vCeol na Coille Summer School Returns 10-14 July in 2023 with a Trad Camp for Kids and more Family-Friendly Events!
The annual event draws musicians and music lovers from all over Ireland and beyond, and has become one of the most highly regarded traditional music summer schools in the country. This year, the summer school is expanding to include a Trad Camp for kids aged 5 years and over, in addition to the regular program of classes for intermediate and advanced level musicians including adults. The kids Trad Camp will offer a fun and engaging introduction to traditional Irish music, with expert tutors teaching a variety of instruments and offering workshops on traditional singing also. The five-day program also includes daily tutor recitals, concerts, sessions, and an exhibition, providing plenty of opportunities for participants to showcase their skills and learn from some of the best traditional musicians in the business.
Alot of events are family-friendly, free and open to the public, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the festivities. Some highlights for 2023 include a Ensemble Workshop for teenagers with a newly commissioned piece of music from Donegal Tg4 Gradam Ceoil Bursary recipient Catriona Ní Ghribín, supported by the Regional Cultural Centre and Líonra Leitir Ceanainn. Wednesday 12th will see Seamus and Caoimhe Uí Flatharta perform in the RCC also.
Ceol na Coille Summer School prides itself on its commitment to promoting and preserving traditional Irish music, and its reputation as a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for all participants. With a strong focus on practical learning and hands-on experience, the school offers a unique opportunity for musicians of all levels to learn from some of the best traditional musicians in the business. Commenting on the summer school, Director Paul Harrigan said ’We are thrilled to be returning for another year of Ceol na Coille.This year, we are excited to expand the program to include a Trad Camp for kids, as well as plenty of family-friendly events throughout the week. We remain committed to promoting and preserving traditional Irish music and look forward to welcoming old friends and new participants to our summer school in 2023′
A special thank you to the Arts Council of Ireland Festival Investment Scheme with whos support has made this years summer school possible.
Registration for the Ceol na Coille Summer School and Trad Camp is now open, and early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. For more information or to register, please visit www.ceolnacoille.ie/summerschool