Kilkenny Youth Orchestra


Since we were founded in 1988 we have given concerts throughout Ireland from north to south as well as regular performances at home in Kilkenny. We have given concerts as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival and have played for RTE National Television.


We aim to give instrumentalists from 12 to 18 years of age the opportunity to play the standard orchestral repertoire. 


Our players come from Kilkenny and surrounding counties, and rehearse every Saturday from October to May.


Every four years we make an international exchange with another youth orchestra, which has brought us to Paderborn in Germany, the Hague, Berlin, Stavanger, Hamburg & Firenze.


In Summer 2010 we played in Galway and Kilkenny with the Orchestra Giovanile di Firenze, and the following year traveled to Italy to play with them at Eastertime. Video part 1, Video part 2.


We then visited Gowran National School for an 'Orchestra in the School' Day. Link 


In summer 2014 we went to London. Link


Last summer we went to Hamburg. 


For more information on the orchestra

contact Philip on  0(0353) 87 686 0788 

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