b'MUSIC GENERATION REACHED ANOTHER MILESTONE MOMENT inMayof2019whenitannouncedits latest phase of expansion, opening the door to a brighter musical future for thousands more childrenandyoungpeopleinfivefurther counties: Kerry, Kildare, Longford, Meath and Tipperary. As part of Music Generation, each of the new areas will receive funding to create local access to affordable music tuition for their next musical generations, while also creating employment opportunities for professional musicians living within those communities. Building on the first two philanthropically funded phases of Music Photo: Brian FarrellGeneration, which established the program in 20 areas between 2010 Gaand 2017, this latest significant step will, for the first time, see the five nnewly-announced partnerships co-funded from the outset by the Irish GGovernment, through the Department of Education and Skills. Every milestone reached on this journey is a source of great ppride for the band as well as everyone who has worked so hard to make it happen. With this latest announcement, the finish line is firmly in sight and our dream of an accessible music education for every young person in Ireland is getting ever closer. We are beyond excited. cThe Edge, U2 connect 201917'