Given the unprecedented health crisis now being experienced with the Coronavirus, it is with deep regret that Ceardlann Earraigh 2020 has been CANCELLED.
From small beginnings, Ceardlann Earraigh has grown to become an established event in the annual calendar of Irish Traditional Music events. Ceardlann Earraigh will this year celebrate its 23rd Anniversary on the 4th of April 2020.
The first Ceardlann Earraigh was organised in 1998 as a result of a grant received from Kildare County Council by Bord Chill Dara CCÉ. Over the years, these workshops have drawn students from all over Ireland and also from far flung places such as Wales, Scotland, Sweden, Germany, the US and Japan. These students travel to Kildare because they are consistently provided with the best of tuition from some of the foremost musicians and singers in the country, and this year will be no exception.
The Workshop Tutors for this years Ceardlann Earraigh are for Fiddle: Dónal O’Connor & Tara Breen; Concertina: Pádraig Rynne; Flute: Louise Mulcahy; Button Accordion: Daithí Gormley; Banjo: Theresa O’Grady; Whistle: Ciarán FitzGerald; Singing: Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh; Uilleann Pipes: Mark Redmond and Harp: Gráinne Hambly.
Please be aware that there are no classes for beginners and that as class numbers are limited, advance booking is essential to insure a place. Each participant should bring their own recording device.
The Grand Concert will follow in the evening at the Glenroyal Hotel in Maynooth. Pre-booking is advised. The concert will commence at 8pm and will feature both the Tutors from the Workshops and visitors. The admission fee is €15.
For full details and further information, including the booking of places on Workshops and the Concert, please visit ceardlannearraigh. You can also follow on Facebook or Twitter where you will find the latest details.
If you have any queries relating to the Workshops or the Concert, then please send an email to Nóirín at email@example.com or call +353 (0)86 834 1369 or Máire on +353 (0)87 298 4607.