The Urgency Of Music
Cork Migrant Centre


The Cork Migrant Centre (CMC) runs psychosocial programs for migrants in Cork. CMC utilises a strength-based approach whereby migrant individuals, children and families’ knowledge, skills and experience are acknowledged through participatory working methods. Collaboration and partnerships with service users, other stakeholders (nationally and internationally) and academic institutions are key to CMC’s work with the aim of maintaining best work practices, capacity building and delivering evidence-based interventions. CMC offers its services to all migrants in Cork in Cork City and County, with a focus on direct provision centres in Cork (with close to 1000 residents combined), and those fleeing war.

Cork Migrant Centre Youth Initiative provides psychosocial wellbeing (social, emotional, cognitive, cultural, knowledge and skills) through offering creative activities which are delivered on site at Nano Nagle Place on Wednesday afternoons after school, using the universal language of visual and performance arts with a focus on social action towards transformative justice.

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See images from the project


‘Kabin Summer Camp Video Montage’, some excerpts of summer camps hosted by The Kabin Studio in July 2022, featuring Cork Migrant Centre, Traveller groups and creative songwriting and beats-making summer camps.

Video by SwanIGuess


‘Travel The World’, a song composed at Cork Migrant Centre’s 5-day summer camp at The Kabin Studio Knocknaheeny by members of Cork Migrant Centre Youth Initiative in collaboration with members of The Kabin Studio. Written, recorded and produced July 2022 at The Kabin Studio.

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Cork Migrant Centre

Project Partners

The Kabin Studio
A not-for-profit vibrant music & creative hub, repurposed Masterkabin in Knocknaheeny in the Northside of Cork City. Established by GMCBeats in 2012 with the support of Music Generation Cork City, The Kabin has grown out of a love for hip hop, songwriting, performance and creative expression.
Music Generation Cork City
Music Generation Cork City (MGCC) is a performance 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.
Cork Migrant Centre – Music Generation Cork City