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31st May 2021
to 31st Dec 2021

Age Range
All ages


The Linenhall Arts Centre proposes to commission 52 traditional musicians from Mayo to each compose one tune in response to their home locale - County Mayo. The musicians will be free to choose the tune form (jig, reel, hornpipe, polka etc…) and to interpret the theme broadly.

Over a period of three months the commissioned musicians will engage in creating a tune. During this time they will be invited to attend a series of six online events featuring experienced and well-regarded composers in the traditional music genre. These events will be hosted by the project-lead and the featured composers will talk about their work and their creative process in relation to composing in the Irish Traditional music idiom as well as engaging in a Q&A with the commissioned musicians.

On completion of the composition phase of the project the following will be created

a) a video recording of each musician playing and talking about their tune

b) a video recording for music transmission purposes to encourage wide dissemination and learning of these new tunes

c) an audio recording of each tune

d) a music transcription of the tune in staff and abc notation

These recordings and notations will be released one per week via the Linenhall Arts Centre webpage and social media platforms

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.


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