PICTURES: School of music hits the right note with an array of instruments at festival

Michelle Hogan


Michelle Hogan

Music Generation Laois and Laois School of Music’s sixth annual music festival was held last weekend at Laois Music Centre in Portlaoise. 

Over 120 performers took to the stage on an array of instruments including harp, uilleann pipes, piano, trumpet, trad flute, violin, cello, voice, concertina, clarinet, guitar and button accordion.

The performers included children and adults, and the festival featured a multitude of styles and genres including classical, traditional, rock and jazz.  

Bands, ensembles and a choir from Music Generation Laois programmes performed as well as a range of individual, duets and trios. All performers are students of Laois School of Music and Music Generation Laois and based in Laois Music Centre and local primary schools.