This year will see the 6th Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair taking place in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht. It will run from the 27th December 2019 until the 1st January
This year will see the 6th Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair taking place in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht. It will run from the 27th December 2019 until the 1st January 2020. This traditional winter school programme boasts a wide range of events, including traditional Irish music instrumental, song and dancing workshops; lectures; films; music recitals; kids’ events. There will also be concerts/performances by UAINE, featuring Bríd Harper, Tony O’Connell, Paul Meehan & Lisa Butler; Women Uilleann Pipes Concert; Julie Fowlis, Zoë Conway, Éamon Doorley & John McIntyre with special guests Dominic Mac Giolla Bhríde & Glórthaí Ulaid; FIDIL & special guests and Dervish & special guests.
The Music Classes/Workshops which are the heart of Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair are open to all ages. Admission to these classes and workshops is by 4-DAY REGISTRATION ONLY. It is not possible to register for these on a daily basis.
This years Tutors are, for Intermediate & Advanced Flute: Barry Kerr & Louise Mulcahy; Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Fiddle: Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Martin McGinley, Zoë Conway, Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Clare Friel, Tara Connaghan & Cathal Ó Curráin; Intermediate & Advanced Uilleann Pipes: Síle Friel & Mick O’Brien; Intermediate & Advanced Concertina: Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Tony O’Connell; Button/Piano Accordion: Dan Brouder; Beginners Whistle & Flute: Anna Friel & Maureen McGrattan; Bodhrán: Séamus O’Kane; Guitar & Bouzouki: John McIntyre; Sean-nós Dancing: Edwina Guckian; Banjo & Mandolin: Angelina Carberry; Harp: Síle Denvir; Sean-nós Singing: Diane Cannon.
The classes & workshops will run from Saturday 28th to Tuesday 31st December each day from 10am to 1pm. It is important to note that there are no ‘absolute’ beginner classes available in any instruments. There are minimum abilities required to attend.
All events will take place in the parish of Gaoth Dobhair, and will be held in six principal venues: Amharclann Ghaoith Dobhair & Teach Jack, Na Doirí Beaga; Teach Hiúdaí Beag, An Bun Beag; Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, Na Doirí Beaga; An Gailearaí, Údarás Business Park, Gaoth Dobhair, and Club CLG, Gaoth Dobhair.
For Booking details for the Workshops/Classes and the Concerts, and also further information about this years Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair, please visit scoilgheimhridh.com or follow on Facebook or Twitter. If you have any queries, then please either call +353 (0)74 956 0679 or send an email to
[email protected] or [email protected].
December 27 (Friday) 7:00 pm - January 1 (Wednesday) 11:59 pm
Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair
An Chrannóg, Doirí Beaga, Leitir Ceanainn, Co. Dhún na nGall, Éire