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Saturday 29 August 2015

Music Generation strikes gold in Newry

Published 16/04/2014 | 05:20

Delighted members of Music Generation Louth bringing home their awards from the Newry Feis.
Delighted members of Music Generation Louth bringing home their awards from the Newry Feis.

Music Generation Louth's Junior String Orchestra was thrilled to come first place in the string ensemble competition at Newry Feis this week. The programme's Playstrings Training Orchestra also played superbly well and pulled off third place in the same competition.

Both groups rehearse weekly on Saturday mornings in the Music Department of DkIT under the expert direction of tutor Jayne Graham. The standard of playing in the competition was extremely high but the polished performances by both Music Generation Louth groups impressed everyone.

Music Generation Louth Coordinator Gemma Murray said: 'We were delighted that both groups came home with the trophies this year.'

'Of course it is not all about winning but when it happens, it's a great boost for everyone involved,' she continued. 'Jayne is a fabulous leader for the group; under her direction these 50 young musicians are receiving quality training as orchestral string players. Being part of a string ensemble has developed everyone's playing beyond measure. The group worked hard in the lead up to the competition. The fantastic result was a tribute to all the hard work and commitment from Jayne, the children and their parents.'

Membership is open for both orchestras and the group is delighted to hear from children and young people who would like to join. Inquiries to: Gemma Murray, Co-ordinator, Music Generation Louth, Louth and Meath Education and Training Board, Chapel Street, Dundalk. Call (042) 9364635 or email musicgeneration@lmetb.ie

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