations has given rise to a great number of exciting and ambitious young musicians ready to carry that tradition forward into the future.
Young people in the region have several opportunities to learn traditional music through a variety of excellent music education providers. In Leitrim this is also supported by active Comhaltas branches in Ballinamore, Drumsna, Drumshanbo and Glenfarne promoting traditional music through regular classes and activities. Drumshanbo also plays host to the award winning and internationally renowned Joe Mooney Summer School which presents a packed programme of workshops, recitals, ceilithe, lectures and music events each year.
ONLINE GUITAR AND UKELELE CLASSES
Following on from the success of online ukulele and guitar classes during Covid, the team at Music Generation Leitrim are launching their online classes for the autumn season. While the team of Music Educators were forced to change direction quickly last March, they are continuing to adapt and find new ways to connect young musicians around the county.
Classes are suitable for children and young people from 8 - 17 years.