"Worlds of Music" Going Going Gong!

Congratulations to all the performers, and music facilitators who took part in our "Worlds of Music" performance which was the culmination of a month long intensive music project involving people with disabilities and others from the community.

Last Friday night marked the completion of our "Worlds of Music" project with a performance featuring music from around the world performed by a range of musical communities including musicians, people with disabilities and members of the general public. Performers in the video clip below include percussionist and music facilitator Robbie Harris, members of the general public, and people with disabilities who avail of the services of Western Care, Castlebar. In a month-long project involving intensive workshops and rehearsals the group devised and practiced music for the performance under the guidance of percussionist Robbie Harris.

Robbie Harris and Western Care at Worlds of Music, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar from Linenhall Arts Centre on Vimeo.

We were also delighted to welcome members of the Soundscape Music Programme, run by the Brothers of Charity Services in Galway. They treated us to a wonderful shadow puppet performance from the Ramanyana Hindu epic, complete with live accompaniment performed on instruments from the Indonesian gamelan orchestra.

The night came to a close with some traditional Indonesian gamelan music from "Gamelan na Gaillimhe" and the audience left to the sounds of the traditional tune for departing "Ladrang Wilujeng". It was a real treat to have all of this musical activity taking place in our theatre space here at the Linenhall over the last number of weeks, and it was wonderful to welcome the friends and family of those involved, as well as interested members of our community, to experience the fruits of all the practice and rehearsals. Huge gratitude and congratulations to all involved.

The "Worlds of Music" project was supported by UPSTART, an initiative of Mayo County Council Arts Office, and "Worlds of Music" acknowledges the support received under the scheme this year.

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