The Core Open Mic is a monthly event where the mezzanine area of the Ballina Arts Centre is transformed into a vibrant and intimate performance space. The stage is open to young musicians and performers aged 12 to 18 and can accommodate full bands!
The Core is delighted to announce The Core Stage at Ballina Salmon Festival 2017. Over the duration of the festival, there will be daily concerts in the town centre, featuring talented members of The Core and the various Music Generation Mayo programmes. The stage, which is generously sponsored by Sligo Retail Park will also feature young performers from throughout Mayo, as The Core aims to provide a platform for young local musicians.
About The Core and Music Generation Mayo
Music Generation Mayo is a music education service for children and young people (aged 0-18) in Co.Mayo. It is part of Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, initiated by Music Network, co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.
Music Generation Mayo’s latest programme ‘The Core‘, a creative space for budding young musicians opened its doors in Ballina Arts Centre in November 2016 and has been a bustling hive of musical activity since. With over 30 (and counting!) active members from across the county using the rehearsal facility, taking part in camps, industry workshops, regular performance opportunities such as monthly open mics, Facebook Live events and musical showcases it is a great place for young people to express themselves and work on developing their music.
Non-members of The Core can also apply to perform on the Festival Stage by logging onto thecoremayo.com/events.
The Core Stage at Ballina Salmon Festival is kindly sponsored by Sligo Retail Park.