Connemara Drum Workshops Cruinniú na nÓg 2023

Project Name

Connemara Drum Workshops for Cruinniú na nÓg 2023

Project Partners

Galway Culture Company, The Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB), GRETB’s Community Education Programme and Music Generation

Role of Galway Culture Company


Strategic Aim

This project falls under our second and third strategic aims;
Support and Develop Place-based Cultural Programming
Provide Supports to the Cultural and Creative Sector

Project Description

To celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg on June 10th, 2023, with support from the Creative Ireland programme, drums from the PULSE Gaillimh Drum Programme will be used as part of workshops with children and young people in Connemara.

The PULSE Gaillimh Drum Programme is a county-wide drum training programme offering all age groups of children, young people and adults access to a bank of percussion instruments within community and educational settings. The instruments were originally purchased during the European Capital of Culture term and are now managed by Music Generation in Galway.

For more information or to request use of the instruments, please email Eric Cunningham, Music Development Officer with Music Generation, at

For more information on the PULSE Gaillimh Drum Programme, click here.

Projects outcomes-what we expect from this project

To provide access to a free percussion related programme for music-making children, young people and adults in County Galway on Cruinniú na nÓg, 2023.

How is this project funded

This project is funded by Galway Culture Company, which is supported by the Government of Ireland under the National Development Plan through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

Initiated by Music Network, Music Generation is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Local Music Education Partnerships (LMEPs). Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB) together with Galway County Council are lead funding partners of Music Generation Galway County. Additional support is provided by a number of other county-based partners.


June 2023.