24 January 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Mairead appointed for Monaghan – Cavan Area

By Patsy McArdle

Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB), with Music Generation, has announced the appointment of a very popular and experienced musician, composer and music educator Mairéad Duffy to the role of Music Generation Development Officer for Cavan and Monaghan. Mairead, who is well known throughout the region for her musical expertise is originally from neighbouring Co. Tyrone but has some close ties with Co. Monaghan.

As part of the Music Generation programme, some €300,000 funding per annum will be allocated to the provision of performance music education for children and young people across both counties. Mairéad’s appointment is a significant milestone in the development of Music Generation Cavan/Monaghan. It marks the beginning of a focused planning phase, which will build towards the roll-out of a full and comprehensive programme of vocal and instrumental tuition in the months to come. Despite being predominantly rural, the Cavan/Monaghan region has in recent years witnessed a significant increase in its population, with those between 0 and 18 years of age now accounting for some 30% of the overall population.

In its planning, Music…

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