MUSICAL COMMUNITIES

Creating performance music opportunities for all
Our Musical Communities projects exist outside our usual school or youth settings and regularly involve those who don't fit our normal 0 - 18 age profile! 
These projects are often only possible thanks to collaborations with, and generous input from our county arts & library services, and other music, arts and community organisations. 
Browse through the information below for details on who we are currently working with and the resulting projects.

Céilidh Ukulele

We're taking our intergenerational ukulele project out across the region. Working in partnership with Offaly & Westmeath Age Friendly teams and Library Services together with our ETBs, generations in the same family will have the chance to learn ukulele while they spend time together :)

Baby Sing & Sign Sessions

Mums and babies are invited to join Danna for our 'Baby Sing & Sign' sessions. Available in Mullingar and Edenderry Libraries. Booking essential.

Memory Opera

The Memory Opera is joint project between Offaly Arts Office, Anam Beo and MGOW. Community musician Andy Spearpoint has been commissioned to create an intergeneration music project in Clara Co.Offaly. Through the project, participants will explore objects and sounds in relation to memory leading to the creation of a collaborative composition.
The project involves groups from Clara Youthreach, Family Resource Centre and in time a local MGOW partner primary school.

Creative Ireland

Cruinniú na nÓg, 13th June 2020, is a nationwide day of celebrating creativity among children and young people aged between 0-18 years. Managed locally by Offaly & Westmeath Library, MGOW contributes to the programme of free events.

Guitar Lessons for grown ups!

Join Darren for guitar lessons every Tuesday in Tullamore Library. Contact us for further details.

Ukulele Group

Our intergenerational ukulele group meet every Friday in Arden View Family Resource Centre, Tullamore. It has evolved through a partnership with Offaly Active Aging and St. Joseph's and Scoil Eoin Phól National Schools. The group aims to provide an opportunity for generations within families to enjoy learning and performing together.

Tea & Tunes

Tea & Tunes will be delivered as part of the Bealtine programme in Mullingar & Athlone libraries. See Events for further details.

TRACTION – Opera co-creation for social transformation

Irish National Opera plans to use Traction as an opportunity to create an innovative operatic work using new immersive technologies for presentation in 2022. The operas will be drawn from the experiences of three communities that currently have little or no connection to opera as an artform; Migrant communities in Tallaght through partnership with Civic Theatre; rural communities through partnership with Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath and Gaelteacht communities through partnership with Conradh Na Gaeilge. The result will be a unique VR opera experience that will be part of Irish National Opera’s artistic offering to audiences in many new contexts in the future.

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Music Generation Offaly/ Westmeath, c/o Offaly County Council;  Áras an Chontae; Charleville Road;  Tullamore, Co. Offaly R35 F893

t: (057) 934 - 6800 | e: musicgen@offalycoco.ie