Category: News

Music Instrument Fund of Ireland

The Music Instrument Fund of Ireland was founded in May 1995 with the purpose of making string instruments of high quality available on loan to promising young musicians. Since the foundation of MIFI, more...

New String Course in Carlingford

Newry Chamber Music is delighted to announce its inaugural Summer String Course, to be held in the beautiful village of Carlingford. Designed for talented amateur violinists, violists and cellists with a keen interest in...

IAYO Youth Orchestra Achievement Awards

It was tough to arrive at a conclusion as to who would win this year’s two orchestra achievement awards. After deliberating, the judging panel eventually agreed on them, with Donegal Youth Orchestra and Julianstown...

18th Festival of Youth Orchestras

18th Festival of Youth Orchestras by Jonathan Pearson: As is the case every year, the IAYO Festival of Youth Orchestras took over the National Concert Hall to showcase the talent in youth orchestral music in Ireland....

18th Festival of Youth Orchestras In Review

The following is a review of the Festival of Youth Orchestras written by Cathy Desmond on her blog Cathy’s Reviews. “There was not just one but two sold out houses for the annual festival...