MYF Celebrates Fourth Birthday
- Foundation’s partnership with online ticket marketplace StubHub has given over 100 children over 300 hours of professional music tuition in the last year.
- Video launch and concert to mark occasion and help raise funding to give every child access to a musical education.
Dublin 28th November 2013: Dublin based charity; The Musical Youth Foundation will celebrate its fourth year anniversary on November 29th. To mark the occasion, it will launch a video around its work with Irish youth and hold a benefit concert at the Button Factory in Temple Bar starring festival favourites The Barley Mob and the Bionic Rats on Friday November 29th.
The Musical Youth Foundation charity was established in 2009 as part of the Dublin City Soul Festival project and its mission is to give every child in Ireland access to a musical education and is the brainchild of festival founder and CEO Chris Maher. At the heart of the project is a deep desire to have a long-term positive impact on the local and wider community by providing children on the island of Ireland with access to a musical education. Thanks to a long-term partnership with StubHub, The Musical Youth Foundation has brought over 300 hours of professional music tuition to over 100 children in the last year.
Short film brings music to the ears of Ireland’s Youth
On November 28th, StubHub and the Musical Youth Foundation will premiere a short film to bring one boy’s story to life. It is about Daryl Ward, aged 16, a student who has been learning guitar with the Musical Youth Foundation for more than three years. The benefits for him have been increased engagement with education and going on to teach other children how to play guitar with aspirations to teach full time when he leaves school.
As part of its fourth anniversary, the Musical Youth Foundation will host a fundraising concert at the Button Factory in Temple Bar featuring festival favourites The Barley Mob and The Bionic Rats on Friday, November 29th. Tickets for this vital fundraising event are just €10 and available from www.musicalyouthfoundation.org, www.entertainment.ie and on the night from the Button Factory Box Office.
“The Musical Youth Foundation has played a major role in helping bring musical education to students who would not always be able to access such services,” said Councillor Maria Parodi, representing the Lord Mayor of Dublin. “Musical education can deliver major benefits to students both in their academic and personal lives. We applaud the achievements of the Musical Youth Foundation and wish it continued success.”