Due to the ongoing pandemic and uncertainty, this years summer school will again go online.

We are delighted to bring a series of lunchtime recitals to mark the music week this year thanks to the support of the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Details of recitals will be published soon.

Here are some highlights from last years summer school week in 2020

Summer School 2020 – Online

We are delighted to mark this years summer school week with some online tutorials and concert premieres. We are extremely grateful to the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny in helping make this happen. We would like to thank Neil McGrory for all his help in recording and editing video footage for the tutorials and concerts.


in association with the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny.

Monday 13th July 12pm

Dermot Byrne, Button Accordion, Ceol na Coille Summer School, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal, Ireland, July 2019Dermot Byrne – Button Accordion

Click on link:  https://youtu.be/604rfNmLOVM

Kitty’s Jig Notation



Tuesday 14th July 12pm

Roisin McGrory, Harrigan, Ceol na Coille Summer School traditional Music, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Irish Music, WAW, wild atlantic wayRoisin McGrory – Fiddle

Click on link:  https://youtu.be/Esy-MEXuITw

Ballymagan Fairies (reel) Notation



Wednesday 15th July 12pm

Deirdre Scanlan – Traditional Singing

Click on link:  https://youtu.be/kXpsT2wQDBQ

Meenacrois Words

Roisin Dubh Words

Thursday 16th July 12pm

Yvonne Casey, Fiddle, Ceol na Coille, Summer School, 2020. 13-17 July, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland, Summer School, Irish Traditional MusicYvonne Casey – Fiddle

Click on link:  https://youtu.be/9opiioAPgko




Friday 17th July 12pm

Deirdre McGrory, Whistle, Traditional Singing, Irish Traditional Music, Inishowen, Donegal, Letterkenny, Ceol na Coille, Summer School,Deirdre McGrory – Whistle

Click on link:  https://youtu.be/H8n_MGAkwA4

Humours of Lisheen (jig) Notation



Concert Premieres

Monday 13th July 8pm

Jarlath Henderson with Hamish Napier and Innes Watson

A fantastic concert from Thursday 11th July 2019 during Ceol na Coille Summer School Trad Week. Recorded live in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny. Sound – Billy Robinson, Video – Neil McGrory

Streamed from Ceol na Coille Facebook

Wednesday 15th July 7pm

Roisin, Deidre and Ella McGrory

recorded in the Regional Cultural Centre during 2019 Summer School. Streamed from Ceol na Coille Facebook

Coirm – Commissions – Part 1

Coirm performing commissioned pieces from Seamus McGuire – The Curlew’s Call and Zoe Coway – Suaimhneas, recorded in The Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny during Trad Week 2019. Streamed from Ceol na Coille Facebook

Coirm are a performance group from Ceol na Coille School of Irish Traditional Music. The commissions were made possible with the support of Donegal County Council Arts Office and The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny.


Thursday 16th July 8pm

In association with Inishowen Traditional Music Project, Week 3 of 2018 Summer Concert highlights. The screening will feature Paul Harrigan with Guests from the Wee Hall Culdaff, Inishowen, Co. Donegal and Dermot Byrne with Steve Cooney from the Plaza in Buncranna, Co. Donegal. Watch Party streamed from Ceol na Coille Facebook

Friday 17th July 7pm

Coirm – Commissions – Part 2

Coirm performing commissioned pieces from Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh – Fáilte an Earraigh and Martin Tourish – Castle of Light. Recorded in An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny during Trad Week January 2019. Streamed from Ceol na Coille Facebook


Our dates for 2022 are 11th-15th July. 2021 will be our 11th anniversary year and with an even bigger ‘Jammed Packed’ program of events, we hope to welcome you all again.
Take Care and Stay Safe

Craobh Seamus Mac Giolla Bhríde, CCERegional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland