Sunday 28 May 2017 @ 5pm, Limerick City
Music Generation’s national teen showcase for rock, pop and rap, featuring young musicians from counties throughout Ireland
Music Generation Limerick City will host the second annual Music Generation national teen showcase for rock, pop and rap on Sunday 28 May, 2017.
Music Generation Live at the Milk Market is a free concert that will feature young musicians from Music Generation partnerships across Ireland, creating a platform for them to perform their own original music on a full production festival stage.
The event – now in its third year – has developed out of Music Generation Limerick City’s enormously successful Limerick Voices programme. A professionally produced CD of the work written and recorded as part of the programme will be officially launched on the night, and will be made available for download in June. The gig will be MC’d by God Knows and MuRli and will feature a surprise guest performances by established acts.
Speaking about the upcoming event, Music Generation Limerick City Coordinator Boris Hunka said that: ‘It’s great to be back at the Milk Market for a second year, and to welcome to Limerick so many fantastic musicians from our Music Generation partners in other counties. There’s a real groundswell of young rock and pop bands, rappers and hip-hop artists in each of these areas as well as here in Limerick City, and we’re looking forward to giving them a stage and a space to share their music with the public.
Ahead of the evening gig at the Milk Market each of the young musicians will take part in collaborative, creative workshops to develop their skills in composition, improvisation, ensemble playing and performance. Working both as a full collective and in smaller groups they will have an opportunity to make new connections and share learning with musicians from different Music Generation areas, and to work alongside tutors and mentors from other counties in Ireland.
Music Generation Limerick City is part of Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, initiated by Music Network, co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships. Locally, Music Generation Limerick City is managed by Limerick City Music Education Partnership and receives matched funding from a number of local organisations. ‘Music Generation Live at the Milk Market’ is a Music Generation National Partnership Project presented by Music Generation Limerick City.