Saturday Music Club in Edgeworthstown

A very welcome support for the future development of traditional music in Longford has been the establishment of the Saturday Music Club in Edgeworthstown. The brainchild of local traditional music organiser Pauline Flood, the Music Club runs all day every Saturday and the numbers participating are such that activities have to be organised in three different locations; The Pavilion on the Green, The Old School House and the Mostrim Arms.

The focus of the Saturday Music Club is children and young musicians and throughout the day they learn to play guitar, banjo, mandolin, whistle, piano, accordion and percussion in addition to singing classes. The Saturday Music Club has already provided the catalyst for the development of three youth ceili bands at under twelve, under fifteen and under eighteen levels.

In light of these and other local developments traditional music appears to be making a strong come back in Longford. Anyone interested in participating in The Saturday Music club should contact Pauline Flood at 086 1513152.