IAYO 28th Festival of Youth Orchestras

IAYO 28th Festival of Youth Orchestras

Saturday, 10 February 2024, 1.00pm

The 28th Festival of Youth Orchestras will take place in the National Concert Hall on Saturday, 10 February 2024. The IAYO Festival of Youth Orchestras is the annual celebration of Ireland’s talented young musicians.

Tickets are now on sale from the NCH at nch.ie.

The Festival of Youth Orchestras is the annual celebration of Irish youth orchestras and their talented members with a great variety of music played by young people for young people. The programme features classics such as Finlandia by Jean Sibelius and The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky, music from the screen including Pirates of the Caribbean, pop anthems including Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson, traditional Irish music like The Wild Rover Waltz, original compositions from Irish composers and much more! On the day, there will also be the world premiere of Marching Bows by Irish composer Greg Scanlon, performed by SETU Budding Bows.

There will be two concerts on the day at 1pm and at 7.30pm. We are delighted to announce that the 2024 Festival will include performances from:


Kylemore Music Centre Orchestra
SETU Budding Bows
Irish Chamber Orchestra Youth Orchestra
Coole Music Youth Orchestra


Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra
Carlow Youth Orchestra, Kiltra School of Music Youth Orchestra, St Agnes’ CCMA Chamber Orchestra and St Peter’s NS Orchestra
Ceol na Mara Orchestra
MTU Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra

Funded by The Arts Council and supported by RTÉ Supporting the Arts.

Ticket prices:

Full Price: €20 • Concessions (Students, OAPs, Unwaged): €10 • Children (17 and under): €7.50 • Family Ticket: €45. Group discounts are available.

Learn more about IAYO at www.iayo.ie

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Published by iayo on 30 November 2023

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