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In Pictures: Laois performers rock out at sixth annual music festival

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Music Generation Laois and Laois School of Music held their sixth annual music festival on Sunday, March 3 at Laois Music Centre in Portlaoise.

Over 120 performers took to the stage on an array of instruments.

These included the; harp, uilleann pipes, piano, trumpet, trad flute, violin, cello, voice, concertina, clarinet, guitar and button accordion.

Performers included children and adults, and the festival featured a multitude of styles and genres including classical, traditional, rock and jazz.

Bands, ensembles and a choir from Music Generation Laois programmes performed as well as a range of individual, duets and trios.

All performers are students of Laois School of Music and Music Generation Laois, and based in Laois Music Centre and local primary schools.

The festival was non-competitive.

Music Adviser on the day was Máirtín Tourish.

Mr Tourish is an accordionist, composer, producer, musicologist and member of well-known band Altan. He was on hand to give feedback and words of advice to each performer and to award medals.

See below for some brilliant photos taken by photographer Denis Byrne.

Alex Podiviseus performing on Sunday
Happy faces at the Laois School of Music and Music Generation Laois Festival of Music on Sunday Photo: Denis Byrne
Grace Page and Murdo Anton
The Imagine Animals onstage at the Laois School of Music and Music Generation Laois Festival of Music on Sunday
Anthony and Katie Davis
Lucy Barton and Erin Hassett

Music Generation Laois Trad Group Photo: Denis Byrne
Anna Kelly shows her drumming prowess on Sunday Photo: Denis Byrne
Music Generation Laois P-Pops Choir Photo: Denis Byrne
Erin Hassett performing at the Laois School of Music and Music Generation Laois Festival of Music on Sunday Photo: Denis Byrne
Guitars ready to rock on Sunday Photo: Denis Byrne
Laois School of Music coordinator Jason Ritchie with Special Guest Martin Tourish at the Laois School of Music and Music Generation Laois Festivla of Music Concert Photo: Denis Byrne

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