South Sligo Summer School
Nestled at the foot of the Ox Mountains, the south Sligo town of Tubbercurry is the setting for the 28th. annual South Sligo Summer School of traditional music, song and dance. The school is a celebration of Irish music and in particular the unique south Sligo style made famous by Michael Coleman. Classes are held each morning in most traditional instruments as well as traditional singing, lilting and sean nos style. All classes and workshops are facilitated by tutors of the highest calibre and classes are graded in all instruments. Some of today's tutors started as students back in 1987!
As well as daily set dancing and sean nos dancing workshops, dancers have a full program of nightly ceilis to look forward to with a great variety of the best bands from all corners of the country, including the locally based and visiting Ceili bands.
New this year will be a series of three Interactive workshops on "Composing Traditional Music by Ear" given by Gavin Collis and Charlie Lennon. There are also Interactive Talks covering musicians Michael Coleman and Fred Finn . Details are available on the Events page.
Nightly concerts and recitals featuring summer school tutors and local and visiting musicians are an integral part of the week's activities. For the past number of years the Monday night concert, which takes place in St. Attracta's Community School, has been held in honour of a local musician or group of musicians who have made a special contribution to the summer school and/or the musical heritage of County Sligo. This year the committee are delighted to be honouring Anne Conroy Burke, a teacher of the Button Accordian at the school since 2001.
2014 is the 28th year of the school, the town will be buzzing with great energy and enthuasism for the week. The school brings together Irish music lovers from all over the country and there are many overseas visitors and students. The school is non-profit and the organization make every effort to keep costs down and make these classes available to as many people as possible.
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