Music Generation Louth is a new music service for the county that aims to help children and young people up to eighteen years of age access vocal and instrumental tuition in their local area. Initiated in 2011, it is led by the Louth and Meath Education and Training Board and is part of Music Generation, a new national programme for music education initiated by Music Network with seed funding from U2 and the Ireland Funds. Create Louth and the Louth and Meath ETB have provided local partnership income and support in kind.
Louth Music Education Partnership
Music Generation Louth is under the direction of the Louth Music Education Partnership, an inter-agency collective and subcommittee of the Louth and Meath Education and Training Board. The Louth Music Education Partnership was established in 2010 in order to take a strategic approach to the development of music education for children and young people in the county.
The Partnership commissioned extensive research on music provision for children and young people in Louth. The information informed the development of the Louth MEP’s strategic plan and proposal to Music Generation for seed funding to set up a coordinated and comprehensive music service for the county. In May 2011, it was announced that Louth was one of the first three counties selected for participation in the programme.
Committee The current members of the Louth Music Education Partnership Steering Committee that oversee Music Generation Louth are:
|Sadie Ward McDermott (Chair)||Adult Education Officer, LMETB|
|Dr. Eibhlis Farrell||Head of Department, Department of Music and Creative Media, DKIT|
|Brian Harten||County Arts Officer, Create Louth, Louth Local Authorities|
|Sinead McDonnell||Deputy Principal & Music Teacher, Bush Post Primary|
|Deirdre Sweeney||Principal, Scoil Mhuire na Trocaire, Ardee|
|Orla Drumgoole||Music Teacher, St. Louis Secondary School, Dundalk|
|Una Kirk||Deputy Principal, St. Oliver’s C.C., Drogheda|
|Derek Turner||Promoter, Spirit Store, Dundalk|
|Co-Ordinator: Gemma Murray
Music Generation Louth
Chapel St, Dundalk, Co. Louth
|Tel: 042 93 64635