Tipperary Regional Youth Service held two days of music workshops as part of their traditional Irish music project. At the workshops the young people had the opportunity to try out various instruments and did some song writing with Johnny B, one young person said “I can play a tune on the keyboard and would really like to continue to learn more”.
The Traditional music project has been running in Cashel and Tipperary since September 2012 with Fran and Pat Marnane as the lead facilitators in the project, in both youth projects there is a music bank with various instruments from guitars to keyboards to bodhran and many more, the music groups run on a weekly basis.
The project allows young people to learn various instruments in a group setting with a fun atmosphere and explores traditional Irish music. Community Music builds self-esteem, confidence, leadership skills, creates valuable group experiences and encourages musical creativity.
The groups will continue to run until December this year and by then the young people should have developed skills in specific instruments and will be able to play without the assistance of the facilitators. We will be running a music camp during the summer to allow more young people experience this wonderful project.
For further information on this project please contact Catherine on 087-7726888. Tipperary Regional Youth Service acknowledges the support from South Tipperary Development Company, The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government and the EU.