The 'Magy's Farm Collective' was set up by husband and wife team Dr. Linley Hamilton and Maggie Doyle. Maggie is a former Editor of Music at BBC Radio Ulster and Linley a University Lecturer in Music at Magee, BBC Jazz broadcaster and established trumpet player.
The two operate a music space at their farm where they provide opportunities for musicians to play, rehearse, record and perform. In July 2020 they established the Collective, which was designed to bring elite talent to the next level and secure pathways into the industry for the most gifted young performers.
Five girls from UU Music: Niamh Murray, Cara Quinn, Rhian Brownlow, Clodagh May and Lara O’Donnell are the focus of the project and are producing amazing original songs that have been recorded and produced by an eleven-person team of mentors.
A mentoring team specifically chosen to pass on learning through industry experience at the highest level, with songwriting and vocal coaches, instrumentalists and music business advisors.
Provision of a rehearsal space fully equipped with KAWAI piano, drum kit, PA and amps and a wonderful video team available on request.
Opportunities have been taken during lockdown to provide a video and audio option for YouTube Premier Concerts and promotional assets. These will continue and are available on request.