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The Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Music Factory is back with Gulliver & Beyond The Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Music Factory is back with Gulliver & Beyond


The Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Music Factory is back with Gulliver & Beyond



Music Factory is an exciting creative music camp for children (8-12 years) which takes place from Monday 20 – Friday 24 July (10am-3pm) on campus at UL at the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance.

Gulliver & Beyond is the theme for this year’s camp as children journey beyond the realms of fairytale, beyond the lands of Liliputians and Giants, through music, song, dance, visual art, puppetry and musical theatre.

The ICO’s music camp has a long-standing reputation for providing the best facilitators in the Mid-West.  This year’s creative team is led by ICO violinist, Diane Daly. Tutors include singer/actress Jean McGlynn, singer Kathleen Turner, dancer Jenny Brown, artist Lisa Cody, percussionist Boris Hunka, alongside a host of professional musicians from the Irish Chamber Orchestra and Music Generation.

Children will experiment in many art forms, working in intimate groups with their leaders, to produce their very own performance.  No prior music experience is necessary. The aim of the camp is to make new friends, be creative and to have fun. Gulliver & Beyond culminates in a performance on Friday July 24 for friends and family.


The fee for Music Factory’s Gulliver & Beyond  is €90 payable to the Irish Chamber Orchestra (by cash or cheque). This includes a full week of creative workshops from 10am – 3pm daily. Participants must bring their own packed lunches daily and bottled water is also advisable.

Places are limited and sought after, so early booking is recommended. Contact [email protected] for application forms or visit the ICO website here.

Music Factory is an Irish Chamber Orchestra community initiative supported by Music Generation.

The Irish Chamber Orchestra is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. You can check out the Irish Chamber Orchestra on their Facebook page here, and their Twitter here

Read more about the Irish Chamber Orchestra here.


Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.