Urban Music Summer Camp in partnership with Music Generation Cork City

Delighted to announce this year’s summer camp at the Music Generation Studio Kabin in Knocknaheeny. Participants will get the chance to write rap lyrics, sing, freestyle, make beats using the latest technology, record and perform their own original music with tutors from the Music Generation Cork City program.
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Running from Monday 4th to Friday 8th of July 2016, from 10am to 1pm. €25 for the week. Suitable for ages 10 to 14. Spaces are limited.

To sign up, email workshops@gmcbeats.com or call 0851186065.

Youth Music Video Tackling the Problem of Nicotine Addiction

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After reaching the finals of the Song for 16 competition last month, I want to say congrats and best of luck to Ballincollig Youth Reach in their next endeavour, the Irish Cancer Society’s X-Hale competition.

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This is a track and video that was made at GMCBeats’ workshops. Written, produced, recorded and filmed at the youth reach. Had a bit of craic creating this (and setting fire to a load of 20 euro notes!)

For more information about GMCBeats’ creative songwriting, rap and beats workshops, contact workshops@gmcbeats.com.

Finglas Teens’ Music Video Celebrating the Development of Irish Culture since 1916

Students from Coláiste Eoin in Finglas have created a song and music video for the Song for 16 competition. With the help of GMCBeats Workshops, the students wrote, produced and recorded the song in one school day and filmed the video the following week.

This is the 4th song that GMCBeats has made with the school over the past 18 months.

They also made it into the final 14 (out of almost 160 entries) and performed the track to an audience of a few hundred people at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.

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Massive congratulations to all the hugely talented student writers, singers, rappers, poets and musicians that have been involved. This wouldn’t have been possible without the huge help from their JCSP librarian Teresa Hudson, principal Paula O’Brien and music teacher Mr. Gaffney.

For more information about GMCBeats’ creative songwriting, rap and beats workshops, contact workshops@gmcbeats.com.

Song for ’16 Schools Competition

Song for ’16 is an all-island schools song competition presented by the National Concert Hall, Disney Music Group and the Department of Education and Skills. This competition forms part of the National Concert Hall’s 2016 Centenary Programme.

GMCBeats is now offering mobile recording for schools. We will travel nationwide to record and produce your song, arrive in your school with all the necessary equipment.

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Prize
Winning song published and released by Disney Music Group
€1,000 for primary and post-primary category winners
Finalists perform at The National Concert Hall

The Brief:
Schools are invited to write and perform a song celebrating the modern, multi-cultural Ireland of 2016. The song should explore themes such as equality of opportunity, liberty, and the equal cherishing of all of the island’s children; themes that are as relevant today as when spoken of in 1916.

A Celebration of the Modern Ireland
Ireland is now very much an island of nations, and its citizens and children have their origins in a multitude of countries, cultures, religions and traditions – indeed, Ireland represents for many of its new people a land of opportunity and possibility, just as America has done for the Irish themselves. Song for ’16 celebrates the cultural and musical diversity of modern Ireland, through themes as relevant today as they were in 1916.

Through Song for ’16, schools are encouraged to engage with contemporary culture through a historical perspective, and to produce a hit song for modern Ireland that celebrates what the island has become over the last 100 years.

To apply for this competition click here.

Rap & Beats Workshops