Music Generation Laois Weekend Concert
Music Generation Laois will host its third weekend concert series in the magnificent surrounds of the restored Malt House, on 3rd and 4th May 2019. The series brings together a stellar line-up of international, award-winning musicians and performers to play alongside Music Generation’s own young musicians.
Highlights on Friday 3rd include one of Ireland’s foremost harp players and composer Michael Rooney – Zoë Conway and John McIntyre who have been described as “simply one of the best folk duos on the planet” by the BBC. Both play alongside Music Generation Laois Senior Harp Ensemble, Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra and Senior Trad Group.
Headline acts on Saturday 4th include Chris Stout (fiddle) and Catriona McKay (harp), who won BBC Radio 2 “best duo” folk awards 2018 and are long-term collaborators and mentors of Music Generation Laois young musicians. The Music Generation Laois Junior Trad Group with Ernestine Healy, as well as the Senior Harp Ensemble, Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra will all be performing on the night. Saturday also sees the launch of Stradbally’s own Tommy Fitzharris & Donal McCague’s new album ‘The Bank of Turf’ – And you can enjoy the Irish premiere of Body Percussion accompanied by the full Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra; this unique way of making music has to be experienced in person to be appreciated!
‘In its third year, we are really excited and grateful to be back in this exquisite venue – thanks to Glen Bradshaw who allows us take over his beautiful Malt House each year for this event. Support in the community like this has enabled Music Generation Laois grow to reach over 3,000 young people, who otherwise may not have access to instruments or music lessons. The Music at The Malt House is a small taster of what we do, as well as a superb evening’s entertainment for all the family.’ Rosa Flannery is Music Generation Laois’ Co-Ordinator.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience an amazing line up of musicians unleash their talents alongside the next generation of Ireland’s music makers. Tickets are a very affordable €5 from 0578663355 or Dunamaise.ie.
This lyrical series kicks off Music Generation Laois’s packed Summer programme of events and festivals for 2019 – For more information see Musicgenerationlaois.ie.