About SoundWaves

SoundWaves Music Space provides masterclasses, workshops and mentoring programmes across Ireland. 

Programmes are delivered by inspirational guest musicians who are leading figures on the Irish musical landscape.

Programmes are aimed at young musicians and singers who are at a transitional stage in their music making.

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 2021 with Dónal Lunny’s Atlantic Arc masterclass and concert series. This programme engaged 60 young musicians in counties Clare, Carlow, Laois, Wexford and Waterford and featured guest musicians: Dónal Lunny, Pauline Scanlon, Jarlath Henderson, Pádraig Rynne, Tara Breen, Alan Doherty, Graham Henderson, Davie Ryan, Sharon Howley, Ewen Vernal and Paul Moore. See video below:

SoundWaves Music Space is produced by Atlantic Arc Productions under the direction of Jody Ackland with traditional Irish music programmes run in association with Music Generation Clare and funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.