Children and young people from City of York Council’s York Music Centre are celebrating group and individual successes in an Irish music competition. The group of young musicians, lead by Sarah Loughran, competed in the Northern Regional Fleadh in Manchester on Saturday 9 May and has won a place in the All Britain Fleadh, to be hosted by the Northern Region from 2728 June at Meyerscough College near Preston.
The Fleadh Cheoil, which means ‘festival of music’, is an Irish music competition run by Comhaltas, an organisation which promotes traditional Irish music and culture around the world. There are a number of stages to the competition and, if successful in the next round, the group will compete in the final in Ireland.
The folk music ensemble at York Music Centre, called Folkestra won Group 1st place following a 12-minute non-stop memory recital which included some solo performances in a variety of traditional musical styles.
The results are as follows:
Group 1st place: Grupai Cheoil Individual 1st Place Anna Robinson – Lilting (a form of traditional singing common in the Gaelic-speaking areas of Ireland) Olivia Robinson - Accordion Rosella Pinckney - Recorder Anna Robinson - Piccolo Manon Ingham - Singing in Gaelic Individual 2nd place: Kate Garry - Flute Anna Robinson - Fiddle Olivia Robinson - Piano Individual 3rd place: Harry McCullough - Accompaniment Manon Ingham - Singing in English Olivia Robinson and Martin Whitaker - Duet Martin Whitaker – Piano.
Folkestra, which performed on Parliament Street during the Tour de Yorkshire, meets at York Music Centre which is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Millthorpe School.
For further information about the ensemble and York Music Centre visit www.yorkmusiccentre.org.uk or call Ted Schofield on 01904 554275
A new weekend session for children and young people has been added by York Music Centre to its programme at Millthorpe School. York Music Centre, run by York Arts Education and part of City of York Council, will offer a variety of choirs, ensembles, orchestras and tuition sessions each Saturday morning. The session has moved from Canon Lee School and allows York Music Centre to consolidate provision with its Wednesday evening session at Millthorpe School from the end of February.
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Watercycle is a nation-wide project run by the world-renowned London-based Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE), designed to both encourage young people to enjoy making music and to teach them about water - from raindrops to the seas, to the clouds and back again to rain. As part of this, the OAE will be working with several community groups in York including Minster Minstrels, Belfrey Singers, students at York College, and Castaway’s Sloop Group, culminating in a public concert on 13 December at 6.30pm. To book tickets, please follow this link: http://www.ncem.co.uk/?idno=189&EventID=1751During the residency in York, the OAE will be working with the participating community groups in both performance and composition, creating digital soundscapes based on the poem ‘Ouse’ written by John Wedgwood Clarke, learning songs about water, and composing ‘Concerto for York’ which will be performed live at the community concert on 13 December. The concert will culminate with the audience being invited to join in the Watercycle Song – a truly uplifting song performed at all OAE Watercycle events! To listen to the song beforehand, it can be downloaded here: http://ncem.co.uk/?idno=1342
Music education for children will receive an £18 million funding boost Education Minister Nick Gibb announced today (22 July).
The extra £18 million will be allocated to music education, including to the national network of 123 music education hubs established in 2012. This brings the total amount of funding available to music hubs in the next financial year to over £75 million.