Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh Workshops With Young Musicians

14 October 2014

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh hosted workshops for young musicians across the country in September and October 2014 in association with Music Generation.

Children and young people who study traditional music participated in the sessions which were in association with Music Generation Cork City, Music Generation Wicklow and Donegal Music Education Partnership. The workshops reflected Caoimhín's Music Network tour, In My Mind, a solo fiddle and film show. Topics explored included the performance of traditional music and incorporating film and visuals into a creative project.

Feedback from participants of the workshops was extremely positive. Read some quotes below:

“Was lovely to meet Caoimhin...really looking forward to the next one. We have booked tickets for his show tomorrow night!” - Cork workshop

“I went down to the school to meet Caoimhin, a real gentleman.  It all went really well and the students were delighted. There will be students attending the concert – I just booked their tickets now!" - Wicklow workshop

"These outreach programmes from Music Network are really super, they offer the young musicians a great opportunity to meet these performing musicians.” - Wicklow workshop

“We had a great workshop, he had 17 young musicians jumping around the room before we knew it!” - Donegal workshop

See below some photos from the Donegal workshops. 

For more information on Music Generation, take a look here. For more on Caoimhín's tour, see here.