We are delighted to share this with you!!!
The Core is a resource and creative hub for young musicians aged 12-18. It is run under the auspices of Music Generation Mayo and housed within the Ballina Arts Centre.
This inspiring and uplifting documentary, filmed between September 2018 and August 2019, follows young Mayo musicians at various stages of their musical journey, from learning an instrument right through to performing to an audience of thousands.
The documentary also highlights how The Core has impacted the local community, inspired a generation of young songwriters and spring-boarded a countywide music scene.
Also, don’t miss out on our October Camp! We have a few spaces left!
Tuesday-Thursday 29th- 31st, 11am til 1pm
___________________________________Attending a camp at The Core is a great way to meet like minded musicians and singers, get creative together and have fun. We are proud to say that our camps have forged great friendships over the years and even created bands that are still together today and continue to release music and perform around the county.
We understand however, that this is not everybody’s goal so there is no pressure put on participants to perform or do anything they are not musically comfortable with. We aim to make learning as inclusive and fun as possible here at The Core. This camp is open to participants aged 12-18 year old. Age is not a barrier as the way the camp is facilitated allows for peer learning and groups are formed in such a way that participants rely on each other and get the best from the experience.
Participants will have an opportunity to learn about various musical topics in a practical and collaborative fashion. These topics include, songwriting, recording, production and performance.
Spaces are limited and we advise parents to book early to avoid disappointment.
The camp runs Tuesday to Thursday- 11am til 2pm. October
Email PhilipCassidy@msletb.ie / ph.0877485954 to book your place
***The deadline for booking is Friday October 25th at 5pm.***
The documentary also highlights how The Core has impacted the local community, inspired a generation of young songwriters and spring-boarded a countywide music scene. The documentary is being screened for the very first time as part of the Ballina Fringe Festival.
Important upcoming dates
- Saturday August 31st @ 11am- til 1pm. New Members Induction Session. ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. SESSION MUST BE FULLY ATTENDED. Call/Text Philip on 0877485954 to book or if you have any queries.
- Tuesday September 10th @ 5pm til 7pm, Enrollment Evening. Meet our tutors and members and sign up for instrumental & vocal tuition (See Poster for more details)
- Week of Monday 23rd September, Tuition commences ( 12 week term, September to December)
Free daily outdoor concerts featuring members of The Core.
From 1pm daily at Jackie Clarke Collection Community Garden
Harry & Matthew Band
Ross & Ellie
Harry & Matthew Band
Kieran Packer duo
The Master Plan band
High Rising Sons
We have a jam packed summer full of special guests and camps, works and clinics that will appeal to everyone!
For a full list of details click here
We are delighted to announce several performance opportunities across the county including Claremorris Folk Festival and Ballina Street Festival! We have slots from 15mins to 45mins for solo performers, duos and bands of all genres!
For a full list of dates and to sign up to play please click here