Dumbarton Constituency MSP, Jackie Baillie, has welcomed funding of £44,134 from the National Lottery Community Fund’s Young Start fund for Gael Music.
The project will support young people to deliver a range of activities around traditional folk music including dance and song. Activities will include outreach sessions, a weekly club, youth-led research activities, creation of a new online music archive and a range of public events/performances. The project will recruit eight 16-19 year old paid trainee leaders to support music leaders delivering sessions and 30 9-16 year old volunteers to engage 360 local people in activities.
“I am delighted that Gael Music have received funding from the National Lottery Community Fund’s Young Start fund. I know that the funding which has been awarded will benefit children and young people across West Dunbartonshire.
“I want to thank Gael Music for the work that they are doing in our local area.”