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Alan Leech

Now Enrolling!

Recruitment is now underway for singers aged between 5 and 13 years to join our 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 cost is €60 for 10 weeks, with the first rehearsal taking place in:


Main Vocal Ensemble

Carrick-On-Shannon - Monday 07th November, 2022 (The Heritage Centre)

       Explorers (5-8 years) at 4:30pm

       Juniors (8-13yrs) at 5:15pm

Sub Vocal Ensembles

Ballinamore                  - Tuesday 08th November, 2022 (The Island Theatre)

        Juniors (8-13 years) at 4.15pm

Manorhamilton           - Thursday 10th November, 2022 (The Glens Centre)

        Juniors (8-13 years) at 4.15pm

The aim of Shannon Voices is to offer all children and young people in the region a chance to learn from and sing alongside leading professionals in the area of vocal exploration.


Alan Leech, one of Ireland’s leading tenors and former conductor with the RTE Philharmonic Choir, will work with the young singers as they develop their own unique style.  The choir will explore a number of genres including Folk, Pop, Classical and Rap.  Alan will be joined by members of Musician Educator teams working with Music Generation Leitrim and Music Generation Roscommon.


Music Generation Development Officers Therese McCartin (Leitrim) and Ellen Glennon (Roscommon) are very excited about this project. Both truly believe this is a fantastic and unique opportunity for the children and young people in Roscommon-Leitrim and the surrounding area.


Therese McCartin says “We are delighted to be joining forces with our neighbours - Music Generation Roscommon in association with Sing Ireland to develop Shannon Voices.  Together with Alan Leech’s knowledge and expertise this is set to be a wonderful adventure for the children and young people in Roscommon & Leitrim”.


Ellen Glennon says “Music Generation Roscommon is delighted to be part of this collaboration.

We are excited to be working in partnership with Music Generation Leitrim and Sing Ireland and look forward to hearing the golden voices of the children and young people from Roscommon & Leitrim under the direction of Alan Leech”.


Alan Leech says “In these testing times with a long tough winter ahead of us we need to sing.  Singing has tremendous psychological, physiological and sociological benefits to all. Come and explore ‘Voice’ with us”


Therese McCartin (Music Generation Leitrim)

Email:    Phone: 086 0453816


Ellen Glennon (Music Generation Roscommon)

Email: Phone: 086 0146516

Registration for Cross County Choir

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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