Hundreds of young musicians from around the country will take to the stage of the National Concert Hall in Dublin tomorrow, for an annual showcase of emerging talent.

The event, organised by the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras, is the culmination of months of rehearsals and years of effort.

Among the participants will be a group from Athenry that has benefited from a thriving musical scene in the Co Galway town.

The Athenry Music School was established in 2007, with just 16 children involved.

Since then it has grown to take in six orchestras and three choirs.

Members take part in concerts and performances around the country and around Europe.

There is also a thriving outreach programme, to spread the music message around east Galway.

Every Thursday night, groups of children arrive for the different classes they are involved in.

There is no minimum entry requirement and - apart from a waiting list for places - everyone is welcome to attend.

The more senior players will perform at the National Concert Hall tomorrow.

For weeks they have been rehearsing their pieces ahead of the event.

They will be conducted by Daire Mac Mághnuis, who was one of the first children to be taught at the school in 2007.

He is now pursing a career in music and has started to compose his own works.