Westport Scoil Cheoil (Westport Music School) is a week-long traditional Irish summer school which takes place every July. The aim of the week long music school set in the beautiful,
Westport Scoil Cheoil (Westport Music School) is a week-long traditional Irish summer school which takes place every July. The aim of the week long music school set in the beautiful, historic Atlantic coastal town of Westport is to facilitate all ages and competencies to learn Irish music at this renowned summer school.
Westport Scoil Cheoil is now recognised as a major traditional Irish music, song and dance event in Ireland. Attendance is officially recognised as CPD (Continuous Professional Development) for teachers, by the Irish Government. Attendance, is not however, confined to teachers and many people from diverse nationalities attend, with ages ranging from 4 years to 84 years of age!
Instruction is provided at three levels of competency (Beginner, Intermediate and Master) with this years tutors being for Fiddle: Tara Breen, Zoë Conway & Kate Heneghan; Button Accordion: Christopher Maguire, Darragh Healy & Cian McNamara; Concertina: Aisling Lyons & Chloe Feeney; Flute: Emer Mayock & Karl Doherty; Harp: Alannah Thornburgh & Maggie Heneghan; Bodhrán: Dale McKay & Brendan Keegan; Guitar: John McIntyre, Tom Lyons & John Deane; Banjo / Mandolin: Noel Kilkenny & Mícheál Healy; Tin Whistle: Dec Cafferky, Caoimhe Kilkenny & Noreen O’Sullivan; Sean-nós dancing (all levels): Liam Scanlon and Amhránaíocht / Singing: Meaití-Jo-Sheamais Ó Fatharta & Edel Vaughan.
Participants may also partake part in a wide range of afternoon and evening activities from playing in music sessions in the local pubs to learning how to Céili Dance, attending the amazing tutor concert or busking on the beautiful streets of Westport.
Westport Scoil Cheoil is an ideal family event at a cost of €85 per participant, which covers all tuition, and is inclusive of evening activities. By the end of this course, participants will have acquired more knowledge about the playing of Irish music – whatever level of competency they have had at the beginning of the week. They will have built up a social network in the Irish traditional music community and have the best learning experience of music whilst having the best fun ever!
For all the latest information, please check out the Westport Scoil Cheoil website at westportscoilcheoil.com. You can also follow on Facebook for the very latest information. If you have any queries then please email [email protected] or call +353 (0)87 918 5838 strictly between 16.00hrs and 21.00hrs GMT.
1 (Monday) 9:00 am - 5 (Friday) 11:59 pm
Newport Road, Deerpark East, Westport, Co. Mayo, F28 V023
Westport Scoil CheoilEmail: [email protected] | Tel: +353 (0)87 918 5838 Dr. Maura Thornton, 'Ceol', Turlough Rd., Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland