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The Musical Youth Foundation is hosting a very special “No Tent Required Funk & Soul Weekender” at The Grand Social on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd of September 2011 to help raise funds for our “guitars for kids” programmes. This is your chance to witness some truly amazing musical performers …

Children from the Musical Youth Foundation’s “guitars for kids” programme will be Rocking Out all this week at an exclusive “Summer Rock School”, with thanks to the good people at Musicmaker’s MAD Studio (Musicmaker Artist Development) who have very kindly donated 5 places on the highly sought after course! This …

Pioneer Investments donates 2nd hand computers to the Musical Youth Foundation. Pioneer Investments is a leading global investment manager based in Ireland with a proven track record for successfully growing client assets in a conservative and risk-controlled manner since 1928. More recently, Pioneer very generously donated four desktop computers to …

Ciara’s Charity Cycle Congratulations and Thank You to Ciara Cunningham who recently completed the Wicklow 200 Cycle, raising €326. in donations for the Musical Youth Foundation. The Wicklow 200 is a non-competitive cycle ride that takes place in June each year. It covers 200 kilometres around the roads of beautiful …

We are delighted to announce that €4,089. has been raised from your donations at the annual Dublin City Soul Festival from May 26th – 29th. These funds will help us to continue providing “guitars for kids” in the local community. A big THANK YOU to all our volunteers for making …

MYF kids meet & perform with Roger Waters….. On May 24th 2011 sixteen children participating in the Musical Youth Foundation “guitars for kids” programme got to meet and perform with Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters during his Wall tour. The children aged 10 to 15 years got to experience all …

Calling all runners, walkers and crawlers. The Musical Youth Foundation is looking for volunteers to take part in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon to raise funds to help the charity reach its goal, “to provide every child on the island of Ireland with access to a musical education”.  With your …

Home-grown Soul The Irish Times Life section recently took a look at some really inspirational Irish folks who have changed their career path after traveling abroad. Our very own Founder & CEO Chris Maher was featured in the latest publication and he talks about some of the inspiration behind his …

The Soul Train gathers steam Some more great exposure for the Musical Youth Foundation: the Dublin People picked up on Chris’ recent appearance in the Memphis Daily News. Read the full story over on their website.

Talking in Memphis Dublin soul reaches the music capital of the world Memphis Tennessee as Musical Youth Foundation CEO Chris Maher is interviewed by the paper of record the Memphis Daily News and described as “Memphis soul music’s greatest ambassador”. “Maher’s mission to promote and preserve soul music includes passing …

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