Charity hosts music festival

THE first of The Apple Tree Foundation’s summer music festival events for teenagers is kicking off in Dundalk on Saturday, July 30.

THE first of The Apple Tree Foundation’s summer music festival events for teenagers is kicking off in Dundalk on Saturday, July 30.

The Roden House event for young musicians and bands is due to start at 3pm and will continue into the early evening.

“If any young musicians or bands are out there and are looking to practice, record their music or play in our festival gigs drop in to the Apple Tree and have a chat with the team,” said Kevin Moran of The Apple Tree Foundation.

The event will be free but is strictly a ticket only event which is limited to 100 people. To get a ticket young people aged between 14 and 17 should call into the office in Apple Tree on Roden Place on Friday, July 22 from 11am.

“When the tickets are gone, they are gone so it’s a matter of first come, first served. This event is sure to be the event for young peoples’ music in the town this summer,” said Kevin.

The summer music festival events received funding from Create Louth in Louth Local Authorities, Pobal through the Dormant Accounts Fund, and the Young Peoples Facilities and Services Fund of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

The Apple Tree Foundation is a registered charity and provides a creative youth centre for young people aged between 12 and 18-years-old.

Through the provision of a youth café, youth Arts programmes and youth counselling service, the charity provides young people with a place of their own to learn and develop their talents.

For more details or to find out about volunteering opportunities drop in to see Kevin Moran at Roden House or telephone 042-9329532.