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Creative Young Musicians have the chance to perform onstage with true professionals!

Critically acclaimed Irish musicians Colm Quearney, The Kane Sisters, and The North Strand Kontra Band will work with and perform alongside young musicians at the NOISE Sounds Music Festival, February 18th 2012

NOISE South Dublin are opening their doors to ALL musicians from ALL MUSIC GENRES, aged 13-25 to take part in the first year of this unique Music Festival, which will take place in Áras Chrónáin Irish Cultural Centre, Clondalkin. No fee required!

A collaboration and celebration of music across all genres, NOISE Sounds Music Festival will be like no other. Rock, Pop, Electronic, Brass, Traditional, Jazz, Classical, we want to hear it all. Perfect the art of song writing with multi-faceted musician Colm Quearney, join in a trad session with The Kane Sisters, and experience a true Music Festival at its best by performing onstage on the night with eclectic, larger than life The North Strand Kontraband…

To apply to take part in the Music Festival, check out for the application form and full terms and conditions! Also email or ring 01 4149270 for application and details!  Deadline for submissions is 15th December at 5pm! Check out our Facebook page for news, updates and much more!

Colm Quearney (aka Q)

A young Colm grew up listening to blues and jazz, which he attributes to his fathers love of music. Colm says he had little interest in becoming a musician until he heard ‘Satisfaction’ by The Rolling Stones. ‘It sounds like a cliché’ he says, but when I heard it I just wanted to find a guitar to replicate as quickly as possible’. Colm has studied double bass at the College of music, played electric bass at the School of Hard Knocks, and in the early 90’s enjoyed a stint in the Ballyfermot Rock School. Q’s latest album ‘Root to the Fruit’ has enjoyed great success since its release in early 2010. Colm will be teaching a song writing masterclass at the NOISE Sounds Music Festival, February 18th 2012!
The Kane Sisters

Irish fiddle-playing sisters Liz and Yvonne Kane hail from Connemara, Galway. Taught music by their grandfather and school teacher, the Kane Sisters have gained national and international notoriety since they toured with critically-acclaimed accordion player Sharon Shannon. Deciding to take their own path musically, their debut album ‘The Well Tempered Bow’ has received rave reviews both nationwide and internationally. When not on tour, Liz and Yvonne teach music. Their latest album ‘Side by Side’, released in 2010, has been met with great reviews. ‘Side by Side’ dwells on the sister’s musical past and their ongoing success in traditional music. The Kane sisters will be performing a trad session at NOISE Sounds Music Festival, February 18th 2012, looking for young musicians with a passion for traditional music to perform with them!

The North Strand Kontra Band

‘The Pogues, Thin Lizzy, Planxty, Frank Zappa’ are just some of the great music acts which inspire the eclectic Klezmer-inspired sound of The North Strand Kontra Band. Experimenting with many different music styles has allowed the band to further their style of music. Their headline slot at The Festival of World Cultures has gained them a lot of praise. Formed in 2005 on the north side of Dublin and playing a wide range of instruments such as the clarinet, trombone, double bass and banjo, The North Strand Kontra Band will be teaching a masterclass at the NOISE Sounds Music Festival, February 18th 2012, and are looking for talented and creative young musicians to perform with them on the mainstage at Áras Chrónáin Irish Cultural Centre on the night of this Festival, definitely an opportunity not to be missed!!

NOISE Sounds Music Festival takes place on February 18th 2012! Are you aged 13-25?

Experience creating and performing music with true professionals across many genres. This Music Festival is definitely not to be missed!!

February 18th, 2012

Workshops- Songwriting Masterclass with Colm Quearney (aka Q)        3:30/4pm-6:30

Trad Session with The Kane Sisters

Workshops- Masterclass with The North Strand Kontra Band

Performance on mainstage (featuring The North
Strand Kontra Band)

Áras Chrónáin Irish Cultural Centre, Watery Lane, Orchard Road, Clondalkin Dublin 22

Tickets 5 euro

Deadline for submissions is 15th December at 5pm!

Booking is essential! Download the application form from on the events page, also contact Aoife Duffy at / 01 4149270 for application and details!

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