The annual winter music school, Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh, now in its 15th year will take place in mBaile an Fheirtéaraigh (Ballyferriter) on Corca Dhuibhne (Dingle Peninsula) in Co. Kerry from
The annual winter music school, Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh, now in its 15th year will take place in mBaile an Fheirtéaraigh (Ballyferriter) on Corca Dhuibhne (Dingle Peninsula) in Co. Kerry from the 20th to the 24th of February 2019.
This traditional music school attracts musicians from all over the world. Classes are held covering a wide range of instruments, including workshops in Sean-nós dancing and singing, as well as classes in Irish and Scottish Gáidhlig.
As well as the music school, there are sessions at various venues. To see the programme for the 5 days and details for attending the school please click Scoil Cheoil.
Over the 5 days there are concerts, sessions, singers’ nights, recitals, a pupils’ concert, guided walk, and all sorts of other events based on various aspects of our tradition.
Concerts will feature performances from many musicians including Liz Carroll, Mary McNamara, Steve Cooney, Tim Edey, Nell Ní Chróinín, Amanda Millen, Dermot McLaughlin, Sheila, Claire & Anna Friel, Eoin Ó Beaglaoich, Catherine O’Gorman, Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Maighread Stiúbhart, Ingrid Henderson, Allan MacDonald, Eithne Ni Chatháin, Cárthach MacCraith, Colm Murphy, Bríd Donnelly, Páraic Mac Donncha and plenty more.
Coming to Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh not only gives people the opportunity to get a taste of the local music and song, but it gives people a chance to experience the richness of the Irish language here in the heart of the Kerry Gaeltacht. People have the opportunity to attend a ‘ciorcal comhrá’ (conversation circle) where they can practice their cúpla focal, and for those whose ambitions lie further afield.
Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh are also delighted to have the opportunity to invite musicians from all over Ireland to come to Scoil Cheoil to take part in teaching classes and performing at concerts and recitals. Baile an Fheirtéaraigh is a small village with a great energy and a huge enthusiasm for music and is a great place to spend a few days enjoying the music and the company.
Tickets for the various events can be bought at the official opening, when registering for classes, at the information desk in the hotel from 10am – 5pm on Thursday, or at the door on the night unless previously sold out. THE BEST ADVICE IS TO BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE AS THIS EVENT IS OFTEN SOLD OUT.
If you have any queries then please send an email to [email protected].
20 (Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 24 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Various locations around Baile an Fheirtéaraigh (Ballyferriter)
Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry, Ireland