!!!! Call Out for young people in Sligo/Leitrim area with an interest in LGTBQI+ issues!
Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership
Calling young people in Sligo/Leitrim with an interest in LGBTQI+ issues…
Do you want to be part of a new art and writing project that explores gender and sexuality?
Do you want to stimulate dialogue and capture the imagination of your local community through the creation of strong messages and powerful imagery?
Kids’ Own in partnership with SMILY – offers an exciting creative process in summer/autumn 2020 with a writer, artist and graphic designer that will support you to have a voice and influence on the issues that matter to you.
Weekly workshops will take place in Sligo.
This programme is FREE and open to young people aged 13–18.
No previous art or writing experience is necessary.
For further information and to sign up go to www.kidsown.ie.
To find more information about SMILY, visit: facebook.com/SMILY.LGBT.Northwest
!!!! Opportunity: Music Generation Development Officer Sligo (re-advertisement)
Deadline: 7th June 2019
Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSL ETB) is now inviting applications for the position of Music Generation Development Officer, Sligo.
Post Reference Number:MGSO19
The Music Generation Development Officer will be appointed by MSL ETB and will be responsible for managing an extensive performance music education programme on behalf of Sligo Local Music Education Partnership.
Five year, fixed-term contract (€46,771 – €57,157)
Application forms, job descriptions and person specifications available online at – www.msletb.ie
Applications on the official MSL ETB Application Form are only accepted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is vital to insert the Reference Number of the Post in the subject line of your email.
Closing date for receipt of completed application forms: Friday 7th June
Late applications will not be accepted.
Based on the volume of applications received short-listing may apply. Short-listing will take place on the basis of the information provided in the application form. Depending on the qualifications and experience of applicants, short-listing thresholds may be significantly higher than the minimum standards set out. MSL ETB is an equal opportunities employer.
!!!! Opportunity: Music Generation Development Officers (6 Posts)
Deadline: 12 noon, Friday 28 September, 2018
Cavan & Monaghan ETB; Galway & Roscommon ETB; Kilkenny & Carlow ETB; and Mayo, Sligo & Leitrim ETB each invite applications for the position(s) of Music Generation Development Officer.
A Music Generation Development Officer(s) will be appointed by each Statutory Agency and will be responsible for managing an extensive performance music education programme on behalf of the Music Education Partnership in each area.
All areas have been selected for participation in Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, which is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.
Three-year, fixed-term contract.
Application forms, job descriptions and person specifications available online at the links below –
- etbjobs.ie (Cavan/Monaghan post)
- galwayroscommon.etb.ie (Galway City and Roscommon posts)
- kilkennycarlow.etb.ie (Kilkenny post)
- mayosligoleitrim.etb.ie (Mayo and Sligo posts)
Please note that each post requires a separate application.
Closing date for receipt of completed application forms: 12 noon, Friday 28 September, 2018
Cavan & Monaghan ETB; Galway & Roscommon ETB; Kilkenny & Carlow ETB; and Mayo, Sligo & Leitrim ETB are equal opportunities employers.
For further information go to www.musicgeneration.ie/news/article/opportunities-music-generation-development-officer-6-posts/
!!!! Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership seek Project Manager
Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership
Deadline: Tuesday 5th December 2017 at 5pm
Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership has an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to lead on the delivery of a number of our flagship projects. These include the Virtually There project, which runs in 13 schools across Ireland and Northern Ireland, and the implementation of documentation and regional initiatives as part of our management of the Arts in Education Portal.
Kids’ Own is a national children’s arts organisation and publishing house, whose mission is to “develop, publish and promote artwork and writing created by children for children and their communities, through meaningful engagement with professional artists.”
The Project Manager will be based at the office of Kids’ Own in north County Sligo. The individual will be required to travel extensively as part of this role.
This is a part-time post, based on a temporary five-month contract, but with a view to extension.
Kids’ Own is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.
For the full job description and application details go to kidsown.ie/job-opportunity-kids-project-manager/
The deadline for applications is Tuesday 5th December 2017 at 5pm.
!!!! The Big Bang
The Big Bang: Young Composer Mentoring Programme
Belfast-born Brian Irvine was appointed Music Generation Sligo Composer-in-Residence in September 2012. Brian’s work has been commissioned and performed widely by the National Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Chamber Players, the Roald Dahl Foundation, Sesame Street, Channel 4, RTE & BBC TV, the Welsh National Opera, Opera Theatre Company and Carlow County Council to name but a few. He has collaborated with a variety of artists from the late great Seamus Heaney to Snow Patrol. The Composer-in-Residence Programme was funded by the Per Cent for Art Scheme as a Public Art Commission.
Brian’s brief was to create a new work to be performed by young people in Sligo and, significantly, to work with a number of young people from Sligo in a Young Composer Mentoring Programme. This aspect of the programme was requested by the commissioners, the Public Art Steering Committee of Sligo County Council Arts Service. Six young composers worked with Brian from their base at the Foroige Youth Café in Sligo town ‘The Crib’ from October 2012, with five bringing their work to completion to be performed by their peers on stage alongside Brian’s own compositions, giving us The Big Bang.
The project was a significant & magnificent undertaking for all concerned. Music Generation Sligo is lucky to have the talent, commitment, energy and enthusiasm of our young composers, orchestra and choir and of course their leaders & teachers. Sligo has a wealth of musicians and volunteers who, together with Music Generation, are making music education happen for the young people of Sligo, the next generation of musicians, teachers and audiences.
Introducing Music Generation Sligo Young Composers:
“My piece explores the trust in the space between people and how you should leave your mind wide open because YOU can achieve anything! This last year has been a magic carpet ride for me and I’d like to thank everyone who made the carpet ride happen.”
“Music is a big part of my life. I love to play the guitar and sing. Music Generation has really opened my mind to new music. Brian Irvine has really helped me progress in my composition skills and I am very grateful to have had this experience. Who knows, maybe I will compose more music in the future, whether it be songs on the guitar or classical music.”
“Music has always been part of my life. It has shaped me into the person I am today. After years of studying and performing music, this piece, entitled SPACE, is my personal contribution to music. I have tried to express my idea of space through the notes and rhythm: an infinite void of peace, mystery, danger and wonder.” Now a fifth year student at Coola Post Primary School, Ferdia’s ambition is to study history and music at University.
“I love music, and I spend most of my time either listening to it or playing it, but the Music Generation programme has opened up a whole new dimension for me. It has given me the opportunity and the confidence to create my own music – a fantastic life skill. I’m very grateful to have had the chance to work with and learn from Brian Irvine. It has been a wonderful experience that I will never forget.”
“Music gives us an identity and my composition has allowed me to explore sounds, arrangements and lyrics to communicate my ideas. Working with Brian was an opportunity to develop my knowledge of music and explore its limitless potential.” Ciara is 13 years old. She attends The Royal Irish Academy Of Music for cello classes and studies singing and piano in Sligo. She is a member of Sligo Baroque Orchestra. Her love of music began very early and she may one day choose a musical career.
A composition in seven movements:
- 1. Overture ‘Where never lark nor even eagle flew’: Brian Irvine
- 2. Realtin: Alice Purcell
- 3. Infinity & Further: Matthew Rooney
- 4. Space: Ferdia Durkin
- 5. You could be an astronaut: Niamh Feeney
- 6. Dreaming: Ciara Murphy
- 7. Big Bang: Brian Irvine
“Each of the five young composers have produced extraordinary pieces. It’s been a delight working with them.”
Brian Irvine composer
The Big Bang: The show
This was a performance of the new music created by Composer Brian Irvine & the five young Sligo composers… Ferdia Durkin, Niamh Feeney, Ciara Murphy, Alice Purcell & Matthew Rooney. 120 children & young people in the Music Generation Sligo Youth Choir performed together with 80 young musicians from Sligo Academy of Music Sinfonietta Orchestra, under the musical co-ordination of Niamh Crowley. The piece was inspired by the mystery and wonder of space and our place within it.
The performance took place at the Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo on 10th November 2013 as part of Sligo International Choral Festival and was re-staged in the Hawk’s Well Theatre on 3rd October 2014 and in the National Concert Hall on 13th October 2014 as part of the Music Generation National Gala Concert.
Performers included members of the Sligo Academy of Music Sinfonietta and Music Generation Sligo Choir, comprising: Grange Post Primary School Choir Choir director, Emma Purcell); Sligo Community Youth Choir (Choir directors, Emma Purcell & Eileen Curley); Ursuline College Choir (Choir Director, Edel Murray)