Kerry Music Education Partnership hopes to increase access to music for young people

Mariam Galvin Kerry ETB , Kate Kennelly KCC , Anne O'Dwyer Kerry ETB , Mayor of Kerry Michael O'Shea , Miranda Cournane Kerry ETB , Maria Treacy student in Music , Dec Barry KDYS , Helena Hennessey , Moira Murell (Chief Excu of KCC) ,and Bridget Crowley IT Tralee . Pictured at the launch of the Kerry Education and Training Board and Kerry County Council in partnership with the Institute of Technology, Tralee, Kerry Diocesan Youth Service , Ealain na Gaeltachta and local music educators and schools, have announced their intention to apply to Music Generation for up to €600,000 in seed funding to develop new music education initiatives for children and young people across Co. Kerry. Photo By : Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - [email protected] www.dwalshphoto.com PRESS INFO -- Kerry Music Education Partnership announces plans to secure Music Generation funding from U2 and The Ireland Funds to increase access to music for children and young peopleKerry Education and Training Board and Kerry County Council in partnership with the Institute of Technology, Tralee, Kerry Diocesan Youth Service , Ealain na Gaeltachta and local music educators and schools, have announced their intention to apply to Music Generation for up to €600,000 in seed funding to develop new music education initiatives for children and young people across Co. Kerry.Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme that transforms the lives of children and young people through access to high quality performance music education in their locality. Tuition programmes which encompass all musical genres and all types of instruments and vocal styles, are delivered locally by skilled professional musicians. Initiated by Music Network, Music Generation is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and local Music Education Partnerships. Music Generation is already

The Kerry Music Education Partnership hopes to secure funding to increase access to music for children and young people.

It’s to apply to Music Generation for up to €600,000 in seed funding to develop new music education initiatives; Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme.

For the past number of years, Kerry Music Education Partnership, led by Kerry Education and Training Board, has been working with local providers to pilot a number of new music education initiatives.