Students from Ballyfermot Rock School organise Sounds 4 Sunday a series of gigs and a practical learning experience.
The gigs will be at the Rock Garden in Dublin and provide students from Ballyfermot Rock School with experience in organising events. They will also provide a platform for up and coming artists from the music school.
Paul Lane who is doing a one year music management course at the Ballyfermot Rock School explains how the gigs came about as a practical exercise for students in the real world of the music industry.
It's basically to show people what the Rock School is about.
The events give students experience in public relations and event management as well as a way of developing relationships with others in the industry.
The Sounds 4 Sunday gigs take place of four weeks at the Rock Garden venue in Dublin's Temple Bar. Admission is just £3 to see performances from bands like Lir, Blink and Daniel Weaver.
Musician Stephen Flanagan performed at the show last week along with three other bands from Ballyfermot Rock School. The music varies from acoustic sets to full on rock band performances. All the performers are from Ballyfermot Rock School or attended the school in the past. The gigs demonstrate the variety of musicians and bands that come out of the Rock School. It is not just rock.
All tastes are catered for.
Paul Lane says the course has given him the opportunity to get to know what the music business is about and make some contacts in the process. Stephen Flanagan believes that the course offers something that you can not learn on the street.
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