This year will see the 5th Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair taking place in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht. It will run from the 27th December 2018 until the 1st January
This year will see the 5th Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair taking place in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht. It will run from the 27th December 2018 until the 1st January 2019. This traditional winter school programme boasts a wide range of events, including traditional Irish music instrumental, song and dancing workshops; lectures; films; music recitals; kids’ events. There will also be concerts/performances by Altan & special guests, Na Casaidigh, Matt Molloy with John Carty, Arty McGlynn & Brian McGrath, Noel Hill, Liam O’Connor, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill & Helen Diamond, Pólca 4 & The Conifers, An Crann Óg and Peter & Jimmy Campbell.
The Music Classes/Workshops which are the heart of Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair are open to all ages. Admission to these classes and workshops is by 4-DAY REGISTRATION ONLY. It is not possible to register for these on a daily basis.
This years Tutors are, for Flute: Aoife Granville & Tara Diamond; Fiddle: Various Tutors; Uilleann Pipes: Síle Friel & Maitiú Ó Casaide; Concertina: Lorraine O’Brien & Noel Hill; Whistle & Flute: Anna Friel & Maureen McGrattan; Bodhrán: Séamus O’Kane; Guitar: Mark Kelly; Sean-nós Dancing: Edwina Guckian; Harp: Úna Monaghan; Sean-nós Singing: Diane Cannon.
The classes & workshops will run from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th December each day from 10am to 1pm. For the music classes, it needs to be noted that there are no ‘absolute’ beginner classes available in any instruments and also there are minimum abilities required to attend.
All events will take place in the parish of Gaoth Dobhair, and will be held in six principal venues: Amharclann Ghaoith Dobhair & Teach Jack, Na Doirí Beaga; Teach Hiúdaí Beag, An Bun Beag; Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, Na Doirí Beaga; An Gailearaí, Údarás Business Park, Gaoth Dobhair, and Club CLG, Gaoth Dobhair.
Booking details for the Workshops/Classes and the Concerts, and also further information about this years Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair, please visit scoilgheimhridh.com or follow on Facebook or Twitter. If you have any queries, then please either call +353 (0)74 956 0679 or send an email to [email protected].
December 27 (Thursday) 9:00 am - January 1 (Tuesday) 11:59 pm
Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair
An Chrannóg, Doirí Beaga, Leitir Ceanainn, Co. Dhún na nGall, Éire
This January sees the 5th annual Letterkenny Trad Week which will take place from January 19th to 27th. This festival brings some of the world’s finest traditional musicians from Ireland,
This January sees the 5th annual Letterkenny Trad Week which will take place from January 19th to 27th. This festival brings some of the world’s finest traditional musicians from Ireland, England, Scotland and the United States to Donegal to perform in six brilliant concerts. Five will be at the Regional Cultural Centre with the final one at An Grianán Theatre.
Letterkenny Trad Week kicks off at the RCC on Saturday 19th with four leading Irish and Scottish musicians Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Siobhan Miller, Damien Mullane and Anna Massie as part of the Music Network Irish tour.
The first of two concerts featuring Coirm, the traditional youth ensemble from the Ceol na Coille music school, takes place at the RCC on Tuesday night. They will open for two stellar duos, Zoe Conway & John McIntyre and Seamus McGuire & John Lee. BBC Folk Award winning Irish singer, Daoirí Farrell will be performing at the RCC on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday night, Irish Manchester duo of piper Mike McGoldrick and fiddler Dezi Donnelly play the RCC. Veteran US bluegrass outfit Special Consensus will be in concert at the RCC on Friday night.
The week comes to an end on a high note, with Donegal’s globetrotting traditional group, Altan who will be performing at the An Grianán Theatre on Sunday night. Altan will be joined by Coirm who will perform the composition specially written for them by Altan’s Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, and the world premiere of a new composition written for them by Altan’s Martin Tourish.
All concerts start at 8pm and tickets can be booked at An Grianán Theatre on +353 (0)74 912 0777, or online at www.regionalculturalcentre.com.
Letterkenny Trad Week is organised by the Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny and An Grianán Theatre, in association with Earagail Arts Festival, Donegal Music Education Partnership and Music Network.
For full details and further information about this years Letterkenny Trad Week please visit www.regionalculturalcentre.com or follow on Facebook or Twitter for the latest details. If you have any queries, then please either call +353 (0)74 912 9186 or send an email to [email protected].
19 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 27 (Sunday) 11:59 pm