July / August 2018 @ The Core

We are delighted to announce an action packed month ahead with some amazing special guests!!! All activities open to ages 12-18, spaces limited, advance booking advised. PhilipCassidy@msletb.ie / 0877485954

Young musicians aged 12 to 18 will have the opportunity to learn from seasoned professional musicians this month at The Core with special guests including Cathy Jordan (Dervish), The Deans & Billow Wood (formerly Flat Out). The schedule is absolutely jam packed with camps, workshops and music industry clinics.

The Core is also collaborating with other performance music education specialists. CreateSound.ie will be unveiling the mysteries behind electronic music production using Ableton Live and percussion experts Rúach Rhythms will be delivering a drumming workshop using a range of world instruments and found objects! There is something for everybody this month at The Core.

For more info and booking please contact PhilipCassidy@msletb.ie / 0877485954 or visit www.TheCoreMayo.com

4th & 5th– Electronic Music Production Camp w/ Create Sound.ie- €40 / €35 (members), 12-3pm
4th, The Core Summer Club €5 / €FREE  (members), 3.30pm-5pm,
6th, The Core Summer Sessions, Jackie Clarke Community Garden. €FREE, 1pm
9th, 10th, 12th,13th– The Core Stage @ Ballina Salmon Festival, €FREE, 1pm
17th, Songwriting Workshop, 12-3pm €10 / €5 (members)
18th, Singing Workshop w/ special guest, Cathy Jordan (Dervish), 12-3pm, €20 / €15 (members)
18th, Industry Clinic w/ special guest, Cathy Jordan (Dervish) 4pm, €10 / €FREE (members)
19th Recording Workshop, 12-3pm €10 / €5 (members)
24th Workshops & Industry Clinic  special guests ‘The Deans’, 12-3pm, €20 / €15 (members)
25th Group Drumming Workshop ‘Rhythm Play’ w/ Ruach Rhythms
26th New Members Induction Session, 11am-1pm, €50 for 6 months membership
31st, 1st & 2nd Summer Camp w/ special guests ‘Billow Wood (Flat Out’ €50 / €45 (members)

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Core Poster CreateSound Camp July 2018Core Poster Cathy Jordan WorkshopCore Poster Cathy Jordan Industry ClinicCore Poster The DeansCore Poster RuachCore Poster Billow WoodThe Core Stage Poster BSF 2018


June 2018 @ The Core

There is loads happening here at The Core this month including, camps, workshops, clubs and performance opportunities! See details below.

We believe in providing a platform for youth music. If you or somebody you know would like to play at one of our summer sessions or festival stages this summer please contact PhilipCassidy@msletb.ie / 0877485954. There will be a variety of slots from open mic slots to full sets available. 

The Core JUNE 2018

JUNE 2018 @ The Core
***Upcoming camps, workshops and concerts***

Tuesday 12th- Recording Basics Workshop- 12 til 3pm ,€5 for members / €10 non members

Wednesday 13th- The Core- Summer Club- 3.30pm-5pm.
Free for members. €5 non members Registration/meet up at 3pm, Mezzanine, Ballina Arts Centre

Thursday 14th – Industry Workshop with Special Guests, Details TBA, Watch our web pages for more info…

Friday 15th- The Core Summer Sessions at Jackie Clarke Collection Garden. 1pm

Wednesday 20th- The Core- Summer Club- 3.30pm-5pm.
Free for members. €5 non members Registration/meet up at 3pm, Mezzanine, Ballina Arts Centre

Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st- Collaboration Camp- 12-14 year olds. 12 til 3pm, €50 members/ €60 non members

Friday 22nd , The Core Summer Sessions at Jackie Clarke Collection Garden. 1pm, Free (Lunchtime Open Air Concert)

Saturday 23rd, The Core Take Over at Crinniu @ The Barracks Festival 12 til 2pm, Castlebar Military Barracks(Open Air Concert)

Tuesday 26th, Songwriting Workshop, 12 til 3pm, €5 for members / €10 non members

Wednesday 27th, New Members Induction Session, 11am-1pm, €50 for 6 months membership

Wednesday 27th The Core- Summer Club- 3.30pm til 5pm.
Free for members. €5 non members Registration/meet up at 3pm, Mezzanine, Ballina Arts Centre

***ADVANCE BOOKING ADVISED FOR CAMPS/WORKSHOPS.*** Contact Philip on 0877485954 / PhilipCAssidy@msletb.ie

The Wednesday Summer Club Registration for non members is at 3pm on the mezzanine of Ballina Arts Centre

***THERE WILL BE A YOUTH OPEN MIC SLOT AT EACH SUMMER SESSION at Jackie Clarke Collection Garden***. If you would like play please contact Philip on 0877485954 / PhilipCAssidy@msletb.ie

One Year Anniversary Open Mic!

The Core Open Mic,
Ballina Arts Centre (Mezzanine space)
Tuesday November 28th @ 7pm

For the past year The Core Mayo has been giving young musicians in the Mayo community a platform to showcase their talents, be it our open mic, our showcases or our many pop up festival stages and various other events countywide and beyond! The Core Open Mic (One Year Anniversary) with Special Guests! is open to all young performers aged 12 to 18. It’s FREE and friends and family are always welcome!!! Come support the wealth of talent we have here in Mayo!!!

If you would like to play, just contact Philip on 0877485954 or email PhilipCassidy@msletb.ie

The Core OPEN MIC one year anniversary

The Core Showcase 2017

The Core Showcase 2017
Wednesday, December 13th
Adm €5

The Core is a resource for young musicians and schools in the Mayo community. It is run under the auspices of Music Generation Mayo and housed within Ballina Arts Centre. At The Core, young people aged 12 to 18 can engage in instrumental tuition, workshops, camps and regular performance opportunities such as open mics and showcases.

There will be live performances from participants of the various classes, camps, workshops and transition year school programmes ran by The Core throughout 2017. The showcase will also highlight the many talented members of The Core who use the resource to hone their musical craft.

For more info please visit www.TheCoreMayo.com or contact PhilipCassidy@msletb.ie

Application deadline November 17th.
Download application form here

The Core Showcase 2017

Performance Opportunities & Tuition at The Core, September 2017

There is loads happening this month at The Core! Our monthly open mic will kick off on Tuesday 19th @ 6pm (Sign up to perform here or contact Philip for more details)
Also we are inviting all young musicians between aged 12-18 to perform as a part of Culture Night 2017 at the Ballina Arts Centre Auditorium!! (Click here to sign up or contact Philip

Also, tuition begins on September 25th. We are enrolling at Ballina Arts Centre on Tuesday September 12th. Pre book here 

See posters below…


The Core Open Sep 19 2017The Core Culture NightLessons 2017 & 2018 Updated