A Message from the President of Ireland


IMG_6010 - President Higgins official photographI would like to send my best wishes to the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras on the occasion of your 20th Festival.

Many talented young musicians in Ireland continue to benefit from the generous support of the Association. By facilitating and encouraging a sense of togetherness and collaboration between youth orchestras across the country, you have facilitated the flourishing of a truly dynamic musical community in this country. The benefit to young Irish musicians, enabled to develop and explore their musical talent in a spirit of mutual support and communal spirit has been immense.

I thank the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras for its unstinting work and I wish all those involved in this 20th Festival every success in the future.

Michael D. Higgins Uachtarán na hÉireann President of Ireland

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