THE National Director of Music Generation has visited Louth following the announcement that it is to fund the establishment of a structured programme of music and vocal tuition for young people in the county.
National Director of Music Generation Rosaleen Molloy met the Louth MEP Steering Committee - the organisation which lodged the application to establish the programme - last week.
The Louth application was one of only three successful applications made nationwide, including Co Sligo and Co Mayo.
“The application was one of the most comprehensive received from around the country; it was extremely well researched, evidence based and it successfully articulated a common sense strategy to make music and vocal tuition accessible to the young people of Co Louth, and in particular to those who may otherwise not have had such opportunities,” said Ms Molloy.
She briefed the Steering Committee on the mechanics of getting the music programme up and running and assured the committee that it had the full support of Music Generation.
The programme will be known locally as Music Generation Louth. Dr Pádraig Kirk, CEO of Co Louth VEC said that it was the partnership’s intention to initiate the music programme as soon as possible.
“One of the first tasks will be to appoint a Music Education Coordinator for the county and I expect the position to be advertised over the coming weeks. Thereafter, a panel of music tutors will be recruited,” he said.