ONLY 4 DAYS UNTIL NATIONAL MUSIC DAY!

17 June 2013

Are you a music student, a music lover, an amateur or professional player or just looking for a quirky, fun way to participate in love:live music?  Then we have the perfect way to join in on June 21st!  

ONLY 4 DAYS UNTIL NATIONAL MUSIC DAY!
PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR FUN EVENTS AT LOVE:LIVE MUSIC 2013
Are you a music student, a music lover, an amateur or professional player or just looking for a quirky, fun way to participate in love:live music?  Then we have the perfect way to join in on June 21st!  
Initiated by Music Network in 2010 and now celebrating its fourth year, love:live music - National Music Day is now only 4 days away!  love:live music celebrates all that’s great about Irish music-making with hundreds of FREE, family friendly events around the country.  It is a completely inclusive event that welcomes all genres of music performance and all levels from amateur to professional.   Over 200 live free musical events will take place all around the country in a vibrant celebration of live music on Friday June 21st and its easy to get involved!  
HERE ARE SOME FREE MUSICAL EVENTS TAKING PLACE NATIONWIDE ON JUNE 21 NOW CALLING FOR PARTICIPANTS:
SUN RA LIVES - DUBLIN
In celebration of love:live music Outerspaceways Inc. will be leading a Sun Ra tribute troupe throughout the city, culminating in a massive blow-out in Meeting House Square at 6pm.  Over 50 musicians are needed to join in - it doesn't matter what you play as long as its acoustic, brass, woodwind, strings or portable percussion will work - the more the merrier.  If singing is your thing, bring your voice!   No rehearsals necessary - just contact admin@musicnetwork.ie and instructions will be sent to you.  This is a participatory event so whether you're an accomplished player or just getting started, there is a place for you in the band!  OuterSpaceways Inc. are an underground collaboration of Dublin bands OKO and Ghozties, who’ve previously come together for pop up happenings at festivals like Electric Picnic. Along with a dirty dozen friends from the Dublin jazz scene, they’ll make a series of guerrilla performances around the city as part of love:live music 2013 culminating in a mass musical performance in Meeting House Square at 6pm.  
CHORAL GATHERING - DUBLIN
If you’d like to make your voice heard on National Music Day, then we've got just the event for you!  Music Network and Walton’s New School of Music would like to invite singers and members of the public to take part in a celebratory Choral Gathering in Dublin's Meeting House Square on Friday the 21st of June - ‘Singing All The Way Home’.  This fun and lively event – featuring performances of two popular Irish songs by experienced singers, plus a third song which we’ll be encouraging members of the public to join in with, will be co-ordinated by experienced choral facilitator and National Chamber Choir of Ireland tenor, Alan Leech.  Singers of all ages - with choral experience please, (children also welcome) - are invited to gather in Meeting House Square at 12pm where we’ll be encouraging you to loosen up those vocal chords and warm up your voices during a 30-minute rehearsal of all three numbers.  Once the rehearsal has ended, members of the public will be invited to join our singers in Meeting House Square at 12.45pm for a community style Choral Gathering, which will start at 1:00pm and run through until 1:45pm.  
DUBLIN STREET MUSIC PROGRAMME – DUBLIN 12:30pm-6:30pm in 3 locations: North Earl Street (next to James Joyce Statue), South King Street, Barnardo Square (next to City Hall on Dame Street)
love: live music 2013 will be embracing Dublin`s wonderful history of street music by having musicians perform at 4 designated locations on the streets of the city from 12.30pm to 6.30pm on Friday 21st June.  This event welcomes Dublin`s street music community but also encourages non-street musicians and ensembles to use the street as their stage for the day!  Dublin is internationally famous for our street musicians - Glen Hansard & The Hothouse Flowers are just some of the musicians who started out on our capital`s streets.
Musicians will be allocated one hour slots each at one of our 4 city-street locations (Barnardo Sq, South King Street, North Earl St - beside the James Joyce statue and Curved St, Temple Bar). The locations have been allocated by the kind permission of Dublin City Council and Temple Bar Cultural Trust. All types of music and acts – from samba and classical to rap and jazz – solo performers or ensembles - are welcome as part of the very first Dublin Street Music Programme.  To register contact: dandavidbelton@gmail.com
WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT FOR LARGEST TIN WHISTLE ENSEMBLE - ENNIS
As part of the Clare Connections concert featuring a host of fantastic folk, trad and roots music groups - Lúnasa, The Lost Brothers, Joanie Madden, the Kilfenora Céilí Band plus lots more.  Hosted by internationally renowned acoustic group Lúnasa, they will be attempting to break the current Guinness world record for the largest tin whistle ensemble - this means more than 1020 tin whistle players are needed in Ennis on June 21st!  Check out the video for the tune tutorial feat Kevin Crawford from Lúnasa:  http://youtu.be/ZQuMtHpqiAQ    Event is free but ticketed – details: lovelivemusicennis@gmail.com
ORCHESTRAL EXPLORATIONS - SLIGO
Sligo Baroque Orchestra are inviting members of the public with some instrumental competence to join them for a rehearsal and performance of two or three pieces from the Baroque/Classical period at The Model in Sligo between 6 and 7.30pm.  For more details contact: The Model 071 9141405 or email rodalston@eircom.net
YOUTH STREET MUSIC – YOUGHAL
Calling all young Youghal musicians, If you love:live music then help us bring music to the streets of Youghal by taking part in some outdoor performances.  More information: youghalcommunityhealth@hotmail.com or call Nicola Lucey 086 4668484.
TRY THE UILLEANN PIPES - 6 NATIONWIDE LOCATIONS 
Seamus Ennis Centre Naul, Co Dublin 4-6pm; Marshes Shopping Centre Dundalk, Co Louth 2-4pm; Limerick Milk Market Limerick 1-3pm; Laois Shopping Centre Portlaoise 3.30-5.30pm; Eyre Square Shopping Centre Galway 5-7pm; City Square Shopping Centre Waterford 2-5pm.   
As part of love:live music on June 21st, Na Píobairí Uilleann are hosting “Try the Pipes” events in 6 locations around the country. Members of the public will have the opportunity to try a set of uilleann pipes with the assistance of an experienced player. People of all ages are encouraged to have a go. Uilleann pipes are the Irish form of bagpipes and their unique sound has given them iconic status around the world.  Events are free but some are ticketed – see each location listing for details.
To find out more and for a full list of all events registered across the country, log onto www.lovelivemusic.ie
love:live music is co-ordinated by Music Network and is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and The Arts Council. For further details log on to www.lovelivemusic.ie facebook.com/pages/LoveLive-Music, twitter.com/lovelivemusicIE
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW PLEASE CONTACT:
ANN MARIE WALSH – NOVATONE MUSIC MEDIA 
087 2460957 / 01  2018946 musicireland@hotmail.com
4 days to love:live music – participants needed for fun musical events!Are you a music student, a music lover, an amateur or professional player or just looking for a quirky, fun way to participate in love:live music?  Then we have the perfect way to join in on June 21st!  

Initiated by Music Network in 2010 and now celebrating its fourth year, love:live music - National Music Day is now only 4 days away!  love:live music celebrates all that’s great about Irish music-making with hundreds of FREE, family friendly events around the country.  It is a completely inclusive event that welcomes all genres of music performance and all levels from amateur to professional.   Over 200 live free musical events will take place all around the country in a vibrant celebration of live music on Friday June 21st and its easy to get involved!  

HERE ARE SOME FREE MUSICAL EVENTS TAKING PLACE NATIONWIDE ON JUNE 21 NOW CALLING FOR PARTICIPANTS:

SUN RA LIVES - DUBLIN

In celebration of love:live music Outerspaceways Inc. will be leading a Sun Ra tribute troupe throughout the city, culminating in a massive blow-out in Meeting House Square at 6pm. Over 50 musicians are needed to join in - it doesn't matter what you play as long as its acoustic, brass, woodwind, strings or portable percussion will work - the more the merrier.  If singing is your thing, bring your voice!   No rehearsals necessary - just contact admin@musicnetwork.ie and instructions will be sent to you.  This is a participatory event so whether you're an accomplished player or just getting started, there is a place for you in the band!  OuterSpaceways Inc. are an underground collaboration of Dublin bands OKO and Ghozties, who’ve previously come together for pop up happenings at festivals like Electric Picnic. Along with a dirty dozen friends from the Dublin jazz scene, they’ll make a series of guerrilla performances around the city as part of love:live music 2013 culminating in a mass musical performance in Meeting House Square at 6pm.  

CHORAL GATHERING - DUBLIN

If you’d like to make your voice heard on National Music Day, then we've got just the event for you!  Music Network and Walton’s New School of Music would like to invite singers and members of the public to take part in a celebratory Choral Gathering in Dublin's Meeting House Square on Friday the 21st of June - ‘Singing All The Way Home’.  This fun and lively event – featuring performances of two popular Irish songs by experienced singers, plus a third song which we’ll be encouraging members of the public to join in with, will be co-ordinated by experienced choral facilitator and National Chamber Choir of Ireland tenor, Alan Leech.  Singers of all ages - with choral experience please, (children also welcome) - are invited to gather in Meeting House Square at 12pm where we’ll be encouraging you to loosen up those vocal chords and warm up your voices during a 30-minute rehearsal of all three numbers.  Once the rehearsal has ended, members of the public will be invited to join our singers in Meeting House Square at 12.45pm for a community style Choral Gathering, which will start at 1:00pm and run through until 1:45pm.  

DUBLIN STREET MUSIC PROGRAMME – DUBLIN

12:30pm-6:30pm in 3 locations: North Earl Street (next to James Joyce Statue), South King Street, Barnardo Square (next to City Hall on Dame Street)

love: live music 2013 will be embracing Dublin`s wonderful history of street music by having musicians perform at 4 designated locations on the streets of the city from 12.30pm to 6.30pm on Friday 21st June.  This event welcomes Dublin`s street music community but also encourages non-street musicians and ensembles to use the street as their stage for the day!  Dublin is internationally famous for our street musicians - Glen Hansard & The Hothouse Flowers are just some of the musicians who started out on our capital`s streets.
Musicians will be allocated one hour slots each at one of our 4 city-street locations (Barnardo Sq, South King Street, North Earl St - beside the James Joyce statue and Curved St, Temple Bar). The locations have been allocated by the kind permission of Dublin City Council and Temple Bar Cultural Trust. All types of music and acts – from samba and classical to rap and jazz – solo performers or ensembles - are welcome as part of the very first Dublin Street Music Programme.  To register contact: dandavidbelton@gmail.com

WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT FOR LARGEST TIN WHISTLE ENSEMBLE - ENNIS

As part of the Clare Connections concert featuring a host of fantastic folk, trad and roots music groups - Lúnasa, The Lost Brothers, Joanie Madden, the Kilfenora Céilí Band plus lots more.  Hosted by internationally renowned acoustic group Lúnasa, they will be attempting to break the current Guinness world record for the largest tin whistle ensemble - this means more than 1020 tin whistle players are needed in Ennis on June 21st!  Check out the video for the tune tutorial feat Kevin Crawford from Lúnasa:  http://youtu.be/ZQuMtHpqiAQ    Event is free but ticketed – details: lovelivemusicennis@gmail.com

ORCHESTRAL EXPLORATIONS - SLIGO

Sligo Baroque Orchestra are inviting members of the public with some instrumental competence to join them for a rehearsal and performance of two or three pieces from the Baroque/Classical period at The Model in Sligo between 6 and 7.30pm.  For more details contact: The Model 071 9141405 or email rodalston@eircom.net

YOUTH STREET MUSIC – YOUGHAL

Calling all young Youghal musicians, If you love:live music then help us bring music to the streets of Youghal by taking part in some outdoor performances.  More information: youghalcommunityhealth@hotmail.com or call Nicola Lucey 086 4668484.

TRY THE UILLEANN PIPES - 6 NATIONWIDE LOCATIONS 

Seamus Ennis Centre Naul, Co Dublin 4-6pm; Marshes Shopping Centre Dundalk, Co Louth 2-4pm; Limerick Milk Market Limerick 1-3pm; Laois Shopping Centre Portlaoise 3.30-5.30pm; Eyre Square Shopping Centre Galway 5-7pm; City Square Shopping Centre Waterford 2-5pm.   As part of love:live music on June 21st, Na Píobairí Uilleann are hosting “Try the Pipes” events in 6 locations around the country. Members of the public will have the opportunity to try a set of uilleann pipes with the assistance of an experienced player. People of all ages are encouraged to have a go. Uilleann pipes are the Irish form of bagpipes and their unique sound has given them iconic status around the world.  Events are free but some are ticketed – see each location listing for details.

To find out more and for a full list of all events registered across the country, log onto www.lovelivemusic.ie

love:live music is co-ordinated by Music Network and is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.  Music Network is funded by The Arts Council. For further details log on to www.lovelivemusic.ie, facebook.com/pages/LoveLive-Music, twitter.com/lovelivemusicIE