Category: News

Safebook! Tell! Unfriend! Block! Report!

Parents everywhere are concerned as the latest reports of cyber bullying sweep the country. Bullying is a concept that everyone can identify with, and traditionally, parents are adept at handling their child’s bullies by...

Scotland’s Most Musical Housing Estate

[Dorothy Conaghan works with accessible instrumental programmes and group teaching in Dublin and in workshops throughout the country. Here Dorothy reports on a visit to one of the projects run under ‘Sistema Scotland’.] Like...

Courses for Learning: A Trainee’s View

[Vincent Hunt, Director of the MidlandS Youth Orchestra, writes about his conducting training.] I have been taking courses in conducting over the last number of years, both here in Ireland and in Italy and...

Orchestral Pen Pals

Dear Directors, Staff, Students and Families of Irish Youth Orchestras, My name is Sarah Dorian, and I am the orchestra director in a small town in Kansas. Spring Hill, Kansas, is just south of...

String Teachers Workshops with Coole Music

With Dr Gwendolyn Masin Violinist and Pedagogue Gwendolyn Masin, the author of Michaela’s Music House – The Magic of the Violin, presented a workshop at the Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort in association with Coole...

The National Vetting Bureau Database

[This article is reproduced from The Arts Council Newsletter] The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Bill 2012 was published by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter on 20th July. When enacted, this Bill...

Trinity Orchestra – Dark Side of the Moon

Trinity Orchestra performed at the Electric Picnic on Saturday 1st September with a reprise of Pink Floyd’s album, Dark Side of the Moon. Click below to view July’s performance on Youtube.