About SoundWaves

SoundWaves Music Space provides masterclasses, workshops and mentoring programmes in Ireland and in regions across the Atlantic Arc.  

Programmes are delivered by inspirational guest musicians who are leading figures in the Atlantic Arc’s musical landscape.

SoundWaves nurtures the development of a new and exciting society of creators.

Programmes encourage participants to cultivate their own unique process of openness and curiosity towards writing, arranging and performing, exploring new ideas, individual techniques and musical approaches.

SoundWaves harnesses the wisdom and mastery of musicians who have dedicated their lives to their art.

With value placed on inter-generational exchange, SoundWaves provides opportunities, support, and training for established musicians to step into a mentoring space.

The pilot

SoundWaves was piloted in Ireland in 2021 as part of Dónal Lunny's Atlantic Arc series of masterclasses and concerts. The programme engaged 60 young musicians from counties Clare, Carlow, Laois, Wexford and Waterford to learn, rehearse and perform alongside some of Ireland's most renowned traditional musicians: Dónal Lunny, Pauline Scanlon, Jarlath Henderson, Pádraig Rynne, Tara Breen, Alan Doherty, Graham Henderson, Davie Ryan, Sharon Howley, Ewen Vernal and Paul Moore. Watch the video below:

SoundWaves Music Space is produced by Atlantic Arc Productions under the direction of Jody Ackland