Latest Laois Event: Music Generation Laois launches its Summer School of Rock and Pop
Stellar lineup of musicians for annual Summer School of Rock and Pop
Music Generation Laois will run a fortnight-long Summer School of Rock and Pop
Music Generation Laois will run a fortnight-long Summer School of Rock and Pop, kicking off this Monday 5 July, in Laois Music Centre. Aimed at young musicians age 10-18, the programme includes jamming, band playing, song-writing, music technology. Supported by Creative Ireland Laois, the cost to take part is just €70.
The Summer School which was launched today, runs from 11am-3.30pm each day in Laois Music Centre, Church Avenue, Portlaoise, from the 5-16 July, and a team of well-known local musicians will facilitate including Ros O‘Meara (drums/guitar), Terry Byrne (guitar/vocals), David Harte (bass guitar), James O’Connor (guitar/vocals) and Denise Boyle (guitar/fiddle).
A team of special guest musicians from BIMM Institute Dublin, will also join the teaching team this year, including Drummer Dave Hingerty (Paul Brady, Bronagh Gallagher, The Frames), Bassist Robbie Malone (The Corrs, Hothouse Flowers, Damien Dempsey) and Guitar player Darren Bell (Imelda May, Hothouse Flowers, Al Porter).
Speaking at today’s launch, well known Laois musician Terry Byrne, who will be working with young musicians at the Summer School, said, ‘it’s a great opportunity for young Laois musicians to make up for lost time, come together, jam, meet new people and build their confidence as musicians.’
This year’s Summer School of Rock and Pop is supported by Creative Ireland Laois, Laois County Council and part of the Creative Ireland programme 2017-2022.
Music Generation Laois and Laois School of Music have a range of instrumental and vocal classes available in Portlaoise, as well as band/ensemble/orchestra and Summer Camp opportunities – an instrument hire service is also available. Music Generation Laois’ also offers a well-established schools’ programme.
Music Generation Laois is part of Laois Offaly Education and Training Board (lead partner) and supported locally by Laois County Council.
Music Generation Laois is part of Music Generation, Ireland’s national music education programme, initiated by Music Network and co-funded by U2, the Ireland Funds and the Department of Education and Skills.