Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland (Peace Proms) to hold open information meeting for new Galway members

The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland (CBOI ) was established in 1995 as a peace initiative and is composed of more than 100 exceptionally talented young musicians from all over Ireland and Northern Ireland.

CBOI presents an information event hosted by parents of Galway-based CBOI members, who will answer questions parents or guardians may have about joining the orchestra.

All standards and experience are considered — go along, bring your young musicians, and find out more.

The new members' open information event takes place on Saturday May 26 at 11am at Westside Library, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway.

CBOI is all inclusive and there is no audition process. You do not need to be a great musician to join the CBOI but you need to be very committed to all rehearsals and performances so that you can become a great musician. Through their dedication and commitment over the years, the CBOI’s members have become outstanding young musicians as well as exceptional role models and young ambassadors for Ireland.

Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland offers exceptional opportunities for young musicians:

Perform to more than 40,000 people each year.

Perform up to 15 concerts per year in the arena tour, including the SSE Arena, Belfast; the SSE Arena, Liverpool; the RDS Arena, Dublin; Galway, Limerick, Kilkenny, and Waterford.

Work with like-minded young people who simply love music and enjoy performing.

Work with one of Europe’s leading music educators and conductors, Greg Beardsell.

Potential international concert tour.

The CBOI has performed in many iconic venues throughout the world including Carnegie Hall, New York, and the Royal Albert Hall, London. What do new members need to know?

Applicants should be between 13 and 24 years.

New applicants should be in a position to join from August 2018.

All orchestral instrumentalists may join. Bagpipers may also join.

For more information email [email protected], phone +353 4293 70494, or visit


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