Féile Ceol, Damhsa, Ealaíon, Ceardlann, Siúlóidí, Óige na Locha, Seisiúin Ceol & Craic gach Oíche. The annual Féile Ceol na Locha Summer School in the Gaeltacht area of Tourmakeady, will take place this
Féile Ceol, Damhsa, Ealaíon, Ceardlann, Siúlóidí, Óige na Locha, Seisiúin Ceol & Craic gach Oíche.
The annual Féile Ceol na Locha Summer School in the Gaeltacht area of Tourmakeady, will take place this year from the 13th to the 17th of August. It is a music, culture and language school sponsored mainly by Údaras na Gaeltachta and An Comhairle Ealaíon, and is held at Coláiste Mhuire, with all tuition provided through the medium of Irish.
Now in its 20th year, the school provides training at beginners and intermediate level in the following subjects: button accordion, tin whistle, fiddle, harp, flute, bodhrán, guitar, concertina, sean-nós dancing, irish singing, art and conversational Irish. Most of the teachers are back year after year.
During the week there will be evening sessions in the local pubs where the tutors, students and locals will be playing.
Registration for the Classes/Workshops will commence in Coláiste Mhuire on at 9.30am on Monday. The Classes/Workshops then take place during the mornings between 10am and 1.30pm. The Summer School is open to all ages from 9 years of age, no upper limit.
For the 5 to 9 years age category, there is Óige Ceol na Locha. The activities include games, art, singing.
On the final day of the summer school the teachers and students will participate in a finale concert at Coláiste Mhuire. This concert provides a great opportunity for all the participants to play and dance together.
Then, early on Friday evening there will be a Barbeque for everyone. This will be held at Paddy’s Bar which is in the village.
Over the years, the school has taken on an international flavour, with participants coming from the UK, Europe and the USA.
As already mentioned, all tuition is through the medium of the Irish language.
For full details of the Summer School and to register for a place, please visit the Ceol na Locha website.
If you have any enquiries regarding the Ceol na Locha Summer School, please email: [email protected] or call +353 (0)94 954 4295, +353 (0)87 116 2058 or +353 (0)87 648 4078 for more information.
13 (Monday) 9:30 am - 17 (Friday) 11:59 pm
Tourmakeady, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland