The annual winter music school, Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh, now in its 16th 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 16th year will take place in mBaile an Fheirtéaraigh (Ballyferriter) on Corca Dhuibhne (Dingle Peninsula) in Co. Kerry from the 19th to the 23rd of February 2020.
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 an Earraigh.
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.
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.
This years Tutors are, for Harp: Deirdre Grainbhéal (Deirdre Granville); Accordion: Emma Corbett, Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich; Bodhrán: Colm Murphy; Guitar: Gearóid Ó Duinnín; Banjo: Fidelma O’Brien; Uilleann Pipes: Mick O’Brien; Fiddle: Jeremey Spencer, Eithne Ní Chatháin, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh; Whistle: Bríd Donnelly, Desi Wilkinson; Flute: Aoife Grainbhéal; Concertina: Eimear Donnellan, Eoin Ó Beaglaoich; Bag Pipes: Allan MacDonald; Harmonica: Andy Ó Súilleabháin; Sean Nós Singing: Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Cárthach Mac Craith, Seosaimhín Ní Bheaglaoich.
There will also be a series of Masterclasses, these will be given by Liz Carroll for Violin;
Catherine O’Gorman for Flute; Ailean Domhnallach for Gáidhlig; Wendy MacIsaacs for Tunes from Cape Breton – All instruments; Steve Cooney for Harmony & Syncopation – All Instruments.
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 THE VARIOUS EVENTS ARE OFTEN SOLD OUT.
For further information about Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh, please visit scoilcheoil.com. You can also follow on Facebook or Twitter. If you have any queries then please send an email to [email protected].
19 (Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 23 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Various locations around Baile an Fheirtéaraigh (Ballyferriter)
Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry, Ireland