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Friday, 8th February 2019

Louth Youth Folk Orchestra to perform at NCH

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The Louth Youth Folk Orchestra, Nós Nua

Young musicians from across County Louth, members of the Louth Youth Folk Orchestra Nós Nua, will take to the stage of the National Concert Hall tomorrow, Saturday, February 9, to take part in the 24th annual Festival of Youth Orchestras.

A joint initiative of Music Generation Louth and The Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol (Comhaltas Regional Centre), Nós Nua aims to bring young musicians of diverse playing genres together to explore Louth’s local traditions.

Drawn from across counties Louth, Meath, Monaghan and Armagh under the guidance of experienced composers and musicians, members of Nós Nua have been meeting regularly since October 2017, working together to create unique arrangements of new and existing traditional repertoire.

Hosted by the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras (IAYO), the ‘Festival of Youth Orchestras’ is a non-competitive event that aims to give youth orchestras and their young players the opportunity to perform on Ireland’s national stage.

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In addition to bringing together ensembles from various counties, this highly-anticipated event also celebrates the achievements of youth orchestras in communities and schools throughout Ireland.

To date the Festival has featured performances by more than 9,000 young musicians, including previous performances by Music Generation Laois partners the Laois School of Music Orchestra.

This Saturday Nós Nua will make their debut performance in the National Concert Hall, where they will perform as part of the evening concert at the Festival.

For tickets and more information about the IAYO ‘Festival of Youth Orchestras’ visit: or phone the National Concert Hall Box Office at: 01 417 0000. 

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