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Supports collected for Musical Youth Foundation

By Cathy Lee

Young Irish musicians of the future in the Musical Youth Foundation have been given a boost by Ticketmaster.

The Musical Youth Foundation is a children’s charity that was set up in 2009 by Chris Maher as part of the Dublin City Soul Festival.

Their aim is to provide every child on the island of Ireland with access to a musical education and equal opportunity to have the truly life changing experience that learning an instrument is known to provide.

A long time goal for the charity is to establish of a music academy for all children where they can practise music, try out new instruments and collaborate in a safe and secure environment.

They are very interested in demonstrating how music can truly change someone’s life and specialise in branching out with children and teenage projects such as the “Rising Stars” organisation.

Musical Youth Foundation search for “Champions”

The charity is looking for 300 “Champions” to donate €500 each to help change the lives of hundreds of vulnerable children throughout Ireland.

Mr Chris Maher said “The Musical Youth Foundation children’s charity is thrilled to welcome Ticketmaster to our growing family of Music Education Champions. Our goal is to ensue children, that otherwise wouldn’t get the opportunity, will have access to life-changing music education programmes across Ireland.”

Mr Paul Skeffington of Ticketmaster said “Ticketmaster is delighted to be able to support the Musical Youth Foundation in this very practical way. The Foundation’s work with children, is very important and we are very happy to partner with them in this exciting project.”

More information about the Musical Youth Foundation can be found at


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