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We need more than just a day for HIV/AIDS

29 November 2018 11:08AM UTC | By: KATIE RYAN


Sign the pledge: We’ll do whatever it takes to end AIDS


AIDS should be a disease of the past, but it isn’t. There’s no better time to remember this than December 1 — World AIDS Day, which has it’s 30th birthday this year. That’s 30 years that people worldwide have stopped to reflect on this deadly epidemic and once again unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS. But one day a year is not enough to end this epidemic for good.

Let’s take a look at the progress we have made so far, the problem we are facing today, and the solution so we can understand how to win the fight against AIDS.

The progress: The world has made major headway against the disease since the first World AIDS Day in 1988.

Today, over 21 million people are receiving lifesaving AIDS treatment. New HIV infections are down by almost half since their peak in 1996. And AIDS-related deaths are down more than half since their peak in 2004.

Much of the progress to date is thanks to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, an innovative partnership between governments, businesses, and health organisations designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

The Fund raises and invests nearly $4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in countries and communities most in need. The Global Fund isn’t affiliated with any government or the United Nations — it operates independently with the advice and oversight of donor and implementer governments, NGOs, the private sector, private foundations, and, most importantly, affected communities.

Through its innovative HIV Epidemic Response (HER) Campaign, the Global Fund provides dedicated and tailored resources aimed at preventing new infections among young women and girls. By utilising a cross-cutting approach, which includes sexual education, peer networks, community engagement, and investment in resilient health systems, the program tackles all drivers of the epidemic to create lasting change for girls and young women.

Working with partners on the ground, the Global Fund has saved 27 million lives over its first 15 years in operation, making it one of the most effective health organisations on the planet. In 2017 alone, the Global Fund delivered incredible results:

  • 79.1 million HIV tests were taken,
  • 696,000 mothers received medicine to prevent transmitting HIV to their babies,
  • 9.4 million people were reached with HIV prevention programs and services,
  • $4.2 billion in grants were disbursed, and
  • $205 million was saved through pooled procurement.

But all of this incredible progress is also creating a sense of complacency that could threaten our ability to end AIDS within our lifetime.

The problem: The epidemic is growing by the minute and disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable populations.

Nearly 37 million people are living with HIV today, and more than 15 million of them still can’t get life-saving treatment. As a result, three people are infected with HIV and nearly two people die from AIDS every minute.

In the hardest hit countries, young women and girls continue to be disproportionately impacted by the disease. Over 750 young women are infected with HIV every day in sub-Saharan Africa. That’s twice as many new infections than young men of the same age in the region.

Discouragingly, only half of children living with HIV have access to life-saving treatment and progress on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is slipping. Last year, marked the first year that new infections among children haven’t fallen since they peaked in 2002.

The epidemic is growing because there is a 20% global shortfall of fundingneeded to reach key targets in the hardest hit countries by 2020. If we fail to reach these targets, the disease could continue to outpace our response well into the future.

How many more birthdays will World AIDS Day have before we can finally celebrate the end of this deadly epidemic? That will depend largely on the actions that you and I, and world leaders take over the next few years.

The solution: We need to make sure that the Global Fund is fully replenished in 2019.

This World AIDS Day, let’s celebrate by taking action.

The Global Fund needs to be replenished in October 2019 and we’ve got a lot of ground to cover by then. A fully funded Global Fund will save millions more lives and is a key part of helping end the epidemic.

The replenishment is a critical opportunity for donors to increase ambition and recommit to ending AIDS. We have the tools we need to end the epidemic by 2030. Now we urgently need stronger financial and political commitments to ensure these tools get to the people who need them most. This is an opportunity that we cannot lose, and you can help make sure we don’t.

To win the fight against AIDS, we need you. This World AIDS Day, ONE members are turning our outrage into action and putting our leaders on notice – add your voice today! 

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You’ll give more with your gifts when you SHOP (RED)!

You’ll give more with your gifts when you SHOP (RED)!

November 30 2018 | By: SADOF ALEXANDER


Join the fight against extreme poverty


What’s better than being able to buy fantastic products from the world’s most popular brands, all on one site? Being able to do some good while you shop! That’s exactly what will happen during (RED)’s fourth annual (SHOPATHON)RED!

(SHOPATHON)RED brings a whole new meaning to online shopping. When you shop (RED) on Amazon.com/RED, a percentage of everything you spend goes to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. There’s hundreds of products to choose from, including Apple products, stocking stuffers, cookware, tasty treats, clothing and accessories, and so much more!

Every dollar spent stretches even further, thanks to Bank of America. As the official payment provider for (SHOPATHON)RED, Bank of America will donate 20 cents for every dollar spent at Amazon.com/RED, up to $1.5 million.

Celebrity experience

This year’s (SHOPATHON)RED will also include a chance to win an exclusive celebrity experience. Have Bono and Lady Gaga write a song about you, join Brad Paisley on stage, get a cooking lesson from Snoop Dogg – pick from any of the possible experiences!

Every time you donate $10 to (RED), you’ll get one entry into the sweepstakes to meet a celebrity of your choice. You can also set up a fundraising page, and every person who donates $10 on your page will also get you an entry. The winners will get a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but no matter what, all the money will go towards the fight against AIDS.

Your money matters

(RED) is a division of ONE, and was founded in 2006 to engage people and companies in the fight against AIDS. (RED) partners with the world’s biggest brands and organizations to develop products and services that directly contribute to the Global Fund. These contributions are then invested in HIV/AIDS programs in 8 countries in sub-Saharan Africa: Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia.

To date, (RED) has generated more than $500 million for the Global Fund and impacted nearly 110 million lives through a range of life-saving programs focused on testing, treatment, counseling and care services. 100% of the money (RED) raises goes to work on the ground—no overhead taken.

Get the perfect gifts for everyone on your holiday list, and maybe even meet a celebrity or two, while giving back at the same time. (SHOPATHON)RED lasts until December 31, 2018.

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Music Generation


What is Music Generation
Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme that transforms the lives of children and young people through access to high quality performance music education.
How is it funded?
Initiated by Music Network Music Generation is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, The Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships




Music Generation Galway County
Music Generation Galway County is managed by Galway County Music Education Partnership, led by Galway and Roscommon ETB in partnership with Galway County Council, An Roinn Ealaíon, Gaeltachta agus Oidhreachta, Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Tusla, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, NUI Galway, Galway Rural Development, FORUM Connemara CLG, local music partners: Music Matters, Headford Music Works, An Gaelacadamh, Athenry Music School, Coole Music & Arts and The Galway Music Residency, youth services: Foróige, Youthwork Ireland Galway, FORUM Adolescent Support Project and Involve, festivals: Baboró and the Galway Jazz Festival, representatives from the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals, the Irish Primary Principals Association, the Post Primary Music Teachers Association, Galway Education Centre and media partner, The Galway Advertiser Newspaper Group.


Development Officer: Ruth Gordon

Music Generation Galway County,
C/O Room 46,
Galway Community College,
Wellpark Road,
Galway, H91 K642


T: 091 874 557                                                                         E: musicgenerationgalway@gretb.ie                                    W:galwayroscommon.etb.ie



Music Generation Galway County Programmes

Symphonic Waves: Symphonic Waves is a youth orchestra for the west of Ireland open to young musicians aged 13 – 21 from or based in Galway, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo, Clare or Limerick. The orchestra was formed in 2017 as a project for Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture. Symphonic Waves’ programme is now managed and delivered by Music Generation Galway County since its arrival in 2018. Currently a string orchestra, Symphonic Waves rehearsals take place once a month along with 2 residential rehearsals per year. Brass and Woodwind sections will be recruited towards the end of 2018. Symphonic Waves is supported by Galway 2020.
For more information please see the Symphonic Waves Facebook Page HERE or contact the Music Generation Galway County office


Note: SYMPHONIC WAVES PHOTOS ATTACHED Taken by Cormac MacMahon: Official 2020 Photographer

Symphonic Waves Youth Orchestra

Symphonic Waves Youth Orchestra is Expanding!

Calling all wind, brass and percussion players from Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Clare and Limerick! If you are aged 13 – 18 with a Grade 6 playing standard we would love to meet you!

Symphonic Waves is a West Of Ireland youth orchestra and was set up in 2017 as part of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. Symphonic Waves is currently a string orchestra with monthly rehearsals, residential workshops twice a year, and performances and is now building towards becoming a symphony orchestra by 2020.

Auditions will be held on Sunday 16th December 2018 in the Meadowcourt Hotel, Loughrea. If you are interested in auditioning, please contact symphonicwaves@gretb.ie / 091 874557 and  tell us a bit about yourself.


Players who are at Grade 6 and above in the following instruments are being invited to apply to audition:
Brass – French horn, trumpet, trombone, and tuba
Woodwind – Flute, oboe, clarinet and Bassoon
Percussion – Timpani and general percussion.


Auditions will take place in the Meadow Court Hotel, Loughrea, Co. Galway on Sunday 16th December.
Candidates should prepare one piece and will be asked to do some sight reading. Auditions will be approximately 5 minutes long.

To apply for an audition contactsymphonicwaves@gretb.ie / 091 874557 by Friday 7th December.


We look forward to hearing from as many potential members as possible so please feel free to forward this email & let others know about this exciting opportunity.


Uilleann Pipes Tuition Programme:


PRESS RELEASE Triail na Píobaí Music Generation Galway Co 2018 GAEILGE


PRESS RELEASE Try the Pipes Music Generation Galway Co 2018 Galway

Uilleann Pipes Programme

Following the recent Try the Pipes events in Clifden and Carraroe in November 2018, Music Generation Galway County in partnership with Na Píobairí Uilleann are proposing uilleann pipes tuition in early 2019 subject to demand.

Expressions of Interest are being taken of interest in this tuition for ages 10 – 18yrs until 30th November 2018.

Tuition sign up forms are available from musicgenerationgalway@gretb.ie  / 091 874557.

Lán le Ceol: Lán le Ceol is a Primary school based music access programmes due to be rolled out before the end of 2018 in a small number of schools with a view to growing this number in 2019.

RockPopHipHop: RockPopHipHop is a popular music access programme for teenagers providing tuition in a range of instruments and vocals. The programme will also create opportunities for participants to meet like-minded musicians and form bands. Locations to be announced in October 2018.


Music Generation Galway City

Music Generation Galway City is managed by Galway City Music Education Partnership, led by Galway and Roscommon ETB in partnership with Galway City Council, Tusla, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, NUI Galway, Galway City Partnership, local music partners: GTi School of Music, Galway Youth Orchestra, Maoin Cheoil na Gaillimhe, St. Patrick’s Brass Band, The Galway Music Residency, Music for Galway, the Galway Music Centre, youth services: Foróige, Youthwork Ireland Galway and Involve, festivals: Baboró, the Galway Jazz Festival and Galway International Arts Festival, representatives from the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals, the Irish Primary Principals Association, the Post Primary Music Teachers Association, Galway Education Centre and media partner, The Galway Advertiser Newspaper Group.

CONTACT Louise Ryan

Music Generation Galway City,

Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board,

An Coiléar Bán, Athenry, Co. Galway

T: 091 874500 E: louise.ryan@gretb.ie

W: galwayroscommon.etb.ie



Music Generation Roscommon
Music Generation Roscommon is managed by Roscommon Music Education Partnership, led by Galway and Roscommon ETB in partnership with Roscommon County Council, Roscommon Public Partnership Network, Roscommon Leader Partnership Company, Tusla, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Athlone Institute of Technology, NUI Galway, local music partners: Roscommon County Youth Orchestra, Castlerea Music Network, Roscommon Arts Centre, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Roscommon County Childcare Committee, Foróige, the Brothers of Charity and representatives from the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals, the Irish Primary Principals Association, the Post Primary Music Teachers Association, Carrick on Shannon Education Centre and media partner, The Galway Advertiser Newspaper Group.CONTACT Louise RyanMusic Generation Galway City,Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board,An Coiléar Bán, Athenry,Co. Galway


T: 091 874500 E: louise.ryan@gretb.ie




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Great to see the work and music created at The Kabin Studio Corkprofiled on RTE News earlier this week, and to hear from some of the young artists and rappers involved with GMCBeats and Music Generation Cork City. You can watch the full clip below:


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Hawaii Pledges to Be Totally Carbon Neutral by 2045

The state has both environmental and economic interests at stake.

With its expansive beaches, forests, and cliffs, it’s no wonder that Hawaii supports strong environmental regulations.

But with climate change threatening large parts of the state, local politicians are beginning to ratchet up their sustainability commitments.

The legislature approved two of its strongest climate change measures yet on Tuesday: achieving carbon neutrality by 2045 and funding carbon capture methods that make that goal attainable, according to KITV.

Take Action: Ensure All Communities Can Withstand Climate Disaster

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The bills are expected to be signed into law by Governor David Ige, Quartz reports.

The two House bills, HB 2182 and HB 1986, set the goal of “sequestering more atmospheric carbon and greenhouse gases than the State produces as quickly as practicable, but no later than 2045.”

Carbon neutrality means that a country, state, or organization is able to bring their net emissions to zero by investing in carbon removal efforts — planting trees, expanding wetlands, and developing carbon sucking technologies that store carbon.

The new measures complement bills passed last year that commit Hawaii to getting 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2045 and fueling all of its transportation with renewable sources of power within the same time frame.

A deadline decades down the line may not seem very challenging, but it’s actually the most ambitious state plan in the US.

Read More: Virginia Isn’t Waiting for President Trump to Take Climate Change Seriously

For example, New York and California, two of the most aggressive environmental regulators, have not yet committed to carbon neutrality.

“This is the biggest step forward on climate change any state has yet taken,” Hawaii representative Chris Lee said at a press conference for the bill.

It also puts Hawaii in league with countries such as Costa Rica and Norway that are leading the global fight against climate change, according to Quartz.  

While the bill sets accountability targets for the future, it has a clear vision at the outset.  

It sets aside funding for carbon capture methods, the expansion of green spaces, and the replenishment of wetlands, according to KITV. The bill also promotes the development of techniques for measuring how much carbon the state emits and stores.

Read More: This Scientist Is Rowing From California to Hawaii For Climate Change

As the federal government retreats from climate change action, states and cities are stepping up around the US — and Hawaii is often leading the charge.

For example, Hawaii joined California to become the first two states to sign the Paris climate agreement and joined the lawsuit against the Trump administration over the repeal  of the Clean Power Plan, which was the signature environmental policy under the Obama administration.

Hawaii has both environmental and economic interests at stake.

Read More: To Protect Hawaii’s Waters, Obama Creates World’s Largest Marine Reserve

The state’s coral reefs are dying as the Pacific Ocean warms, rising sea levelsare compromising coastlines and agriculture, and severe storms are causing enormous property damage.

If the two bills are signed into law, it could pave the way for even more ambitious measures that safeguard the state from climate change, according to KITV.

“We are excited for the passage of this bill because it demonstrates that combating climate change and protecting Hawaii’s environment promotes Hawaii’s economy and protects Hawaii’s taxpayers,” Marti Townsend, Director for the Sierra Club of Hawaii, told KITV.

Global Citizen campaigns to protect communities from climate disaster and you can take action on this issue here.

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9 de nuestras frases favoritas de Trevor Noah en el Festival Global Citizen: Mandela 100

¡El comediante sudafricano estuvo de regreso en Johannesburgo!

Por qué los Global Citizens deberían preocuparse
Trevor Noah, nacido en Soweto durante el apartheid, es un excelente portavoz de los Objetivos Mundiales de la ONU, cuya misión es reducir las desigualdades y acabar con la pobreza extrema para siempre. Únete a nuestro movimiento tomando medidas aquí para apoyar los Objetivos Globales.

El comediante sudafricano y presentador de The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, ha regresado a su hogar una vez más para presentar el Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, presentado por la Fundación Motsepe.

Al subir al escenario para recibir a decenas de miles de Global Citizens en el estadio FNB de Johannesburgo, Noah usó su humor característico para informar sobre los desafíos a los que se ha enfrentado, junto con el resto del país.

Nacido de una madre negra y un padre blanco, y criado por su abuela en Soweto en los días oscuros de la era del apartheid, Noah sabe y tiene una experiencia de primera mano de muchas de las desigualdades que aún enfrentamos en la actualidad.

Es por eso que él, junto con algunos de los artistas más importantes del mundo de la música, líderes mundiales, activistas y Global Citizens, se han unido para resaltar la importancia de actuar y participar en la eliminación de la desigualdad de todo tipo a escala global.

Durante su presentación en el escenario, Noah se refirió a muchos de los problemas que enfrentamos en el continente, así como en todo el mundo.

Y para Noah, la única forma en que podemos erradicar la desigualdad social es comenzar a actuar; una responsabilidad de todos, y una de los objetivos de Global Citizen.

Estas son algunas de nuestras citas favoritas del discurso de Trevor Noah en el Festival Global Citizen: Mandela 100:

1. Tomar acción.

“La acción es la clave y el corazón mismo del movimiento de Global Citizen. Es por eso que todos estamos aquí hoy para celebrar más de 4.2 millones de acciones que ustedes completaron para ganar sus boletos. Pero nuestro trabajo no está hecho. "Ya sea que estés viendo en casa o aquí en este estadio, puedes ser la generación que luche por la libertad y elimine la pobreza".

2. Tener objetivos
“Hace tres años, la comunidad internacional se unió en torno a los Objetivos Globales de la ONU para el desarrollo sostenible. El objetivo era proporcionar al mundo una hoja de ruta de 17 puntos para acabar con la pobreza extrema. Estos objetivos son el foco del activismo de Global Citizen".

3. Sobre los líderes mundiales
“Hoy, exigimos que nuestros líderes mundiales hagan más, y debemos hacerlo ahora. Porque si no actuamos, todo indica que la pobreza extrema no se resolverá en 2030 y, en muchos lugares, empeorará".


4. Sobre el saneamiento
“Hoy en día, 1 de cada 3 personas vive sin servicios básicos de saneamiento e inodoros, lo que provoca enfermedades prevenibles y, en ocasiones, incluso la muerte. En el África subsahariana, la situación está empeorando. Así que hacemos un llamado a las corporaciones para que tomen medidas y actúen esta noche para garantizar que se gane la lucha por el agua potable y el saneamiento".


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5. Sobre la nutrición
"Cuando se trata de recursos naturales, África es el lugar más rico de la tierra. África tiene mucha riqueza natural, pero es una locura que con toda esta riqueza, el 40% de todos los niños en todo el continente sufran debido a la falta de acceso a alimentos. Esta noche, llamamos a los líderes africanos a comprometer el 3% de los presupuestos de sus países a la nutrición para 2020".

6. Sobre la educación

“En el mundo actual, 264 millones de niños se están perdiendo de la escuela. La educación es un derecho humano básico, pero para muchos, sigue siendo un sueño inalcanzable. Necesitamos que más países aumenten sus propios recursos nacionales, y que los líderes del G7 vean esto esta noche, y ustedes saben quiénes son: la canciller Merkel de Alemania, el primer ministro Trudeau de Canadá, la primera ministra May del Reino Unido, el primer ministro Abe de Japón, ¡estamos esperando que respondan a esta llamada urgente!"

7 - Sobre la igualdad de género
"Las naciones más pobres del mundo necesitan $ 700 millones al año para llenar la brecha de financiamiento del acceso de las mujeres a la salud. Estamos buscando que países como Bélgica, Francia, Dinamarca y los Países Bajos vuelvan a mostrar su apoyo. Necesitamos acción en varios frentes si queremos lograr un mundo donde las mujeres sean iguales".

8. Sobre su fundación
"La fundación es algo que siempre quise comenzar. Me encanta la educación. Amo a todos los maestros que me han llevado a donde estoy hoy. Fue en lo único en lo que mi madre invirtió. Y gracias al generoso apoyo de tantos la Fundación Trevor Noah ya ha hecho grandes avances. Hemos renovado escuelas, les hemos dado acceso a computadoras, a nuevas tecnologías y les hemos dado a los estudiantes una capacitación profesional muy necesaria. Porque para mí la educación no es nada sin una oportunidad para usar el conocimiento. Y mirando hacia adelante, queremos comenzar a ayudar a los maestros a obtener los recursos y el apoyo que necesitan".


9. Sobre todos nosotros, los Global Citizens
"¿Podemos tomarnos un momento para apreciar lo que hemos hecho aquí esta noche? Todos los que se encuentran conmigo en el backstage dicen que hacía mucho que no sentíamos una energía como esta. Miren a esta multitud, a estas personas.¡Hemos logrado algo genial!

El Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 es presentado por The Motsepe Foundation, con House of Mandela, Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Nedbank, Vodacom, Coca Cola Africa, Big Concerts, Porteros de BMGF, Eldridge Industries como socios principales y HP y Microsoft como asociados.

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The ‘where and whens’ for a merry, musical Christmas

The ‘where and whens’ for a merry, musical Christmas

December can be a busy month, not least for music-makers and those hoping to catch them in action as part of a festive concert or performance. We’ve rounded up some dates for your diary to help guide you through a selection of the events that might be coming up in your area…

Friends and families of the young musicians participating in Music Generation Carlow’s Hubs will gather to celebrate their work throughout the year over two evenings, on Wednesday 12 December (Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal, 7pm) and Thursday 13 December (Borris Vocational School, 7pm).

Each weekend between now and the big day the streets of Cork City will be alive with music thanks to a whole host of groups and ensembles taking part in GLOW: a Cork Christmas Celebration. The team welcome volunteers to help bucket-collect at each performance and of course supporters and singalongs are encouraged!

There will be ‘A Very Grainstore Christmas’ in Cabinteely, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, on Sunday 16 December as Music Generation dlr host workshops and performances throughout the day.

Donegal-based teenage musicians, singers and those interested in playing and performing as part of a group are encouraged to sign up to the Soundwaves 2018 Christmas Edition, taking place in Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey on Saturday 15 December.

To mark months’ worth of rehearsals and preparatory work, Galway County’sSymphonic Waves Regional Youth Orchestra will perform two concerts in Furbo (Saturday 15 December, 4pm) and Loughrea (Sunday 16 December, 6pm), under the baton of Conductor and Director James Cavanagh.

Those in the midlands can look forward to a fix of festive cheer as Music Generation Laois hosts its annual Christmas Concert in Dunamaise College, Railway Street, at 4pm on Sunday 16 December.

Budding young singers are welcome to St George's Heritage Centre, Carrick on Shannon, this Saturday afternoon (8 December from 1pm), where Music Generation Leitrim will present a free singing workshop suitable for those ages 7 to 12 year olds.

The Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol will be this year’s venue for the Music Generation Louth Winter Showcase, featuring its Junior Harp Ensemble, participants in its Brass and Rock and Pop programmes among others, playing from 6pm on Saturday 15 December.

The Core Mayo – a creative space for young musicians – welcomes musicians, families and friends to an evening of live local talent in Ballina Arts Centre on Thursday 13 December from 8pm.

Trad and rock musicians from Music Generation Wicklow's Blessington Hub will showcase their skills from 6.30pm on Friday evening, 7 December in Blessington Further Education and Training Centre

Of course we’re sure there will be jingle bells in many other schools, hubs, streets and centres over the coming weeks and we wish the very best of luck to all young musicians for their final preparations. Here’s to a merry, musical Christmas!

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“The thing that offends me, that makes me angrier than anything in the world is the squandering of human potential… where you live can never decide whether you live.” Thank you, Mellody Hobson andThe Economic Club of Chicago for hosting Bono and ONE for a great night and sharing your stage.

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