Commissioned by Wicklow County Council under the Per Cent for Art Scheme and on behalf of Music Generation Wicklow, Mostly Me is the result of Elaine Agnew’s work with first and second classes from St Brigid’s National School, Greystones; Newtownmountkennedy National School and St Laurence O’Toole National School, Roundwood.
The piece premiered in the Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray on 8 June 2014 is a composition of songs and percussion for children aged between 6 and 8 years. Elaine Agnew carried out 3 workshops in each school as part of the project. Working with the Music Generation Wicklow tutors the children were actively involved in the writing of the piece, in particular in the writing of words for the numerous songs it contains. At the end of the process a book of worksheets will be compiled by Elaine for rolling out across the Foundation Music Programme.