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Free orchestral percussion workshops for children at Dundalk IT

Tia Clarke

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Tia Clarke

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tia.clarke@dundalkdemocrat.ie

Free orchestral percussion workshops for children at Dundalk IT

Georgina Hughes will facilitate the workshops

The Oriel Traditional Orchestra will be facilitating free orchestral workshops for children at Dundalk Institute of Technology on Saturday 8th December at 10am with the support of Creative Ireland.

The OTO recently purchased a number of new instruments including Timpani with funding from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Louth County Council. They presented a well-attended concert in An Táín Arts Centre on Wednesday 14 November in association with the Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music at DkIT. 

In a further development of their collaboration with DkIT and the Creative Arts Research Centre there, Georgina Hughes will facilitate the workshops.

Georgina is a lecturer in the music department at Dundalk Institute of Technology where she teaches a range of subjects including musicology, history, analysis, musical theatre and performance. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Trinity College Dublin (majoring in percussion performance). 

She then returned to Northern Ireland to study for an M.A at Queen’s University.  Georgina also holds a PGCE in Secondary Music. As a percussionist, Georgina has performed extensively as both a solo and orchestral musician. 

Solo appearances include performances at the National Concert Hall, Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Trinity College, Waterfront Hall and Newry City Hall.  Georgina was a founder member of both the South Ulster Percussion Ensemble and the DIT Percussion Ensemble.

Workshops are open to young people between the age of 12 and 18. Prior musical experience is not required but places are limited. To book or for further information contact orieltrad@gmail.com