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Kildare County Council Arts Service

Music Development Programme

Kildare County Council Music Development Programme

The emphasis of the Music Development programme over the previous ten years has been support for the County Kildare Orchestra at its inception and development period, and the initiation of the Music Outreach programme in schools and the Tzipora Children’s Music Festival.  Venues for music performances in the county include Riverbank Arts Centre, The Moat Theatre, churches, pubs and hotels.  While largely accessible, these venues are not always appropriate for, or available to young musicians.   

 The future Music Development programme will be largely guided by the findings of the Platform 1 Music Development initiative, facilitated by Ollie Cole, based in Leixlip, and with provision for commissioning and recording original music. 

Kildare County Council will embrace innovative and contemporary music initiatives, with cognisance of traditional music.  An example of this is the 2006 mentoring/ recording project, for traditional musicians ‘Ceol Galore’, in South Kildare.