The Ennis Music Project opens its doors on Saturday, October 6 to young people aged 15-18 interested in the creative arts and getting involved with the project.
They will be promoting the work of the project with a live show and workshop demonstrations that will be available over the coming year.
Project coordinator David Naughton is hoping the event will attract new talent, “We want to showcase the work of the young people and recruit new members with a creative edge that need help developing their talents.”
Ennis Music Project is a Clare Youth Service initiative that brings together young people from all backgrounds to express themselves through the creative mediums of music, film, photography, arts, design, digital media and to increase their personal and group life skills.
During next week’s open day, there will be an introduction to the workshops, which will be run during the year, including studio recording and music production, sound design, live sound, film making, photography, creative writing and music promotion.
These workshops will give young people a great introduction and hands-on practical experience of the various roles available in the creative industries.
Some of Ennis’s most talented young people that have been involved in the project in previous years will be on hand to talk about their experiences and how the project has helped them in their career development.
Brian Fitzpatrick is a past member of the group, who believes he got a lot out of the experience, “The music project gave me a lot of knowledge about playing in bands as well as a bunch of friends to go jamming with. We got to use some great equipment and some not so great equipment but that’s all part of the experience,” he said.
Past young people involved with the project have gone on to study music technology at University of Limerick and gained employment in the industry.
For those who wish to become members of the Ennis Music Project, are aged 15 to 18 and interested in taking part in the workshops, there will be application forms available on the day.
There will be live music from some of Ennis’s rising stars and also a BBQ provided by the Ennis Youth Space.
Festivities will commence at 2pm on Saturday, October 6 and continue until 6pm at thecentre on Carmody Street.
For further information, visit the project online at www.facebook.com/cysmusicproject or drop into the Youth Space at the Ennis Youth Centre on Fridays from 4pm or Saturdays from 2pm or contact David on 085 8554128. All CYS project and events are strictly drug and alcohol free.