WhistleBlast Quartet's 2021 Composition Programme Let's Laugh
Free virtual masterclasses to every mainstream and special needs school in Ireland and beyond
Free Teacher's guide to introducing Music into the classroom
WhistleBlast is encouraging every young person to join in their VIRTUAL MASTERCLASSES and have lots of fun and laughter through music making.
Access the WhistleBlast Teacher’s guide to introducing Music into the Classroom here
The WhistleBlast Quartet (Conor Linehan, piano; Ken Edge, saxes and clarinets, Oonagh Keogh, violin and Mary Curran, French Horn) is continuing to work with 200 nationwide students, both face to face and online, and this year we are expanding our programme by offering FREE virtual masterclasses to EVERY mainstream and special needs school in Ireland and beyond.
Actor/Comedian and television presenter Tommy Tiernan is no stranger to creating wonderfully imaginative ideas through words and laughter, and he reminds us that anyone can use their imagination… ’It’s as easy as whistling!’ Presently these can be tricky times for teenagers, however young people everywhere can benefit from watching WhistleBlast’s virtual presentations, which are carefully designed online resources, aimed at providing the necessary tools to help them express themselves through musical composition and performance. All musical styles and performance abilities are catered for and everyone is welcome to join in WhistleBlast’s uplifting 2021 Programme – ‘Let’s Laugh’.
The quartet is again highlighting how music-makers can help to make a difference to children this year by supporting the ISPCC’s Childline Listening Service and encouraging an awareness of this vital national service to young people in Ireland. This is the second year the quartet and young student composers have supported this essential service with a special online composition piece Then We’ll Meet Again.