NEWS & EVENTS
June & October 2022
It was wonderful to welcome our Singfest workshops back after a 2 year break! This year over 1,200 children & young people joined us for singing workshops under the expert guidance of Patrick Barrett, conductor of the Irish Youth Training Choir.
Offaly Faoin Spéir
Saturday 16th April
Join us for free musical workshops taking place in the surrounds of Tullamore Town park in a lovely large stretch tent.
Workshops include drum circles and a feast of other musical treats including an intergenerational ukulele session. It’s the perfect event for all the family!
Uilleann Pipe Tuition
Have you ever wanted to learn the Uilleann Pipes? Piperlink might be the solution. Join us for weekly online tuition at local broadband connection points and start your piping journey
Music Week 2022
17th - 22nd October 2022
Well done to all our musicians - young and not so young - for being part of our Music Week 2022! Brilliant performances & workshops rocked Belvedere House and Gardens rounding off with a great big play-along! What a fab way to end our week of events in our music tent. #lovelivemusic #musicjam #lovemakingmusic #LocalLive #nationalsingingweek #lovesinging
Music Jam is Back!!!!
Starting 15th September
Music Jam is coming back!!! We'll be starting sessions on Wednesday 15th September and we'd love to see you but we've had to make a few changes... because our groups will be smaller there are fewer places to go round - if you'd like to be here rocking the barracks like always then email us at email@example.com and we'll let you know how to register
Culture Night 2022
Friday 23rd September
We were delighted to perform with Tolu Makay and Felispeaks with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra Live at Lough Boora. Presented by RTÉ in association with Arts Council Ireland you can catch-up on RTÉ Player
#CultureNight2022 | One Night for All
Thursdays | 4.30 - 6.30pm
Introducing our NEW teen drop-in hours. Frank and Cody will be on hand in the Barracks and you're invited to drop in. Just let us know that you might be swinging by!!!
Music Box Studio Experience
5th - 16th July, 2021
We're looking forward to running our Music Box Studio Experience - a residency for songwriters, bands, in fact anyone interested in making their own music! This year they not only have access to our fabulous studio in Mullingar where they can learn from great musicians and record their own song, but we are also bringing in a videographer and teaching them all about creating EPKs (that's an electronic press kit to you and me :) Follow their progress on FB
Offaly County Council awarded Excellence Award
23rd November, 2020
Offaly County Council, MGOW's lead partner, were recently awarded a Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2020 in sustaining the arts. The Excellence in Local Government Awards 2020 (ELG Awards), sponsored by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, recognise and celebrate outstanding work being carried out by local authorities all over Ireland.
For more info see https://www.chambers.ie/events/elg-awards/