Music Generation

Music Generation dlr comes to Dún Laoghaire

Friday, September 29, 2017
dlr County
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In a major boost for young people and music in the local area, dlr has been awarded a place on the prestigious Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme. Initiated by Music Network, co-funded by supergroup U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and dlr Music Education Partnership, this programme will see the establishment of a new music education service for children and young people ages 0 to 18 across the county with a very significant investment of €1.4 million over a three year period. 

Locally, dlr Music Generation is managed by dlr Music Education Partnership and funded by the Council, Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board, TUSLA, Southside Partnership DLR, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Blackrock Education Centre, IADT, UCD and Crosscare.   

Responding to this great news for music education in in our county, Philomena Poole, Chief Executive of dlr County Council, said: ‘We are delighted to have been awarded this opportunity which will allow us to further develop performance music education in dlr. We look forward to creating new opportunities for the children and young people of the County to develop their musical creativity.’

The project, expected to commence in 2018, will develop a range of affordable and accessible performance music programmes for children and young people in their local area. This will include the coordination of music tuition services within the county, working in partnership with schools, community music groups and tuition across a range of musical genres and styles.

For more information, contact dlr Arts Office on 01 236 2759 or musicgen@dlrcoco.ie