Inspiring children to reach their potential

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Making music education happen

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Creativity, inclusion and empowerment through music

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Music Generation Sligo provides inspiring, affordable, performance music education programmes for children and young people under-18.

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About Us

Our dream is for every young person to have access to creative music tuition in their locality. We provide subsidised instrumental and vocal tuition with professional musicians, opportunities to play in bands and ensembles and we deliver outreach to schools across the county. We are a part of Music Generation, Ireland’s national music education programme.

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Music Generation Sligo

Our Mission

Our mission is to transform the lives of children and young people through access to high quality, subsidised, performance music education. We aim to enable and inspire them to develop their creativity, reach their full potential, achieve self-growth and contribute to their personal development within a vibrant music community.

Our Programmes


Introduce children to the world of music and instruments with our Discovering Music and Discovering and Performing Music programmes.

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Afterschool Hubz

Group music classes in Sligo, Gurteen, Ballymote and Grange.

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Band Programme

The Junior Band & Teen Band meet at Rumble Rehearsal Studios every Tuesday to rehearse and play together.

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One of the first counties to pilot and develop Music Generation programmes

Two hundred children and young people attend our Music Hubz

Over two thousand children weekly take part in our school programmes

Music Generation Sligo run programmes in over forty schools weekly

Our Values


We believe in the right of every child and young person to access music in their local community and to participate as a musical citizen, regardless of circumstances.


We believe that music making is an inclusive process and that everyone should be included in our programmes.


We strive to foster children and young people’s innate creativity and to provide creative and inspirational musical experiences.


We are committed to achieving the highest possible standards in every aspect of the work we do. We assist and support others who share this value.


We plan for long-term sustainable provision within Sligo that reflects the needs of the local community.


We closely collaborate with our local partners in Sligo to provide a high standard of performance music education. We believe that partnership is crucial to a strong, successful and sustainable musical infrastructure.


We encourage a diverse approach to all aspects of performance music education.

Our Vision

To ensure that every child and young person in Sligo has the opportunity to access creative and inspiring performance music education, regardless of circumstance. We want to empower and change lives by providing opportunities to create, play and perform music in local communities.

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