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.
Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement
Date Published: 07-May-2013
Retail Excellence Ireland, the country’s largest retail industry trade body, has welcomed the news that 60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q.
It’s after the home improvements store successfully exited examinership.
Under the scheme, 2.4 million euro is to be invested by parent company Kingfisher plc, and B and Q will continue to trade at eight stores
This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.
However, David Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland says landlords need to be willing to help out smaller retailers too.
Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week
Date Published: 09-May-2013
Nine people die in Galway every week from heart disease and stroke.
That’s according to the Irish Heart Foundation, which is launching its Happy Hearts Appeal today. (9/5)
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, launched the appeal today to help raise funds for the charity, which has seen increasing demand on its patient services.
The Foundation says it needs to raise at least half a million euro to maintain existing information services.
Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Concerns have been raised over traffic delays at the railway crossing in Oranmore.
Councillor Jim Cuddy says he has received many representations from local motorists who have been experiencing extended delays.
He says the closed barrier can sometimes cause a traffic tailback as far as the roundabout near the Maldron hotel.
Cllr Cuddy has brought the matter to the attention of Iarnrod Eireann and has asked for an explanation as to why the crossing is closed for so long.