Date Published: 09-Jun-2011
Galway’s award winning Access Music Project is now accepting applications for its highly successful School of Rock –a week full of music education and training for teens between the ages of 13 and 18.
This Summer School programme, which is made up of two self-contained weeks, is specifically developed by the project’s experienced tutors and caters for musicians at every level. Week One takes place from July 4- 8 and Week Two is from July 11-15
This year in an exciting new development, performers from the Main Line School of Rock, Philadelphia will visit the Rock School on July 4 – an innovative way to celebrate Independence Day!
The Philadelphia based School of Rock is bringing its ‘Delta Squad’ – a house band of its most dedicated students to perform in Ireland and AMP’s School of Rock is the venue on Monday, July 4. A performance by these musicians will be followed by an interactive forum with students and tutors of the Galway School of Rock. Twinning resources and talent, this promises to be a unique and exciting start to Galway’s most popular summer school.
AMP’s School of Rock enables teenagers to study with professional musicians, form bands and have fun.
During the week students play in an ensemble with an array of percussion instruments, have professional pop/rock singing and vocal training as well as a full week of guitar lessons. The summer school will culminate with a group performance as a finale where family and friends are invited to attend.
The School of Rock takes place in St Patrick’s Bandroom, Forster Street, Galway and runs from 10.00am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday.
The fee of €145 (€220 for two family members or for two weeks if booked by June 24) covers all tuition, music and a snack meal but participants must bring their own guitar.
Places are limited and are allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis so don’t delay as places fill up quickly!
Further information from www.accessmusicproject.ie. Phone: 091 533 86. Postal applications to Access Music Project, 122 Bóthar Mór, Galway.
The closing date for applications is June 24.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.