Summer School 2017 Launched!

Learn music in a cool spot!

Immerse yourself in Irish traditional music and song – and in some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland – at the Ceol na Coille Summer School in Letterkenny, County Donegal, from Monday 10th – Friday 14th July, 2017.Donegal has been designated ‘coolest place on the planet’ in 2017 by National Geographic. It’s the perfect spot to find out more about Ireland’s remarkable tradition of music and song.

At Ceol na Coille you can learn from some of the finest musicians and singers on the island.
There are music classes, workshops and concerts. You’ll find traditional sessions nightly in Letterkenny and neighbouring villages. Not forgetting the friendliness and fun which brings people back to the school year after year.
Heading up the organising team is Paul Harrigan, a winner of All-Ireland Fleadh titles on both uilleann pipes and piano accordion.
“This the sixth year of Ceol na Coille and the school keeps getting bigger and better,” he says. “We welcome people of all ages, abilities and nationalities, from Donegal to Senegal, Letterkenny to Lima! It’s about passing on the tunes and songs – and having a really good time doing it.”
Early news about the 2017 school is that the fiddle tutors will include two major players in the tradition – Gerry O’Connor and Paul O’Shaughnessy.
Ceol na Coille has classes for a big list of instruments, including bodhran for the first time this year. Other features include a Club Gaelach and an ‘introduction to music’ for young children. There are Irish language classes for adults. For teachers, there’s a week-long course approved by the Department of Education and Skills.
All classes are held in Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny, a state-of-the-art Irish language secondary school.
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