Four Young Artists Laid in a Line

Popular band Brave Giant have captured just how creative Longford can be in their new music video, ‘Four’. .. read more

School of Rock

Longford School of Rock is a community-based music education organisation in County Longford. It was founded to encourage and support young musicians to develop towards collaborative, live music performance. We believe that playing music instruments and singing with other people (ensemble) is the best way to learn music and gain confidence to perform live. It also helps teenagers to meet other people who like music, gain personal confidence, social skills, and problem solving skills... read more

“I eat, sleep and breathe music”

From opening for well-known Irish band The Academic and playing at the Grand Social in Dublin to performing a solo slot in front of some 3,000 teenagers at the Hype Youth Festival, Tomás Skelly has an incredible CV - particularly when you consider the fact that he is just eighteen years old... read more

Students by day - rock stars by night

Friends from a young age, fifth year students Jonathan Reilly (guitar/vocals), Aidan Gray (bass/vocals) and Kian Johnston (drums) have been together as a band for less than two years, but they have already made a big impact... read more

Brave Giant is no ‘Flash in the Pan’

For Longford band Brave Giant, 2015 was an unforgettable year, which saw them play their first headline gig in the Backstage Theatre, before performing to a packed-out Whelan’s in Dublin, a gig they described as ‘crazy’... read more

The Little Blue Room - Longford’s Newest Live Venue

The Little Blue Room is a newly established small theatre space in Longford dedicated to providing a platform for live music and the performing arts. The Little Blue Room normally hosts events once a month, which are publicised through local media outlets and social media channels... read more

Tommy FlahertyMusician Raising Organ Donation Awareness

Every day four people die in Ireland and the UK needlessly through lack of suitable donor organs. One man who looks to change public perception is Longford man Tommy Flaherty. When his partner found herself in need of a kidney transplant Tommy was confronted with the difficulties experienced by those on transplant waiting lists. Tommy decided to use his musical talents and experience to address the issue.. read more

Paul GurneyPaul Gurney - Performer, Producer and Teacher

Creating music and facilitating the creation of music for over 30 years, Paul Gurney is an icon of the Midlands' music scene. This multi-talented performer, producer and teacher has had chart success, played with some of the top names in the Irish music scene and his work as a producer is much sought after... read more

Leonard AndersonOn board the Carousel

Leonard Anderson fell into musicals by accident. A quiet invitation to join a male chorus, followed by a further invitation to do some choreography, resulted in a full-time career for a man who is today an award-winning musical director... read more

Gráinne KavanaghLongford student drumming up a storm

Twenty-four-year old Gráinne Kavanagh has just been selected to play the drums at the opening ceremony of this summer’s Olympic games in London’s new 80,000 seater Olympic Stadium, with an expected worldwide audience of just under four billion watching at home... read more