NEWS & EVENTS
Summer Music Camps!
July & August 2021
We've something for everyone this summer! From beat-boxing for flute players to trad fiddle & concertina workshops, try the pipes sessions and singing with Summer Voices there's plenty of music making still going on...Further details and registration is just a click away :)
Family Song Time
Tuesdays in May
Singers of all ages are invited to join us for a series of online singing sessions taking place each Tuesday in May...and by the miracle of technology we can connect with families spread across multiple households!
‘Family Song Time’ is an ‘Intergenerational Singing Session’ for children and their extended family, bringing families together through song. Sessions will be led by Alan Leech of Chamber Choir Ireland.
Part of Bealtaine Festival 2021, Family Song Time will include the opportunity to sing songs loved by old and young alike. In addition to weekly singing fun, special guests séan-nós singer Fiona Kelleher and rapper Garry McCarthy will be dropping in for some of the sessions.
Aimed at primary school aged children, their parents, grandparents and extended family with sessions organised into age groups. The 3.30pm session will be focused on younger singers aged 4-8 and their families, and the second session beginning at 4.15pm for singers aged 8-12 and their relatives.
Music Jam is ONLINE!
Wednesdays | from 3.30pm
For those of you who can't come to us but miss making music you're very welcome to join us virtually for a weekly play through. PM us for details
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
May After-School Music Sessions
Weekly activities during May
Looking to join a music group with other like minded young people... we have something for everyone from singing to music production. New members always welcome!
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/
Thursdays | 6.30pm
Following on from the success of our 1st album we're always on the lookout for the writers who will feature on our 2nd! For a no pressure, collective approach to songwriting, guided by industry experienced songwriters, message us for info on how to get involved.
Register your interest
Our resident music producer is getting ready to run another 6 week course in using digital audio tools to create your own music. For further information and to register your interest see below and we'll be back to you with all of the details.
Registration for 2021/22 will open soon
Our Orchestral Residency is starting back online with tutor led gatherings. Young people interested in challenging their playing by being part of this unique ensemble are welcome to join.