An evening of pipe and harp with Laois Music Generation in Portlaoise

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An evening of pipe and harp with Laois Music Generation in Portlaoise

By Ryan Dunne ryan@leinsterexpress.ie @laoisnews

An evening of pipe and harp music presented by Music Generation Laois comes to the Dunamaise Arts Centre this Friday, November 4, at 8pm.

This event features some of the talented tutors who will work with young musicians from Laois and surrounding counties as part of this very special Tionól (gathering) of musicians supported by the Music Generation National Development Office.

Tickets are available now from the box office, priced €10/€5. More details are available at musicgenerationlaois.ie

Music Generation Laois has been busy of late, with a number of the group’s harpists delighted to travel to the international O’Carolan Harp Festival in Nobber, Co Meath, the birthplace of Ireland’s most famous harpist Turlough O’Carolan, on Saturday October 1.

This group of 18 harpists participated in workshops with some of Ireland’s most talented harpists and competed in the festival competitions against young musicians from all around Ireland, with a number even having travelled from Scotland and Italy.

The Music Generation Laois Harp Ensemble was joined by their tutor Siobhan Buckley.