Music Generation Clare showcase in glór

Music Generation Clare showcase in glór



Almost two hundred participants of programmes and partnerships of Music Generation Clare, across Clare will take to the stage in glór Music Centre this evening (Friday) in a gala multi-genre showcase performance.

Music Generation Clare is part of Music Generation, Ireland’s National Music Education Programme helping children and young people access high quality subsidised performance music education in their local area.

Performing this evening will be members of the Pop and Rock Orchestra led by Graham Keane; The Clare Trazz Experience from Killaloe and Ennis who work on traditional, world music and composition, led by Eddie McMahon.

Also taking part will be the Clare Concertina Collective led by Pádraig Rynne, 60 young string players of the Primary Strings programme led by Ciarán Collins, participants of the ‘Write, Rap and Record’ programme from Kilrush Community School, who have worked with producer John Lillis, a contemporary vocal group from Ennistymon led by Sharon Howley and young singers from the Burren Children’s Choir and Escalation singing programme who have worked throughout the year with Máiréad Ní Chondúin, Rhonwen Hayes, Helen Quinlivan and Carol O’Neill.

Concert start time is 7:30p.m. sharp, and tickets, priced at €10 and are available from glór box office on 065-6843103 /

For further information: Music Generation Clare, Limerick and Clare ETB, Station Road, Ennis, / 065-6866743.



Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.