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Updates for 1st November 2012

Brian applauds children's Music Progamme in Dublin's South West Inner City

Today at St Michael’s Estate, Inchicore, Brian Kennedy was guest of honour at a concert to celebrate MUSIC FOR ME, a children’s music programme run by arts organisation Common Ground in Dublin’s Canal Communities.

Children from the After Schools Club St Michael’s Estate (Inchicore), Our Lady of the Wayside School (Bluebell), Fatima Homework Club and Dolphin House Homework Club (Rialto), sang and played their own compositions for VIP guest Brian Kennedy and family and friends

Speaking at the concert, which featured more than 40 children across the four participating inner city areas, Brian Kennedy said ’Music is the language of emotion and in these challenging times it's inspiring and moving to see the next generation of local kids expressing themselves in this way. Sometimes it's easier to sing something rather than say it and I can think of no better way than learning about each other through the all-powerful medium of song and musical collaboration. I'm proud to be associated with Music for Me"

For over 13 years Common Ground has connected artists, children, young people, and adults so that they that get to think, act and participate in the arts in powerful and often never imagined ways. Today, Common Ground’s seminal report celebrates its eight-year long music partnership with local groups, over 17 musicians and 120 children, which began in 2005 with just 16 children and increased to 700 across Dublin 8 and 12 over its duration.

News2Day, covered the event and is currently available on RTE Player, until Nov 5th:
http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/10069799/

For more information on Common Groung please visit: www.commonground.ie

Music for Me - Brian Kennedy with siblings Jeffrey, Gina, Whitney and Owen Osazuwa
All the photos by Mark Stedman from Photocall Ireland.
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Music for Me - Brian Kennedy with siblings Jeffrey, Gina, Whitney and Owen OsazuwaMusic For Me
Music for Me - Brian Kennedy with siblings Jeffrey, Gina, Whitney and Owen Osazuwa
Music for Me - Brian Kennedy with siblings Jeffrey, Gina, Whitney and Owen OsazuwaMusic For Me
Music for Me - Brian Kennedy with siblings Jeffrey, Gina, Whitney and Owen OsazuwaMusic For Me
Music for Me - Brian Kennedy with siblings Jeffrey, Gina, Whitney and Owen OsazuwaMusic For Me

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Azizat Banjo, St Michaels, Karen Cummins, Rialto, Niamh Fitzgerald, St MichaelsMusic For Me