Newry, Mourne and Down Youth Trad Orchestra
Iúr Cinn Fleadh with support from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has launched an exciting new initiative to form the very first Newry, Mourne and Down Youth Trad Orchestra.
The fleadh are calling for up to 40 young musicians from the Newry, Mourne and Down region to be part of the first Irish Trad music Orchestra in the locality.
Initial rehearsals for the new orchestra will be held over the summer months with the Inaugural performance scheduled to take place at this year’s Iur Cinn Fleadh which takes place from Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 September 2017.
If you are a local young musician, want to be part of something exciting and you meet the criteria set out below, email your name, contact details and a brief background on your musical journey so far to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants must be between 12 and 21 years of age on 1 January 2017. It is essential that you can play jigs and reels at a good pace whilst the ability to read music and perform harmonies is desirable. Preference will be given to older students once a certain standard is reached. The Orchestra is open to all instruments including cello, double bass, piano and percussion.
For further information relating to musical requirements email email@example.com.
Closing date for applications is Monday 19 June 2017 at 5pm.
Auditions may be added to the recruitment process and if so they will be held initially in Newry on Saturday 24 June 2017. Further details will be forwarded on receipt of applications.