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The Laois Trad Summer School will run this year from the 17th to 19th July and take place in the Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre, which is located at Tower Hill,
The Laois Trad Summer School will run this year from the 17th to 19th July and take place in the Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre, which is located at Tower Hill, Portlaoise. The Summer School is geared for students aged 8 years of age and upwards with the cost per student being €60. The school will run from 11am until 3pm on Wednesday & Thursday and from 11am until 4:30pm on Friday. To attend the school students must have some experience in an instrument in order to enrol in the Summer School classes. Those of a more junior standard will be placed in the mixed juniors class. This will be decided by the instrumental tutors.
The tutors for this years Summer School include:
- Micheál O’Raghallaigh: Concertina
- Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Siobhan Buckley: Harp
- Joseph Byrne, Fionnán MacGabhann & David Power: Uilleann pipes
- Paul Finn & Derek Hickey: Button accordion
- Denise Boyle & Jesse Smith: Fiddle
- Tommy Fitzharris & Sean Gavin: Flute
- Dale McKay: Bodhrán
- Aine McQuaid: Mixed juniors
…and many more to be announced.
There will also be a series concerts whilst the Laois Trad Summer School is on. Including an Opening Gala Concert. This concert will feature top-notch traditional musicians who will be teaching at the Summer School, the Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra, and the Music Generation Laois Junior Trad Group.
The Finale Concert at the end of the school will showcase students from the Summer School. This concert will be a free event but donations will be welcome.
For full details of this years Laois Trad Summer School visit the website at musicgenerationlaois.ie where you will find all the details regarding the Summer School, Concerts and tickets. You can also follow Music Generation Laois on either Facebook or Twitter for the latest information.
To book a place at this years Summer School send an email to [email protected]. You can also do it by calling +353 (0)57 866 4176.
17 (Wednesday) 11:00 am - 19 (Friday) 11:59 pm
Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre, Tower Hill, Portlaoise
Music Generation LaoisEmail: [email protected] or call +353 (0)57 866 4176 or +353 (0)57 866 4078 Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois