Summer Music Programme kicks off at The Core Mayo

A jam-packed summer for young musicians in North Mayo

Micheál Quinn, drummer with Dermot Kennedy set to visit The Core Mayo on Wednesday June 19th 2019 at 1pm

Young musicians aged 12 to 18 will have the opportunity to engage in a plethora of musical activities this summer at The Core Mayo including camps, clinics, workshops and a multitude of performance opportunities across the county.

The schedule (which is available on is absolutely jam packed and will feature special guest tutors, facilitators and professional musicians. In fact this week features Micheál Quinn who recently performed on the Ellen Show. Micheál is stopping by in between international tour dates with Irish star Dermot Kennedy to give a special performance, share his knowledge of the industry and provide tips and tricks for young musicians at The Core on Wednesday 19th June at 1pm.

Other activities this week include a Jamming workshop on Tuesday 18th June at 11am where young people will play music together in a group under the guidance of  Music Generation Mayo tutors. This is open to all instruments, singers and genres of various ability as the aim is to learn from on another,  try out new instruments and enjoy playing together in a group. There will also be a Blues/Jazz/Trad fusion workshop featuring respected Mayo musicians Ciara O’Donnell (Billow Wood, Flat Out) and Mervyn Sayers on Thursday 20th at 11am

This is only the tip of the iceberg though as the summer ahead is bursting with more activities which take place within the Ballina Arts Centre. There is something for everybody this summer at The Core Mayo. For a full list please see

For more info and booking please contact / 0877485954 or visit

The Core Mayo is a resource for young musicians and schools in the Mayo community. It is run under the auspices of Music Generation Mayo and housed within Ballina Arts Centre. At The Core, young people aged 12 to 18 can engage in instrumental tuition, workshops, camps and regular performance opportunities such as open mics and showcases.

 It also has a dedicated members only creative space which is kitted out with high quality equipment. The resource has lots of instruments including electric guitars, drums, piano, synths, a range of amplification, PA, and studio recording equipment. Members are introduced to a  community of like minded musicians and music enthusiasts from all around the county. They can communicate on our private members only group chat and are encouraged to organise collaborations and jam sessions. Members are not only from the Ballina area but come from across the county to engage in musical activity at The Core. Members of The Core also have access to a range of performance opportunities and get member discounts on all our classes, camps and workshops!

 Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme. Initiated by Music Network, Music Generation is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships. To learn more about Music Generation Mayo and Mayo MEP please visit

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