Play your part on World Music Day

Posted on: 8th June, 2015

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

Above; The Happiness Ensemble

On June 21 each year, music making is celebrated all around the world under a variety of festival names such as  ‘Fête de la Musique’, ‘Love Live Music’ or ‘World Music Day’.  This tradition has been going on since 1982 and has become an international phenomenon, celebrated on the same day in more than 460 cities in 110 countries. A wide variety of events celebrate different musical styles, with an emphasis on enjoyment and participation, where in the words of Maurice Fleuret  ‘the music is everywhere and the concert nowhere’.

For the second year running, West Cork Arts Centre is collaborating with West Cork Mental Health Services to host an exciting free event suitable for all the family on Sunday 21 June, in the courtyard at Uillinn, commencing at 3pm. Last year’s event, which celebrated the legacy of Pete Seeger attracted many local musicians and this year the organisers are again inviting musicians of all styles and the community to come together and celebrate Skibbereen’s contribution to World Music Day.

All are welcome to join in this global celebration of music making and community.  Confirmed performers include Liz Clarke, The Happiness Ensemble, Clon Drums, Bantry Community Choir, traditional music with Ann Coughlan and friends. There will be an instrument making workshop with Peter Fitzpatrick of the Happiness Ensemble where children (eight years and over) will have the opportunity to make and decorate their own customised didjeridoo!  An ‘Open Door’ music session, to which all musicians are welcome to contribute, will conclude the event. So, if you play an instrument or sing, come along and play your part on World Music Day 2015.

For further information, contact:  West Cork Arts Centre, North Street, Skibbereen: 028 22090 or info@westcorkartscentre.com.

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