Laois County Council Arts Office and Music Generation Laois

The Impossible Dream: Colonel James Fitzmaurice


Audiences can watch a short video to document this project to date. Music Generation Laois has commissioned composer Martin Tourish to create a 20 minute suite of music inspired by the life of Portlaoise’s Colonel James Fitzmaurice. A pioneering aviator, Fitzmaurice was part of the first successful transatlantic aircraft flight from east to west in 1928.

This project moved online after Ireland went into lockdown in March 2020. The Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra was established in 2016 and is a traditional music ensemble that provides a platform for young people in Co Laois. Martin Tourish has been collaborating with these young musicians to create The Impossible Dream.

This project is supported by Creative Ireland Laois, who are part of Laois County Council.

Time: 4pm - 12pm

Genres: Audio Visual / History / Music / Performance

Features: Family friendly


Phone: 057 8664033

No Booking Required

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