Irish Music Summer School 2019

Monday 8th to Friday 12th July, Venue: Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny

Welcome to the Ceol na Coille’s 8th Annual Summer School of Irish Traditional Music in Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, in association with The Wild Atlantic Way & Fáilte Ireland.

The Summer School comprises a 5-day programme of workshops, recitals, sessions and concerts.

Learn Irish Traditional Music, Song in a county known for its culture, its beauty and friendliness. We welcome enthusiasts – adults and children from beginners to advanced levels on a full range of instruments, and boast a list of first-class tutors. A busy programme of classes, workshops, recitals, nightly sessions and concerts. Immerse yourself in Irish Traditional Music song and Gaeilge in a fun, relaxed and welcoming environment amid some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland – a great week of music and fun for all.

Instruments include – Uilleann Pipes, Fiddle, Whistle, Flute, Concertina, Harp, Guitar and Piano Accompaniment, Button & Piano Accordion, Banjo, Bodhrán, Traditional Singing and Irish Language classes – for all ages.

We pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of tuition in all our classes and activities!

  • Children, Adults & Beginners welcome
  • Family & Group Discounts available

More information about this years tutors can be seen here Tutors.

Classes : Venue – Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny

Ceol na Coille, Summer School, Irish Traditional Music, WAW, Wild Atlantic Wat, Letterkenny, Donegal, Traditional MusicIntermediate & Advanced Classes (All Ages)

When: 8th – 12th July, 10am-4pm Where: Colaiste Ailigh Fee: €150 BOOK NOW!

What: These classes cater for those who have some level of proficiency in Traditional Music and who wish to either rekindle their musical flame or further develop their instrumental skills. The programme provides a high level of specialist tuition provided by some of our finest Traditional performers.

Adult Beginner (Mixed Instrumental)

When: 8th – 12th July, 10am-4pm Where: Coláiste Ailigh Fee: €150 BOOK NOW!

What: These classes cater for Adults who already have had some exposure to music and wish to develop their skills. Classes are mixed instrumental, and again are delivered in a fun and encouraging environment.

CPD Summer Course for Teachers – Traditional Irish Music

When: 8th – 12th July, 10am-4pm Where: Coláiste Ailigh Fee: €100 BOOK NOW!

What: This course is suitable for Primary School Teachers and is DES approved. The course offers an integrated approach to Irish Music Pedagogy by enhancing the delivery of the music curriculum for children aged 6 – 12. More Info:

Traditional Singing Workshop (Irish & English) with Deirdre Scanlan

When: 8th – 12th July, 10am-4pm Where: Coláiste Ailigh Fee: €150 BOOK NOW!

Trad Camp – For Kids!

Introduction to Irish Traditional Music (5-7 & 7-9yrs)

When: 8th – 12th July, 10am-1pm Where: Colaiste Ailigh Fee: €100 BOOK NOW!

What: These classes are designed to give your child an opportunity to try different instruments without the expense of purchasing one. The course introduces children to traditional music and a wide range of instruments in a relaxed and welcoming environment. (Limited Spaces)

Improvers Classes Kids (9yrs+)

When: 8th – 12th July, 10am-1pm Where: Coláiste Ailigh Fee: €100 BOOK NOW!

What: These classes cater for young musicians who already have had some exposure to music and wish to develop their skills in a fun and encouraging environment.

Club Gaelach (6+ years)

When: 8th – 11th July, 1.20pm – 4pm Where: Coláiste Ailigh Fee: €50 BOOK NOW!

What: Fun activities through the medium of Irish ‘Spraoi le Club Gaelach Ailigh G’ This is for the pupils attending the Introduction to music and Improvers classes. The classes will give the pupils an opportunity to take part in activities through the medium of Irish. Activities include music, sport and art.

Ceol na Coille, Summer School, Letterkenny, Donegal, Irish traditional Music, WAW, Wild Atlantic WayAdult Irish language classes

When: 8th – 12th July, 10am-1pm Where: Coláiste Ailigh Fee: €100 BOOK NOW!
What: Learn Irish in a relaxed, informal atmosphere with an experienced tutor who is specialised in working with adult learners of Irish. Learn new sentences, have conversations in Irish with other learners, find out more about our local place names and have fun learning traditional Irish language folk songs
a & Deirdre Scanlan – Traditional Singing

Join the Fun!

Daily Recitals

When: 8th – 11th July, 3-4pm Where: Coláiste Ailigh Fee: Free

What: Daily Recitals by Summer School Tutors and invited guest musicians

Festival Club – House wine bar and Tap Room

When: 9th – 12th July, 5pm – 10pm Where: House Wine Bar and Tap Room Fee: Free

What: Multiple sessions each day for all levels and Concerts Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. For more info Click Here

Ceolchoirm le Ceol na Coille – In association with the Regional Cultural Centre – TBC

 

Farewell Concert

When: 12th July, 1.30pm Where: Coláiste Ailigh Fee: Free

What: Final Concert of the summer school featuring performances by students and tutors!

Full List of Events Here

Enjoy the experience!

Our programme offers you the opportunity to partake in sessions, concerts and recitals and to experience Irish Culture in an authentic and intimate setting.

It is delivered by nationally renowned and highly-qualified tutors, experts in the traditional genre and is led by musician and former All-Ireland Champion for both Uilleann Pipes and Piano Accordion, Paul Harrigan, a native of Donegal and founder of Ceol na Coille.Whether you are traveling alone, as a couple, small group or family Ceol na Coille will work with you to ensure that your time spent in Donegal enables you to sample the best of our musical traditions.