You might remember that we posted at Christmas time that we had been successful in getting a grant from the Arts Council/Music Network Music Capital Scheme for some new instruments.
These instruments fall into two categories: (i) those that will be used by our performing bands, specifically a guitar amp and a sequencer/sampler, and (ii) Instruments that will be used in our many workshops with children and young people around the country.
The amp and sequencer arrived in a couple of weeks back, and the majority of the workshop equipment arrived in this week. As you can see from the picture, some of it is still in the plastic, but that won’t be the case for long, as we are due to start a new series of workshops in Scoil Iosagain (Crumlin) later this week, and we have just been invited back into George’s Hill School for a few sessions after Easter. This is on top of the ongoing work in Clondalkin, Ballymun, Marino and Donore Avenue, so the instruments will definitely be used!
We were also delighted to hear that the DIT Sambasoc got some funding for instruments this week, which means that they no longer need to use our equipment, and re-locate into a new rehearsal space in the Kevin Street campus – it’s all go this week!