Category: News

Welcome to our newest members!

IAYO wish to welcome our newest members Rockwell College Music Academy, Music Generation Wicklow Rithim Orchestra, Mount Anville Montessori School and the Royal Meath Accordion Orchestra. Rockwell College Music Academy is a new faculty...

The 24th Festival of Youth Orchestras

Sean Rocks with Cork Youth Orchestra and conductors, Daire Mac Mághunuis and Tomás McCarthy. Photo by John Soffe. The 24th Festival of Youth Orchestras was celebrated on Saturday, 9 February 2019. It can only...

The Agnes O’Kane Award 2019 goes to Mary Armitage

The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras presents The Agnes O’Kane Award 2019 to Mary Armitage from Donegal Youth Orchestra . Pictured from left are Rosa Flannery, Music Generation Laois, who presented Mary the award;...

Athenry Youth Orchestra’s Tour to Belgium

Forty-five musicians from Athenry Youth Orchestra and five tutors travelled to Belgium last week for a whistle-stop, four concert tour over five days. Planning for this tour took place over an 18-month period with...

RIAM launches the Open Youth Orchestra of Ireland

A new initiative has been launched by the Royal Irish Academy of Music with the Creative Ireland programme. RIAM has been allocated funds for Le Chéile: a project to develop ensembles for young disabled...

IAYO Youth Orchestra Achievement Awards 2018

IAYO present the Youth Orchestra Achievement Awards annually at the Festival of Youth Orchestras. The aim of the awards is to acknowledge the particular accomplishments of IAYO member Orchestras and to show examples of...