Ceol na Coille Summer School 2019
The Letterkenny based Ceol na Coille Summer School has quickly become one of the ‘must-visit’ weeks of traditional music in the calendar year and its reputation continues to grow.
Situated in the traditional stronghold of Donegal, visitors learn from the highest calibre of tutors in stunning surroundings. A harmonious mix of local and visiting tutors offer classes across a wide range of instruments at several levels. This year will see the likes of Paul O’Shaughnessy (fiddle), Jarlath Henderson (Uilleann Pipes), Hamish Napier (Piano), Dale McKay (Bodhrán) and Deirdre Scanlan (Traditional Singing) joined by a host of other tutors for flute, whistle, piano and button accordion, harp and guitar.
A family-friendly summer school with an emphasis on the Irish language, the school also offers: Trad Camp for kids, “An Club Gaelach”, Improver classes and Irish Language classes for adults.
For teachers, there’s a weeklong CPD course in traditional music approved by the Department of Education and Skills, delivered by Dr Orfhlaith Ní Bhriain of the Univeristy of Limerick.
Building on the success of last year’s diverse series of concerts and album launches, the summer school welcomes the addition of four new venues throughout the town as part of the extensive ‘session trail’ offering an opportunity to play with the finest visiting and local tutors.
In addition, there are fantastic, and free to public, afternoon recitals and concerts each day, making Ceol na Coille the place to be this July. Bígí ann!
For more information see: www.ceolnacoille.ie