U2 Invests in Irish Music Program

From the Cork Independent.  I laughed out loud at the second paragraph:

U2 have earned huge amounts of money through their music career but have now invested their own money in music programmes that may unearth the next U2 or Rory Gallagher.

While one Bono is probably as much as the world can take, the next brilliant Irish guitarist or drummer may come out of Cork thanks to the band’s generosity.

Music Generation Cork City is currently one of six partnerships to receive funding nationwide which will allow wider access to music tuition throughout Cork City.

Ireland’s new national music education programme was initiated by Music Network and funded by U2 and the Ireland Funds. 

Read the rest of the story here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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