Music Generation Laois shines at Mount Leinster in Carlow

By Conor Ganly


By Conor Ganly


Three trad groups from Music Generation Laois were among 117 young musicians who took part in the annual ‘Music @ Mount Leinster’ festival

Hosted by Music Generation Carlow in the village of Borris from February 21 – 23. The groups - accompanied by their tutor Siobhán Buckley - were mentored over the three days by renowned trad professionals Michael Rooney, Aimee Farrell-Courtney and James Mahon.

They rehearsed, learned new skills, collaborated with young musicians from other counties and performed for a packed-out audience at a Grand Finale Concert at The Step House Hotel, Borris, on Thursday evening. 

Music Generation Laois is a music education service is funded by Laois County Council (lead partner), Laois Offaly ETB and Laois Partnership Company. 

'Music @ Mount Leinster' is supported through funding from the Music Generation National Partnership Programme.