• Summer School of Irish Traditional Music

    Ceol na Coille Summer School

    11th - 15th July 2022 Letterkenny, Co Donegal

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    Venue: Coláiste Ailigh, Knocknamona, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

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Paul Harrigan with Tim Edey

‘Music From The White Stone’ CD Launch

Ceol na Coille Trad Summer School 13th-17th July 2020

Bennett Schwartz and Leslie Frazier

Bennett Schwartz and Leslie Frazier

Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA

Ceol na Coille Summer School was a wonderful and comfortable place for our daughter to learn traditional Irish fiddle. Una and Paul are superb musicians, gracious hosts, and excellent teachers. As parents, we were pleased with the organization of the school and the zeal of the instructors. Our daughter benefited from enthusiastic instruction from professional musicians, who emphasized the technique of traditional Irish music, but also made it a fun and rewarding experience for the students. And coming from abroad, we were pleased at the sense of community that the summer school fostered. We felt very welcomed, and as a young musician, our daughter loved the chance to learn new music, play in a session at a pub, and make new friends.



Fabulous summer school. Great atmosphere can't recommend it highly enough!



Broad range of resources very well presented and discussed.



Wonderfully engaging, enlightening and inspiring. Highly accomplished, shared a wealth of knowledge


Very personalized and differentiated for every need in the group



An excellent week with fantastic tuition – loved it!


An excellent week, which was enjoyable, practical and well structured. Would definitely recommend the course to others, I’ll be back!

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 ceolnacoille.letterkenny@gmail.com

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!