Something for Everyone at Ceol na Coille Summer School of Irish Traditional Music

Something for Everyone at Ceol na Coille Summer School of Irish Traditional Music
An exciting week of music planned for this year’s Ceol na Coille Summer School of Irish Traditional Music.

An exciting week of music planned for this year’s Ceol na Coille Summer School of Irish Traditional Music.

Letterkenny will host some of Ireland’s finest musicians for the third school which takes place July 21-25. It’s the first year that the Summer School will be collaborating one the project.

Some of this year’s highlights will be We Banjo 3, an exciting new traditional group, and Treelan, featuring Donegal native Martin Tourish. Both bands will give pre-concert workshops/recitals at the summer school on the afternoon preceding their concerts at the Regional Cultural Centre (July 24 and July 21 respectively). “This is a fantastic opportunity for budding young musicians and music enthusiasts in general to meet these highly acclaimed musicians and experience in an intimate setting the eclectic and exciting energy both groups have brought to the traditional genre,” festival organiser Paul Harrigan said.

The summer school is also moving from Glenswilly NS to Coláiste Ailigh, and the organisers are very grateful to the principals and management at both schools.

There is a great line up to instrumental tutors, including Ciarán Mac Feidhlimídh, Paul Meehan, Melissa Emmons, Conor Moriarty, Joleen McLaughlin (Henry) and more, as well as reed making workshops, and a traditional singing workshop hosted by the Inishowen Traditional Singers Circle.

To facilitate musicians from Inishowen who wish to attend this year’s Summer School, there will be a bus running from Inishowen each day.

All ages and all levels of ability are catered for.

To learn more, visit www.ceolnacoille.ie, ring Paul on 0876774601 or email ceolnacoille.letterkenny@gmail.com.