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.

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.

Music in Libraries

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

Community Ensemble

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.

Music in Libraries

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

Horizon 2020

Traction will link Irish National Opera with 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 number of unique VR opera experiences that will be part of Irish National Opera’s artistic offering to audiences from 2022.

Music in Libraries

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

Community Arts Project

The Memory Opera is joint project between Offaly Arts Office, Anam Beo and MGOW. Community musician Andy Spearpoint has been commissioned to develop this intergenerational music project in 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, Clara Family Resource Centre and in time a local MGOW partner primary school.

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

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