Summer Workshops, Camps & Performance Opportunities at The Core.

NB. This post is being updated regularly. More activities to be added. Watch this space and keep an eye on @TheCoreMayo on Instagram and other social media for more details.

Songwriting Workshop
Tuesday June 4th, 11.00-15.00, €13 Members / €20 on members
Register by clicking here

Recording Workshop
Thursday June 6th, 11am-3pm, €13 Members / €20 on members
Register by clicking here

Membership Induction
Friday June 7th 11.00-13.00
To register please click here

Songwriting Workshop
Monday June 10th, 11.00-15.00, €13 Members / €20 on members
Register by clicking here

Recording Workshop
Tuesday June 11th, 11am-3pm, €13 Members / €20 on members
Register by clicking here

The Core- Summer Camp. (June)
June 25th , 26th  & 27th
11.00-15.00, €39 members / €50 non members
Participants will explore collaboration, jamming, songwriting, recording and production. This is a great way to meet like minded music enthusiasts! 
To register please click here

The Core- Production Camp.
July 1st – 5th 
10.00-16.00, €110 / €79 members

Teenage Bands/artists have the opportunity to submit a demo to be considered for full production and will have a professionally recorded, mixed and mastered track ready for release on Spotify.

There will be space for 1 band and 5 extra participants. We will go into step by step detail of the recording and production process and all participants will assist in the engineering process and contribute either musically or technically or  both. The selected act will leave with a professionally mixed and mastered finished product.

This is an intensive camp. Participants will be expected to contribute and there will be a lot of work involved. This is an exciting opportunity for a young band or any young person who wishes to acquire an immersive learning experience and gain a real insight into modern day recording and production. 

To apply for a place, please click here

The Core Stage at Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina Salmon Festival 2024
July 8-12th, From 1pm
Daily open air concerts showcasing youth musicians.
To apply please click here

The Core-Summer Camp. (July)
July 16th , 17th  & 18th
10.00-14.00, €50 / €39 members
Participants will explore collaboration, jamming, songwriting, recording and production. This is a great way to meet like minded music enthusiasts! 
To register please click here

Upcoming at The Core

Become a member on Saturday 27th April 27th- For more info and to register, please click here

Come along to one of our Saturday Open Jam Sessions– for more info and to register, click here

Amplify Youth– Youth Music Showcase, May 10th, Ballina Arts Centre. tickets on sale soon. Watch this space

Saturday Open Sessions at The Core

To sign up please click here

The Core- Saturday Open Sessions facilitated by Conor Hickey
Ballina Arts Centre
11.30-1pm 
April- Sat 27th
May- 
Sat 11th, Sat 18th
June- Sat 1st

€Free Members / €5 Non Members

This is a drop in session where young people can hang out, jam and get to know like minded individuals at The Core. Members go free and can use it as space to get advice or help with their musical journey. This is an ideal way for non members to get a sense of what happens at The Core. 

To sign up, please click here

For more info, queries etc. [email protected] / 0877485954

To sign up, please click here

Calling young musicians!!!

Amplify Youth is an open music showcase presented by The Core, Music Generation Mayo at Ballina Arts Centre on Friday, May 10th  2024  at 8pm . The event is part of Féile Mhaigh Eo and the stage is open to bands, groups, duos and solo performers (aged 12-18) of all genres of music

If you would like the opportunity to perform at Amplify Youth, we are inviting submissions of an audio/video recording of your act for consideration. Register by clicking here 

Applicants will automatically be considered for another exciting performance opportunity; a slot on the main stage at Big Day on the Mall, Castlebar on May 25th, also part of Music Generation Mayo’s Féile Mhaigh Eo – A Youth Music Festival, taking place throughout Mayo across the month of May.

For further info/queries please contact [email protected] / 0877485954

Saturday Open Sessions at The Core

To sign up please click here

The Core- Saturday Open Sessions facilitated by Conor Hickey
Ballina Arts Centre
12-1pm 
February- Sat 10th, 24th
March- 
Sat 2nd, 23rd
€Free Members / €5 Non Members

This is a drop in session where young people can hang out, jam and get to know like minded individuals at The Core. Members go free and can use it as space to get advice or help with their musical journey. This is an ideal way for non members to get a sense of what happens at The Core. 

To sign up, please click here

For more info, queries etc. [email protected] / 0877485954

To sign up, please click here

February Camp 2024 and Membership

Hi everyone!

Philip Cassidy here. I recently returned form career break and I am delighted to be back at The Core. I am excited to be back working with all the talented young musicians in Ballina and beyond. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Cathal Faughnan for all his work at The Core while I was away.

I am excited to announce our upcoming February camp and I will also be opening up membership at The Core soon. In the meantime I am asking anybody who is interested in membership to please fill this short expression of interest form by clicking here

If you wish to sign up for the February camp please do so by clicking here

Keep an eye on the website and @TheCoreMayo socials for exciting new announcements!

Thanks,

Philip