Music Maker's Circle

Making Music Possible

'We are the music makers, and we are the dreamer of dreams'


Help us Make Music

Galway Music Residency has a simple but powerful mission. We exist to serve the people of Galway, providing opportunities for all to experience the joy of music in new and unexpected ways. We do this primarily for free and anyone is welcome at our activities. Because everyone has the right to listen to, learn about and love music.

Music Makers! Come on this journey with us. Help us make many generations of musicians and music lovers in Galway and beyond.

You can make music possible for all.

The initial idea of Galway Music Residency was to expand interest in classical music in Galway across different communties. Getting to disadvantaged communities and creating opportunities to experience classical music. I’m from a rural background and I didn’t hear the words classical music once through my primary and secondary education. As a Music Maker I want to help GMR to open the wonderful notes of classical music to more communities, more of the time.” – Michael Cuddy, Music Maker

Joining our Music Maker Circle is simple. By donating either €50 or €100, you are empowering us to connect with more communities, making the magic of music possible for everyone.


Play it Forward

As a member of the Music Makers Circle, you can gift a Music Maker membership to family member or friends. This way you are not only helping us to Make Music possible for more people in Galway, you are giving that person an opportunity to experience the joy of music themselves by introducing them to our work.

Join our Music Maker's Circle

Become a Music Maker @ €50

Help us Make Music Possible for more children, adults and communities in Galway.

“It is so nice to be greeted at the door. To have a friendly face. A lot of people might not have had a conversation that day, so it does make a difference … People feel at home and welcomed at the concerts - particularly for people starting out in this music. There’s a misconception that it’s an elite pursuit. People are intimidated by it, or tentative about it – but Galway Music Residency takes this away and opens the door to the world of music to everyone – what better gift to give! – Pauline Foley, Music Maker

€50


Become a Music Maker @€100

Help up us make the magic of music a possibility for everyone.

The initial idea of Galway Music Residency was to expand interest in classical music in Galway across different communties. Getting to disadvantaged communities and creating opportunities to experience classical music. I’m from a rural background and I didn’t hear the words classical music once through my primary and secondary education. As a Music Maker I want to help GMR to open the wonderful notes of classical music to more communities, more of the time.” – Michael Cuddy

€100


Come on board at another amount

If you'd like to come on board at a different amount or to support a specific project, get in touch with us so we can explore the best way for you to help make the magic of music possible for all.

orla@thegalwaymusicresidency.ie

091-586706

“I like what is being done by the organisation. It is being done on a shoestring and I can financially afford to offer some support.” – Michael Cuddy

Your amount


Did you know that you can make your donation go even further at no extra cost to you? If you are a taxpayer, we are able to reclaim the tax paid on your donation (of 250 and above) on your behalf, significantly increasing its value. Galway Music Residency is a registered charity (CHY15240) approved for Tax Relief under the terms of Section 848A Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997. To help us make your donation go further, please fill out and send us this form. For more information call us on 091-586706.

Donate

You can help Galway Music Residency provide opportunities for all to experience the joy of music by making a donation. Donations can be made via PayPal and you can specify the amount that’s right for you!

Our Sponsors and Friends

Funding Agencies

Corporate Sponsors

GMR is delighted to work with corporate partners to serve the communities we have in common and truly make a difference to the people of Galway. Contact Maeve Bryan today to explore how we can work together to make a meaningful impact on our corner of the world.

LK Shields
McDermot & Allen Solicitors
Arthur Cox
Diginet
Stewarts Developments

John & Sally Coyle

Friends

Sarah Daniel

Maureen Rabbitt

Eva Bourke

Derek & Marjanne Bryan

Michael & Karin Shepherd

Leslie Lyons

Patrick Coakley

Francesca Counihan

Cindy Hill

Mary McCann

Mary Ward

Pauline Foley

Carla Kilmartin

Anne McCabe

Ludmila Snigereva

Julia Tkachenko

Philip Jones

Elaine McDonogh

Kathleen Loughnane

Gabrielle & Keith Warnock

Pat O'Leary

Pat O'Leary

Patrick McCabe Architects

Rosemary Casey

Leslie Lyons

With thanks also to our donors who wish to remain anonymous

Fortissimo Patrons

Pat Finnegan

McDermot & Allen Solicitors

Michael & Claire Cuddy

Volunteers

Volunteers are a very important part of our team here at Galway Music Residency. We rely on dedicated and enthusiastic helpers in many ways and value their input and ideas. We believe that being a volunteer shouldn’t be a one way street. We strive to offer volunteers experience and insights into arts and event management so that their time with us is as valuable to them as it is to us.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with Galway Music Residency, contact Julie Seagrave at orla@thegalwaymusicresidency.ie or 091-586706.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Shop

You can now order any of the CDs below online and pay via PayPal. The price for each CD is €10 plus €2 for postage.

Spiccato Junction (Currently out of stock)

Spiccato Junction brings together Galway's ConTempo Quartet with three of Ireland’s leading traditional musicians – Máirtín O’Connor, Cathal Hayden and Garry O'Briain – for a CD filled with Irish Traditional music and Romanian folk tunes.

It is unknown when this title will be restocked.

€10


Galway Music Residency 10th anniversary CD (currently out of stock)

Launched in April 2012 to celebrate Galway Music Residency's 10th anniversary, this double CD features Galway's ConTempo Quartet and various guest artists performing music from some of our favourite concerts over the first 10 years. From Haydn to Jane O'Leary, Beethoven to Dave Flynn, this retrospective recording crosses all genres and periods ensuring something for every occasion, taste and mood!

€10


Dreams & Prayers

Galway Music Residency, Music for Galway and Paul Roe have produced Dreams & Prayers, featuring music for clarinet and strings including works by Osvaldo Golijov, Jane O'Leary and Nick Roth. Immerse yourself in sound...

€10