ECMP (East Cork Music Project)

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CDYS – East Cork Music Project is a non profit venture that was established in 2011 in Midleton. It was created by Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services to promote, encourage, and support music education and arts practices among young people ages 16 to 25 in the East Cork region.

ECMP was developed as a response to the need for a music and arts education center in the region of East Cork.  It was recognised that opportunities are limited for people who have not benefited from traditional education system.  According to CSO live register (March, 2011) youth unemployment is increasing while opportunities in traditional employment such as construction or agriculture are diminishing.

Some of the Programmes that are ran at ECMP are :-

Music QQI5

This programme is designed to equip the learner to gain the necessary knowledge and experience to find employment in the music industry. This also enables learners to progress to further education.

RAMP 2019

The Music Strand: The music part of the RAMP project will be led by Nicole Maguire. We have invited local groups of singers to come and be a part of a series of recordings that we are producing.  The groups will take part in a recording session with a seasoned producer. Midleton Park Hotel have donated time and space to this project.  On a date to be decided, we are going to be inviting everyone that have taken part in both the art and music strand to be a part of a one off event where we will meet by the Kindred Spirits monument on Bailick Road, Midleton and sing together.


We have invited people to come and create a piece of art, by drawing pictures of faces on small pieces of card that will eventually be displayed in the windows of Midleton Library at the Midleton Art Festival 2019, and these will also be used as part of the final artwork to support the music strand of the project.


All participants are involved in several art projects through the year, the QQI level 5s even design their own Album cover as part of their music industry module. 

Mosaic, Art & Design, Encaustic Printing, Animation

Seven of our participants from QQI level 4 have organised several events such as a coffee morning in November 2018 where they used their entrepreneurial skills to sell Christmas crafts and cards which they themselves have produced.

QQI Level 4 Employment Skills

This year Seven of our participants are attending the QQI level 4 in employment skills.  Each of them learn how to play an instrument as well as  basic skills in Music theory.

If you would like further information on the East Cork Music Project please contact – 086 1409513 or visit Website.