Clonmel Rocks! Deadline Looms

Clonmel Rocks! Deadline Looms


For further details, including the May 8th application deadline, please check out our Facebook event!

Clonmel Rocks!, run in conjunction with Creative Ireland and Music Generation Tipperary, is a project to get young Clonmel musicians together through music, with two months of virtual tuition culminating in a rocking concert video for this year’s Clonmel Junction Arts Festival in July! Deadline for applications is midnight on Friday May 8th.

This is a wonderful showcase opportunity for young musicians. Under the expert tuition of Stephen McGrath & Gev Barrett (Crow Black Chicken) and Rebekah Keogh (Vocal Studio), two bands (one junior, one senior) will work together virtually before their Clonmel Junction Arts Festival debut this July. We’re looking for drummers, guitarists, singers, keyboard and bass players to be part of the Clonmel Rocks! bands.

Interested young players can send in an audition video showcasing their musical talent via Whatsapp to CJAF on 087 382 3000, and the participants will be selected by a panel. They will then get weekly tuition specialised in their instrument, as well as group tuition in common areas such as rhythm. They will receive charts for three songs, and a click-track to practice with between sessions. Finally, the bands will get together and rehearse for their concert performance, accompanied by their tutors.

The Junction Festival team are delighted to work with Music Generation Tipperary on this project and we’re looking forward to giving young musicians the experience of playing music together and performing for the public. Who knows? The next U2 or Kodaline might get together right here in Clonmel!

The concert will either be live on stage for family and friends, which we will live-stream to a wider public, or a pre-recorded video, depending on conditions in July. We will take a decision on the method of delivery in early June, based on the recommendations of HSE and other relevant bodies.


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