Welcome to our newest members, Westport Youth Orchestra
IAYO would like to welcome our newest member, Westport Youth Orchestra!
The Westport Youth Orchestra was set up in 2018 as a follow on to the primary school music program at Gaelscoil na Cruaiche, Westport which began in 2011 and where the students first met. The orchestra is made up of musicians from the programme who wished to continue performing and playing together.
The chamber group gives students in the area a forum to continue playing together while at 2nd level. It has 10 core members ranging in age from 12 to 16 who meet on Tuesday evenings in the Town Hall Theatre, Westport where they are based.
They are under the tutelage of string teacher Patrick Early.
They perform twice annually with a mixed repertoire, often collaborating with dance and other artists in their performances.
They are joined each year by new players leaving primary school who fill gaps left by those who move on to 3rd level and further afield.
Welcome to IAYO!