PULSE Gaillimh Drum Programme

Project Name

PULSE Gaillimh Drum Programme

Project Partners

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

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

This is a county-wide drum training programme linking children, young people and adults within community and educational settings. The bank of percussion instruments purchased during the European Capital of Culture term is now managed by Music Generation in Galway.

The drum programme, known as PULSE, will be offered to adults and groups attached to communities in Tuam, Clifden, Spiddal, Ballinasloe, Portumna and Athenry first and later broadened to encompass groups in other communities. It will also be delivered to children and young people in educational settings, at festivals and at Music Generation’s Music Hubs and Camps at a variety of locations throughout the county.

To enquire about PULSE, contact Music Generation Galway County at musicgenerationgalway@gretb.ie or 091 874557.

Projects outcomes-what we expect from this project

To provide access to percussion related programmes for music-making children, young people and adults in County Galway.

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.



Upcoming events

PULSE will be offered to children, young people, adults and groups attached to communities in Spiddal, Ballinasloe and Athenry from November 2023 and will be overseen by staff from GRETB’s Music Generation and Community Education programmes.

Read about the PULSE workshops here.