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Musical recognition for city group

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 4:55pm

A group of talented young musicians on Leeside have been recognised by an internationally-acclaimed musician.

The work carried out by Music Generation Cork City was recently rewarded with a donation of €600 from Cork native and internationally-acclaimed musician Aisling Casey.

The donation was made on behalf of the Amsterdam St Patrick’s Festival, of which Aisling is Artistic Director and Co-Founder.

Budding flutist Mya Nangha, who is a member of Mahon Community Concert Band, accepted the gift on behalf of Music Generation Cork City at a recent presentation ceremony.

Mya is learning to play flute through Cork Academy of Music in partnership with Music Generation Cork City.

Aisling said: “It gives me such joy to see young people like Mya learning to play music and to share this talent and passion with their peers. Organisations such as Music Generation Cork City are integral to the development of a love of music within young children and to the continuous nurturing of raw talent and skill. I’m delighted to contribute to this in some small way and I hope that Music Generation Cork City will continue their amazing work for many years to come.”

Music Generation Cork City is a music education programme that works in partnership with community-based musicians and music organisations to bring music education into the lives of children and young people across Cork city.

Aisling’s donation will go towards the purchase of new wind instruments for the students.

Currently taking position as Principal Oboist with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Amsterdam, Aisling originally began her studies at CIT Cork School of Music, before travelling the world to train with some of the best mentors in the business. She continues to serve as a visiting lecturer at the Cork School of Music.

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