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Music Generation Laois set to excite crowds at St Patrick’s Day in Dublin

For a second year, Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra will head to the St Patrick’s Festival Quarter in Collins’ Barracks in Dublin to celebrate and perform on the Main Festival Stage.

36 musicians from Music Generation, led by Director Siobhan Buckley, will perform at St. Patrick’s Festival Quarter in Collins Barracks from 1pm.

There will be lots to dance to with a packed programme of music over St Patrick’s weekend.

Back in Laois, there will be over 40 young musicians and singers set to perform at Hynds Square, Portlaoise from 2-4.30pm on Friday 17 March for some Irish Traditional Music!

Rock and Pop bands, Trad Groups, soloists and duos will perform, including well-known Music Generation Laois band Anita.

Anita were recent winners of the electric Youth competition, which secured this 5-piece rock band an opportunity to perform at Electric Picnic in 2022.

Anita recently released their debut EP ‘How Would I Know.’ The Hynds Square performances are part of a range of events to mark St. Patrick’s Day in Portlaoise, including a parade, street performers, food stalls and entertainment.

On Saturday, March 18, harpers from Music Generation Laois will travel to Waterford City to take part in the Waterford St. Patrick’s Festival.

This group of young harpers, ‘The Harpettes’ will play as a group in Waterford Central Library at 7pm, and also as a large harp ensemble, The Music Generation Harp Collective on the Main St. Patrick’s Festival Stage at 3pm.

On Sunday, March 19, Music Generation Laois is part of Music Generation, Ireland’s national music education programme which gives children and young people access to high-quality performance music education.

With a mission to remove barriers of access to music and create inspiring musical experiences for children and young people, Music Generation are thrilled to collaborate with Ireland’s National Festival to create such a memorable live performance opportunity for its young participants.

Anita performing at the Music Generation Laois Rock & Pop Christmas Showcase in Kavanagh’s.
Picture: Alf Harvey.


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