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Long established as one of the country’s most intimate and welcoming festivals, Scoil Cheoil na Botha returns to Scotstown, Co. Monaghan from October 11th – 13th for its 13th year.
Long established as one of the country’s most intimate and welcoming festivals, Scoil Cheoil na Botha returns to Scotstown, Co. Monaghan from October 11th – 13th for its 13th year. As in other years, the festival will feature an array of musical activities including instrumental and vocal workshops, tutor’s recital, heritage walks & talks, sessions for all levels and early years’ participatory events.
Workshops will be held on Saturday in Urbleshanney School with registration between 10am and 11am. The workshops will commence at 11am and continue until 3pm with a break for lunch between 1pm and 1:30pm. The workshops will be followed by a tutor’s recital at 3:30pm, classes will be held in the following instruments: Fiddle, Concertina, Flute, Banjo, Accordion and Harp as well as Singing.
This years Tutors are Donal O’Connor & Sorcha Costello (Fiddle), Tommy Fitzharris (Concertina), Martin Meehan (Flute), Paul Meehan (Banjo), Len Graham (Singing), Fiachna O Mongáin (Accordion) and Helen Lawlor (Harp)
A highlight of Scoil Cheoil na Botha is the ‘Cornagilta Concert’ which takes place in the intimate and atmospheric setting of the early 19th century neo-gothic schoolhouse. As seating is limited it is essential to book if you wish to attend this concert. To make a booking please email [email protected] or call +353 (0)86 386 2080
Sessions will occur over the course of the weekend in local establishments. Full details of the sessions and their location is available by visiting anbhoth.ie.
For further information and up to date details on this event please visit anbhoth.ie or follow on Facebook or Twitter. Alternatively, you can send an email to [email protected] or call either +353 (0)86 386 2080 or +353 (0)47 89161 if you have any queries.
11 (Friday) 9:00 am - 13 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Scotstown, Co. Monaghan, Ireland
Scoil Cheoil na Botha Festival CommitteeEmail: [email protected] or Tel: +353 (0)86 386 2080 or +353 (0)86 255 9831 Scoil Cheoil na Botha, Scotstown, Co. Monaghan, Ireland
A highlight of the Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford is the annual John Dwyer Trad Weekend which takes place from the 18th until the 20th of October and is set
A highlight of the Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford is the annual John Dwyer Trad Weekend which takes place from the 18th until the 20th of October and is set to be a highlight on the Imagine Arts Festival events schedule, which takes place in Waterford City from the 18th until 27th of October.
The John Dwyer Trad Weekend will have a strong traditional music and dance programme with a gala concert starring the man himself, John Dwyer (Fiddle) and Galway fiddle-playing siblings Liz & Yvonne Kane, Máiread Hurley & John Blake Concertina and Flute), Theresa O’Grady & Declan Payne (Banjo and Piano Accordion), Damien O’Reilly & Caoilfhionn Ní Fhrighil (Accordion and Concertina), Irene Cunningham (Sean-nós Dance) and Nell Ní Chrónín (Song).
Sean-nós singer Ann Mulqueen, singer and accordion player Breda De Paor, internationally acclaimed uilleann pipe player David Power and poet Mark Roper will host a very special evening ‘In High Places’ a unique collaboration between musicians and a poet, based around the mysteries of the Comeragh Mountains.
On Saturday the 19th between 11am and 2pm there will be a series of Workshops which will cover Fiddle, Concertina, Accordion, Banjo, Flute, Sean-nós Dance and Traditional Singing. The Tutors for the workshops are Liz & Yvonne Kane, Máiread Hurley, Damien O’Reilly, Theresa O’Grady, John Blake, Irene Cunningham and Nell Ní Chrónín. The Workshops will be held in Gaelscoil na nDéise.
During the John Dwyer Trad Weekend, there will be traditional music sessions occurring throughout the city in the local Pubs. Participating in them will be some of Ireland’s finest musicians. These sessions will be happening at different times, day and night, and are marvellous free entertainment open for all to attend. All musicians are invited to join in one of the many sessions or initiate their own.
If you have any queries or would like to book a place for one of the workshops then please send an email to [email protected] or call either +353 87 996 4436.
18 (Friday) 9:00 am - 20 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Various venues around Waterford City
Waterford City, Ireland
Imagine Arts FestivalEmail: [email protected]; Phone: +353 (0)89 468 2738