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The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras is the all-Ireland resource organisation for youth orchestras in Ireland.

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Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra

Watch the video of the first edition of the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra, held in July this year.


IAYO Annual General Meeting

The IAYO AGM will be held at 2pm on Sunday 8th October a the Ashling Hotel in Dublin. IAYO Members are invited to join us for lunch before the meeting. Contact the IAYO for details.


European Orchestra Festival 2018

The Norwegian orchestra associations UNOF and NASOL will arrange the 11th European Orchestra Festival in Bergen, Norway during May 10th to 13th of 2018. Click for more.


Recruiting for a Marketing and Communications Officer

The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras is recruiting for a Marketing and Communications Officer to work at their office in Cork City. This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to contribute to the development of youth orchestras and youth music throughout Ireland with a wide, but manageable, portfolio of activity to a variety of stakeholders and the general public. Find out more and download an application pack here.


The Arts Council Festival Investment Scheme

The Arts Council announces a single round of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place in 2018. This funding replaces the previous Festivals and Events Scheme. Find out more on the Arts Council website.


€6.35m in Funding from Department of Children and Youth Affairs

More than 1,700 community youth groups are set to benefit from a €6.35m equipment fund launched today by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone. Read more …