BIMM Dublin and the Digital Hub have joined forces for the Liber8 afterschool music programme.
The Liber8 Music Project is open to 13-to-17-year-olds living in the Liberties area of Dublin 8, and will run during the 2017/2018 academic year with two classes of 20 attending the 10-week programme, wherein the students will complete three modules ‘Music Styles’, ‘Introduction to Performance Techniques’ and ‘Introduction to Recording and Sound Design’.
The programme will engage with some of Dublin’s most renowned musicians as tutors to the students, including Kieran McGuinness, lead singer and guitarist from Delorentos, Louise McNamara, vocalist and guitarist in the twin sister duo group Heathers and James Byrne drummer for Mercury-nominated and Choice- prize-winning band, Villagers.
The classes will be held twice a week at The Digital Hub and BIMM Institute Dublin with the first group starting in October 2017. The Liber8 Music Project is free to attend for successful applicants.
The Liber8 Music Project will be rolled out as part of The Digital Hub’s expanding range of community learning initiatives in the Liberties area of Dublin 8. Interested young budding musical artists can apply online through The Digital Hub website. Closing date for completed applications is Monday, 2 October.
Speaking on behalf of BIMM Institute Dublin, Alan Cullivan, College Principal at BIMM Institute Dublin said: “With The Liber8 Music Project, BIMM Institute Dublin aims to play a part in exposing students from Dublin 8 to life at a third level college with the aim of reinforcing the idea that attending college is an attractive option, as well as a realistic goal.
“With an established presence in the heart of the Liberties on Francis St. and The Coombe since 2011, BIMM Institute Dublin is actively supporting and adding to the development of the local community by establishing this exciting new project in collaboration with the team at The Digital Hub.”
Commenting on the launch of the new programme, Fiach Mac Conghail, Chief Executive Officer at The Digital Hub said: “We are excited to launch this new learning initiative with one of our local partners, BIMM Institute Dublin. Our community is located in one of Dublin City’s most vibrant districts and its young residents now have a wonderful opportunity to unleash their creativity and learn new music and digital media skills in a fun environment. At The Digital Hub, we are committed to the local community and we continue to deliver learning programmes for all people across all age groups.”