The aim of this initiative is to collaborate with traditional Irish musicians from Leeds in the UK. In a series of music workshops, outdoor street sessions, talks and presentations, recitals culminating in a final concert. The project coordinators will link in with young musicians from the Ulster Scots tuition programme in Presbyterian schools.
We want to educate and inform our audiences in relation to the rich source of shared art, history and music between our diaspora in Leeds, our mixed community in the Ballybay/Castleblayney area of County Monaghan.
Three groups have come together to collaborate on this project - Drumlin Comhaltas, Oriel Sailing Club and Leeds Irish Arts Foundation. They will work together on this artistic collaborative project to deliver the following over a weekend during 2019, including the following:
Series of workshops for young performing musicians from different cultural and religious backgrounds; series of masterclass workshops for more advanced young performers; open air street sessions in the towns of Ballybay and Castleblayney; a recital of traditional and contemporary Irish music at Christ Church Ballybay; a presentation and talk on the rich legacy of traditional and Ulster Scots music in the border counties; a final concert with the young musicians of Ulster Scots, Drumlin Comhaltas and Leeds musicians in a collaborative piece of music together with their tutors and other guests.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.