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Monday 23 September 2019

Music Generation busy at Fleadh

Sing Ireland and Music Generation Louth
Sing Ireland and Music Generation Louth

Margaret Roddy

Singers young and old are invited to join Sing Ireland and Music Generation Louth at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann's Gig Rig in Drogheda on Thursday 15 August 2019, 5pm.

The idea is to pack out Bolton Square with singers to perform a big sing version of old traditional favourite 'Óró sé do Bheatha'Bhaile' using the beautiful part arrangement which can be downloaded from www.choirscan.com

Singing will be led by Drogheda's own Alan Leech and also feature Music Generation Louth's stunning new Youth Choir Young Voices Louth along with guest musicians including Louth's O'Connor family.

The group of post-primary school pupils spent last week preparing for the event at workshops in DkIt.

As well as performing at the Fleadh, they will also perform in An Tain Arts Centre, Dundalk as part of Culture Night in September.

This project is a collaboration between Music Generation Louth and Sing Ireland made possible with funding provided by the Music Generation/Arts Council partnership.

Music Generation are going to be very busy at the Fleadh on Thursday. On the same day, the talented young players of the Schools Traditional Orchestra Collective will be performing on the Gig Rig at 2pm under the leadership of Zoe Conway.

The Youth Folk Orchestra Nós Nua, a collaboration between Music Generation Louth and Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, Oriel Centre, will be performing on the Gig Rig at 9pm.

Music Generation Louth's harp ensemble will be performing at 6pm, in the beautiful setting of St Peter's Church supporting Garadice.

And on the final day of the Fleadh, Nós Nua will be performing in the Slán le Droichead Átha Concert at the Barbican Centre on Monday August 19.

The contribution which young musicians from Music Generation made to the Fleadh, both this year and last, was highlighted when two of their young musicians were featured on the cover of this year's programme.

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