PODCAST: Music Generation Leitrim unveils plans for youth trad orchestra

Music Generation Leitrim has unveiled two new projects for 2020.

One is the development of a youth trad orchestra and Musric Generation is currently inviting applicants from Leitrim and surrounding counties to take part. They are looking for 60 young musicians. A wide range of instruments are being sought and this is not exclusive to trad musicians/players but also classical. Michael Rooney will compose a piece of music with the children which will be premiered at the Joe Mooney summer school. The orchestra will be directed by Aidan Shannon, John Carty and Lorraine Sweeney.

Thérèse McCartin, Development Officer dropped into studio to tell MaryClaire Grealy a little bit more about the project and the other initiatives getting underway in the county.