Category: News

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...

NYCI “Access All Areas” Diversity Toolkit

The National Youth Council of Ireland Equality and Intercultural Programme have launched new chapters in their “Access All Areas” Diversity Toolkit including one on working with young people in rural and geographically isolated areas....

Musica Fusion’s “Orchestra for Schools” Programme

In November, Musica Fusion Junior Orchestra invited all the local schools from North Cork and South Limerick to their “Orchestra for Schools” program. “Orchestra for School” is a peer-led program that Susie Butler from...

Merry Christmas from IAYO

Merry Christmas from all at the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras! The IAYO along with our friends and collaborators have had a really busy and enjoyable year with around 700 young musicians taking part...

An Update from Clare Daly, IAYO Chairperson

I have been kept busy and been keeping the IAYO board busy in the 9 months since I was appointed Chair last February! It has been a steep learning curve, but very interesting and...