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Music Generation is embracing technology to keep the music alive during lockdown

Music Generation is embracing technology to keep the music alive during lockdown

Music Generation is embracing technology to keep the music alive during lockdown

Music Generation is embracing on-line technologies to keep its young musicians playing during lockdown

The social distancing restricions of our 'new normal' didn't prevent the talented young string musicians of Music Generation Louth from getting together while apart to record two impressive video performances.

Both the junior and senior string players have been busy practicing and attending on-line tuition since lockdown brought an end to their regular classes. Moving tuition on-line meant that the dedicated young musicians were able to continue with their lessons and now they have produced two videos demonstrating

The senior strings group, who are one of Music Generation Louth's longest standing groups, worked online with their director Davide Forti and musician Francesca De Nardi to prepare a very beautiful performance of Liebeslieder waltzer Op 52, No 1 by Johannes Brahm

Meanwhile, the junior strings group rehearsed online each Saturday morning across April to June during lockdown with tutors Lynn Sullivan, Davide Forti, and Francesca de Nardi. They have recorded a delightful version of 'Morning Has Broken'.

Both videos can be viewed on Music Generation's Facebook and YouTube channels.

Music Generation Louth's String Orchestra programme started in 2012 under the direction of Jayne Graham. The programme provides training in orchestral playing for young string players of all abilities and ages. New members welcome for 2020/2021 season which will commence in September.

Young trad players are being asked to sign up for the Gig Rig Trad Orchestra to receive on-line tuition from a host of talented tutors headed by none other that fiddle player Zoe Conway. The programme is open to young players with a minimum of two years experience with a series of four on-line workshops, taking place between now and mid-August.

The project is a collaboration between Music Generation Louth and Newry School of Traditional Music. Further information from Gemma Murray at gmurray@lmetb.ie

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