Have Your Say on Music!

Friday, February 24, 2017
dlr County
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office is seeking your views to inform the development of music in the county and to prepare an application to Music Generation for inclusion in its national music education programme. This work will be carried out alongside a review of current music provision in the county which will enable the Arts Office to plan effective supports for music for everyone in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Cormac Devlin said,

"Following on from the creation of the Council’s Arts Development Plan last year, we are delighted to now focus on the growth and development of music in this county and to begin planning a range of services and supports to assist the people of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown to actively participate, engage, learn and develop through music. This is an important phase in the implementation of our County Arts Plan.”

In order to plan sustainable actions for the development of music in the county the Arts Office has prepared three online surveys, one for musicians and those with a general interest in music,  a second for those currently providing music education services in the county and a third for the general public who have an interest in Music Generation.

These surveys are available online at www.dlrcoco.ie/arts and will be open to responses from Wednesday 22nd February until Sunday 12th March.

Copies of the surveys will also be available at your local library. 

In addition, we are holding two World Café Engagement Sessions as part of our music development research work. These sessions will be held as follows:

Session 1: dlr Music Development - General Public

                    For people with a general interest in music development in dlr

        Thursday 9th March, dlr LexIcon, Haigh Terrace, Dún Laoghaire. 19:00 – 20:30

Session 2:  dlr Music Development - Young People

          For young people (12– 18) interested in music in their local area

        Saturday 11th March, Grainstore, Cabinteely, Dublin 18. 10:00 – 11:30


Places for these events are limited and registration is essential.

For more information please email: artbookings@dlrcoco.ie or phone (01) 2362759

Kenneth Redmond, Arts Officer for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown also commented,

“We are really pleased to be at a point where we can focus on music development and welcome the views of those who are interested, including our children and young people, to inform our planning process. Public participation in our surveys will ensure that the Arts Office designs the most appropriate supports for both music education services and access to music in your local area in the coming years.”

For further information or queries in relation to the music development process log on to: www.dlrcoco.ie/arts