Play your own kind of Music!

by Gazette Reporter

Shanganagh Park was centre for the launch of Music Generation in collaboration with dlr Parks.The aim of this initiative to provide a widely accessible music resource for all age groups in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown community.

It is to encourage children and young people from Music Generation dlr programmes to continue music making in public spaces. They have been installed to encourage everyone in the community to learn, practice and jam in public spaces.

Councillor Lettie McCarthy, Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is pictured with the pupils and teachers from Queen of Angels Primary School. Different types of instruments will be available in Shanganagh Park, Ballawley Park, Blackrock Park and Cabinteely Park, and the installation in Shanganagh Park is the largest outdoor instrument installation in Ireland.

Maria Predescu, Haleena Riyas, Lorna Sharman and Natalia Siana from Queen of Angels Primary School, Wedgewood, Sandyford. Photo by Peter Cavanagh

An Cathaoirleach Lettie McCarthy said: “It is great to see so many children and young people here at the launch of instruments in the park! All these fabulous instruments are available for all members of the community and a space to embark on your musical journey at any stage in life.”

Music Development Office for Music Generation dlr, Dr Majella Boland, added:

“I’m delighted to have children and young people from Music Generation dlr programmes launch these instruments in Shanganagh Park to demonstrate the potential of the installation. Today’s launch represents the power of community effort in more ways than one. Here’s to many moments of happy music making.”

Different types of instruments will be available in Shanganagh Park, Ballawley Park, Blackrock Park and Cabinteely Park, and the installation in Shanganagh Park is the largest outdoor instrument installation in Ireland.

Shanganagh Park – Septet percussion ensemble for all music lovers in the community

Clare Fay from Ballybrack with her grandson Elijah pictured at the official opening of Music in

Ballawley Park – metallophone located at a playground, accessible to children and to encourage all children to participate in their own way on the playground

Blackrock Park – large metallophone with music book, for all members of the community musicians and non-musicians

Cabinteely Park – Stomp bells, for those who want to add that extra element of play to music

Photos  Peter Cavanagh

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