Music Generation Longford is a performance music education service for children and young people in County Longford that provides opportunities for children and young people to access a range of vocal and instrumental tuition. It plans to transform the landscape for performance music education in the county by delivering a range of programmes which respond to the local needs and context of County Longford.
It is among the most recent areas to commence participation in Music Generation, Ireland’s national music education programme. Locally, Music Generation Longford is supported and funded by Longford and Westmeath ETB, Longford County Council and Creative Ireland.
Longford and Westmeath ETB is also a partner and funder for Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath. You can find more information about Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath here.
Music Generation is Ireland’s national music education programme that transforms the lives of children and young people through access to high quality performance music education in their locality. Through partnership, Music Generation creates rich and diverse ways for participants to engage in vocal and instrumental tuition delivered by skilled professional musicians, across all musical genres and styles.
Initiated by Music Network, Music Generation was set up in 2010 co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships (LMEPs). Read more about how the journey began here, or watch a video to learn more about how it works. Music Generation currently creates some 67,000 opportunities for children and young people to engage in music tuition annually, generating more than 400 employment opportunities across a range of artistic/managerial, musician and administrative/support roles.