Who we are

Music Generation Cork City (MGCC) is a music education programme that works in partnership with community based musicians and music organisations to bring music education into the lives of children and young people across Cork City. Using the Community Education process, programmes are being made available in the places where children live, play, and go to school, bringing opportunities for music-making into the heart of Cork’s communities.

A major project of Cork Music Education Partnership, MGCC is part of Music Generation, Ireland’s national music education programme, initiated by Music Network, co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds and The Department of Education and Skills, with matched funding from Cork City Council, Cork ETB, the HSE, CIT, UCC & Cork City Partnership.

Community-based music education providers currently working in partnership with Music Generation Cork City include:


  • Currently working in partnership with 10 community-based music education providers
  • Team of 60 music tutors
  • 100 tutors and volunteers involved in summer programme and Inspire events
  • Bank of 800 musical instruments on loan to schools and groups
  • 2000+ participating children and young people ages 3-18 years


Music Generation Cork City provides socially inclusive performance music education opportunities for children and young people in the four RAPID (Revitalising Areas through Planning, Investment and Development) areas of Cork City. The RAPID areas are:

  • Knocknaheeny/Hollyhill/Gurranabraher
  • Farranree/Fairhill/Churchfield
  • Mayfield/The Glen/Blackpool
  • Mahon/Togher

Citywide initiatives include Early Years music education, choral singing and an extensive annual summer programme.


Upcoming Events
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Music Generation Cork City presents a series of ...

DATE: Thursday June 21st, 2012
VENUE: Fiona Kelleher (Voice) and Jim Murray (Guitar and Accordion)

An interactive performance of new songs for childr…

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What's That Noise (Globalfest 2012 Anthem)

DATE: 17/02/2019

What’s That Noise recorded by GMC as the Globalfes