‘I would have loved something like that when I was young’.

So say many adults I meet about the Teenage Theme Nights. And I agree.

I would have absolutely eaten it up. A professional environment where creativity and expression is encouraged, and all among friends, peers and people of your age, who are into what you are into.

Here is one of the many teenage representatives from the adult Theme Night #24 last weekend – Callum Wall delivering on Sir Duke.

And it’s not even just about his voice, which speaks for itself yet is also still maturing. It’s about the few words with the audience before the song, the way he holds their attention with the few dance moves, the way he engages with them, the stage presence, and watch for the end, when he politely waits for the next performer to come on stage before acknowledging his applause from the crowd.

All things we try to teach the teenage musicians about performing and delivering to an audience. All while being respectful and supportive of their peers.

If you or someone you know would like to get involved in this year of teenage theme nights, you simply have to be in TY, 5th or 6th Yr, open to a challenge, and able to send me an email expressing your interest to kieran@kieranquinn.ie

You won’t regret it.

PS tickets are NOW on sale for Theme Night #25. Here. And if Theme Nights #23 and #24 are anything to go by, they won’t be there long.