MORE THAN one thousand young musicians in Donegal have received tuition thanks to a €5m boost from rock stars U2.
Bono and the band have been revealed as the brains behind a public-private music education partnership, called Music Generation.
Local young people have been receiving instrument and vocal tuition through the scheme.
The scheme has also been piloted in north inner city Dublin.
And the scheme has been so successful that Music Generation is ready to set up music education partnerships in other parts of the country and is seeking applications from interested parties.
The funding will support 12 new programmes between 2011- 2015, with up to €200,000 a year for three years on offer.