Summer School 2014

Ceol na Coille Summer School, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

Colaiste Ailigh – Home to Ceol na Coille Summer School 2014

Ceol na Coille’s Summer School of Traditional Irish Music takes place this year from 21st – 25th July. Celebrating 3 years of happy music-making, the summer school has grown in size, and to facilitate greater numbers, the summer school will move this year to the fantastic new facilities of Coláiste Ailigh, Cnoc na Móna, Letterkenny. We are also delighted this year, to be working with the Earagail Arts Festival in delivering this years Summer School. We will be releasing details of recitals and performances by special guests shortly.


Book early this year to secure your place! Further details on our web site

New Term September

New Term Classes Commencing

Classes will commence  again after our summer break this coming Monday, 2nd September. All returning  pupils are asked to contact us to reserve your place. If you wish to enroll as a new pupil please contact us  as soon as possible as places are limited. Beginner  Classes will begin the following week beginning Monday, 9th September.

Introduction to Irish Music Classes (6-9 year olds)

These Classes are designed to give your child an opportunity to try different instruments and introduce them to music in a relaxed and encouraging environment. Class sizes are small and ensure your child gets the attention they deserve.
The classes will run for 5 weeks with two options:

Friday 27th September – Friday 25th October
Friday 22nd November – Friday 20th December

Cursaí Comhra Gaeilge

Ranganna Comhrá Gaeilge do dhaoine fásta a mhairfidh 10 seachtaine
10 week course for those wishing to improve their conversational skills
commencing Tuesday 30th September – Tuesday 9th December 8.15-9.15

Breis Eolais le fáil ó Paul ag

Cuir scairt ar Paul ar 087 6774601

Fáilte chuig an choirnéal Gaeilge.

Teanga álainn, bhinn, cheolmhar í an Ghaeilge, cuid d’ár n-oidhreacht & d’ár bhféiniúlacht. Labhair í & marfaidh sí! Déan teangmháil le Ceol na Coille inniu maidir le cúrsaí Gaeilge labhartha. Cuir le do phota focail féin le focal na seachtaine thíos!

Focal na Seachtaine:  Cairdeas   fir  Friendship

Déanann an focal thuas céiliúradh ar an chairdeas atá anois ann idir Ceol na Coille, Tionscadal Ceoil Tradaisiúnta Inis Eoghain agus Triall Ceilidh Cairngorm ón Alban.

Brú ar na nascanna thíos chun tuilleadh tacaíocht a fháil le do chuid Gaeilge agus eolas ar Ghaeilge na hAlban.

Foras na Gaeilge


Beag air Bheag


Ceol na Coille in Germany

German Folk Ensemble Ihna welcomed Scoil Uí Ruairc and a group of musicians from Ceol na Coille to Erlangen in July to take part in a youth project, Youth Cross Culture. The group visited and performed in Erlangen, Munich and Nuremberg, as well as facilitating a number of workshops in music, song and dance and taking part in numerous other workshops, among them, acrobatics, modern dance, graffiti, Hip-hop and Russian Folk Dance.

A well as their hosts Ihna, the group was joined in Erlangen by a Russian Folk Dance group Vladimirez and a troupe of hip-hop dancers from Rennes, France. The week’s activities culminated in members of all four groups coming together to perform one dance piece choreographed by Dr Orfhlaith Ní Bhriain of Scoil Uí Ruairc and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, their common language, DANCE.

The Highland Exchange

We had a fantastic week of music, song and craic at this, our first Cultural Exchange with the Feis Spé Cairngorms Ceilidh Trail. The week consisted of workshops in music, song and language, creating and highlighting an awareness in the close cultural connections between the Highlands of Scotland and Northeast Donegal. With performances both formal and informal and workshops in “stage craft” helping the young musicians gain the tools in delivering their performances in their native tongues,  this was an extremely beneficial and yet enjoyable week bringing three groups of musicians together in an fun and encouraging project that will further create links between the communities and groups involved. From the photos below, I think everyone  can see that there was a great amount of “Craic” had during the week.

Looking forward to the return visit!