Music Generation Cork City - GLOW on the GO

Music Generation Cork City, in partnership with Cork City Council, present "Glow on the Go”, a Re-imagine Glow project


Music Generation Cork City will be familiar to visitors to the GLOW Christmas Market - they have been many of the musical acts entertaining the crowds. From brass to pop to trad, Music Generation is a hugely successful music education project in the city, teaching hundreds of young people the joy of music.

This Christmas, MGCC's came up with a creative way to generate festive fun around the city in the absence of the GLOW market. Like GLOW, they have re-imagined their Christmas events to find the safest way perform and entertain – by making music on the move! 

On Friday 11th of December, pods of young musicians popped up in their localities, singing jolly songs and brightening the spirits of those who crossed their paths. From neighbourhood parks to local care-homes, these merry-making groups brought laughter and song as they moved & grooved around the community. 

With special guest appearances from some of Cork’s finest musicians, some magic moments are captured, for a festive video momento.

See a short video of how they got on YouTube:

Music Generation Cork City works in partnership with community-based musicians and music organisations to bring music education to children and young people across Cork City. Using the Community Education process, socially-inclusive performance music education programmes are made available in the places where children live, play, and go to school, bringing opportunities for music-making into the heart of Cork’s communities. There are currently over 2,000 children and teenagers accessing Music Generation Cork City partner programmes. MGCC partners include Cork’s Barrack Street Band, Cork Academy of Music (North Mon), GMC Beats (Hollyhill), Creative Tradition (Knocknaheeny), Music in Community (City Centre), Youth Work Ireland Cork (Gurranabraher), Cork Community Gamelan (UCC) and Music Mash Up (Mayfield).  

Music Generation Cork City is part of Music Generation, Ireland’s national music education programme initiated by Music Network and co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.