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Nenagh workshop event for Culture Night

Sunday, 13th September, 2020 8:36am
Nenagh workshop event for Culture Night

You need to register for the brass instrument workshop and there are only 10 places on offer.

Nenagh workshop event for Culture Night

You need to register for the brass instrument workshop and there are only 10 places on offer.

The virtual element of Music Generation Tipperary’s programmes for the night will be hosted on their Facebook page. There will be a strong focus on some brass and wind instruments, with presentations introducing young people to some instruments including trumpet, trombone, euphonium, clarinet, bass clarinet and flute. These are aimed at all ages and it is hoped that these short pieces might lead young people to pick up these instruments and feed into the amazing work being done on those instruments by bands, music schools and teachers across the county.

There will also be some more dedicated workshops for already experienced players too. Intermediate players are encouraged to log on to the Facebook page and enjoy classes in clarinet, flute, trombone and voice. Each class will address an aspect of technique associated with the instrument, and an aspect of these classes will include the cleaning of instruments, which is so important in the current climate.

Music Generation Tipperary will also hold one live workshop event. This creative composition workshop entitled ‘New Music Making with the Good Vibrations Orchestra!’ will take place at Nenagh Arts Centre and will follow strict adherence to all Covid-19 related guidance. This workshop is percussion based, and no previous musical experience or skill is required! It is suitable for young people from 8–12 years. The young people are encouraged to create their own music during the workshop, where they will use instruments pre supplied and made by Andy Spearpoint, one of Music Generation Tipperary’s tutors. The young people are encouraged to bring their own instruments to be part of the composition too if they like!

Music Generation Tipperary Music Development officer, Aidan O’Donnell said: “We’re very excited about our programme of events. We have already had some great successes this year in spite of Covid-19, with our World Fiddle day workshops and the Clonmel Rocks! programme in conjunction with the Clonmel Junction Arts Festival, and while we are naturally delighted to have our digital presentations available for young people across the entire county to enjoy, I am particularly excited to give some young people the chance to get into a space and actually play some music together!

“We’ve made every effort to make sure that this event is as safe as possible, and I am very satisfied that those attending and delivering the event will feel safe too. The workshop itself will be capped at 10 participants, and will be socially distanced throughout the theatre space. All participants and tutors will be required to wear masks throughout their attendance, and will have to sanitise upon entry and exit, and as required throughout the session; one way systems will be in place for entry and exit and the room is really well ventilated too. And while that is so important, and everyone’s safety is the number one priority, we can’t forget, that this offers a unique chance for 10 young people to get together and have some fun making music. I think it’s a really positive step forward, and hopefully we will get the chance to do more of this in the near future.”



The workshop will take place at 7.20pm, and will last for one hour 15 mins. It is free, but parents must register their child’s interest in attending this workshop by emailing by September 16th, where they will be furnished with the relevant information and forms that will allow access to the event. This will operate on a first come first served basis, and the first 10 who register interest will get the places accordingly, with a waiting list being set up with those who might miss out.

Music Generation Tipperary is funded locally by Tipperary ETB and Tipperary County Council.

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