Cruinniú na nÓg – 12th June 2021

We are excited to share news of some of the activities going on within our programmes for this very special day, which celebrates the vibrancy, creativity and voice of young people across our nation, including:

  • ‘An Introduction to Irish Music’ workshops (Online @ 2.30pm and 3.30pm)
  • Hapnin’ Podcast LIVE Special @ 2pm
  • Online Songwriting and Beats Workshop @ 4.30pm

Read on for full details!

‘An Introduction to Irish Music’ Workshops (2.30pm & 3.30pm)

In partnership with Cork Academy of Music, there will be two workshops entitled “An Introduction to Irish Music” with the very talented and award-winning Irish trad musician, Jason Turk.

The aim of the workshop will be to give an introduction to what makes Irish Traditional music different from other genres.
Traditional music is an aural tradition (learned by listening). To take focus away from being onscreen a large part of the workshops will be done with eyes closed and participants will learn to use their ears critically. Just by listening participants will learn to identify different tune types and different ornamentation as well as participating in a wide variety of music listening games. Answers will be given by hand signals with eyes closed so while being engaging it will also be very inclusive and non-competitive.
Participants will also collaborate on the composition of a new tune together. This will be performed by Jason while participants will be encouraged to suggest the notes and rhythms.

Event details: The workshops are aimed at the 13-18 year old age bracket. They will be held online at 2:30pm and 3.30pm on Saturday 12th June. Length approximately 45 mins. Links to the workshops will be provided after booking.
Booking: The workshops are free of charge but booking is requested as spaces are limited. Bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis. Please email to reserve a place. There will be no more places allocated after 5pm on Thursday 10th June.



Hapnin’ Podcast LIVE Special (2 – 3.30pm)

For the very first time, a LIVE episode of the Hapnin’ podcast will be aired!

Hapnin is an Irish youth podcast project based in Cork city’s northside. In this LIVE Cruinniú na nÓg Hapnin’ Special, young people will showcase their own work and talk inspiration and different approaches to making art in a celebration of youth creativity. With chats, interviews, craic and music go leor, this promises to be a lively, tunes-filled podcast.

Supported by Foróige Link Point, Cork ETB and Music Generation Cork City, the Hapnin’ podcast is created by teens and young adults at The Kabin Studio in Knocknaheeny, a youth music and recording space, facilitated by Rory McGovern and Garry McCarthy.

Click HERE to tune into the livestream at 2pm, Sat June 12th! , Hapnin Podcast – YouTube


Online Songwriting & Beats Workshop (4.30 – 5.30pm)

GMC Beats (Garry McCarthy) and Rory McGovern present a free online songwriting and beatmaking workshop live from The Kabin Studio as part of Cruinniú na nÓg, open to all ages.

Click HERE to join the workshop from 4.30pm, Sat June 12th!

The Kabin Studio in Knocknaheeny is a youth music and recording space, facilitated by Rory McGovern and Garry McCarthy, with the support of Cork ETB and Music Generation Cork City, and with youth support from Foróige and Youth Work Ireland Cork. Follow The Kabin Studio on instagram @thekabinstudio.


Cruinniú na nÓg – 12th June 2021 – Music Generation Cork City