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South Sligo Summer School
July 15th - July 21st 2018 (Sun-Sat)
Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo, Ireland


MasterClass: Derek Hickey
MasterClass: John McEvoy
MasterClass: David Doocey
MasterClass: Liam O'Connor
MasterClass: Catherine McEvoy
MasterClass: John Wynne
MasterClass: Tony O’Connell
MasterClass: Angelina Carberry

Masterclasses in Fiddle, Flute, Button Accordion, Concertina and Banjo will take place from 4-6pm in the Holy Family National School

Masterclass sizes are limited and places should be reserved.


  Derek Hickey, (Wed & Thur)

Derek is from Adare, Co Limerick. Both his grandfathers played fiddle. Derek’s own musical career began at ten years of age when his uncle left an accordion in the family home. At 18 he joined the band Arcady and then at 21 was invited by Frankie Gavin to join De Danann. In addition to performing, Derek is also a regular tutor at The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in the University Limerick. More about Derek


  John McEvoy (Tue)

John McEvoy hails from Birmingham, UK. Though his music is heavily influenced by the fiddle masters of Sligo, and west Clare John has his own unique ornate style, expressive and encompassing considerable flair. Previous releases include the critically acclaimed albums ‘The Kilmore Fancy’ with his sister Catherine McEvoy and ‘Pride of the West’ his exciting collaboration with Roscommon’s John Wynne. ‘Traditional Irish Fiddle’ represents John’s love of solo and duet playing and features some new compositions and a variety of guest musicians.more about John

  David Doocey (Tue)

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts now living in Foxford, County Mayo, David Doocey is at the forefront of a younger generation of musicians. He has won several awards including All-Ireland medals on both fiddle and concertina and the first ever World Fleadh fiddle championship in 2005. Biography

   Liam O’Connor (Thur & Fri.)

Liam O’Connor, one of Ireland’s leading fiddle players, was born into a musical family in Dublin. His father Mick O’Connor is a flute player and researcher of music who was a founder member of the Castle Céilí Band. During his youth, Liam was taught by Séamus Glackin and won several All-Ireland and Oireachtas fiddle titles. He was awarded TG4 Young Musician of the Year in 2002. He has performed as a soloist and in duets with Liam O’Flynn, Noel Hill and Harry Bradley among others. In 2009, he released a critically acclaimed CD entitled “Dublin Made Me” with uilleann piper Seán McKeon and in March 2017 he will release his long awaited solo cd “The Loom”. Biography

  Catherine McEvoy (Fri.)

Catherine was born in Birmingham after her Roscommon parents had moved there. Catherine played for many years with the Birmingham Ceili Band. She came to live in Ireland in 1977, and became a member of Macalla, the first all female traditional band. Catherine is also a member of the Tain Ceili Band, winning three All- Ireland titles with them. Catherine says that her flute playing influences have been John McKenna and Tom Morrisson, among others. She plays very much in the Sligo/Roscommon style, as her critically acclaimed solo CD “Flute Music in the Sligo/Roscommon Style” will testify. Catherine has recently released a superb duet album with her fiddle playing brother John, titled “ The Kilmore Fancy”. Catherine’s husband Tom McGorman and her three children are all excellent musicians also.Interview


  John Wynne (Tue)

Originally from Roscommon, John Wynne began playing on tin whistle at eight and subsequently learned flute from Patsy Hanley. Hearing Sligo flute-player Peter Horan in full flow in the 1980s made a lasting impression, as did the solo recordings of Seamus Tansey and Matt Molloy. John has recorded two CDs with the group Providence. He has also released a critically acclaimed solo CD “With Every Breath”. Biography


  Tony O’Connell ( Thur. & Fri. )

Tony hails from Glin in West Limerick but now resides in Co.Kerry. Self-taught on the concertina he has won numerous All-Ireland titles and has been described as having a steady pulsing rhythm - characteristic of the west of Ireland. More about Tony


  Angelina Carberry (Wed & Thur)

Born in Manchester in the late 70’s into a County Longford family steeped in Traditional Music for Generations. It was not long before Angelina’s interest and keen ear for the music quickly developed. Starting on the tin whistle she soon moved to the Banjo following in the footsteps of her father Peter and her Grand father Kevin. Angelina has since developed a highly personal style with an electric rhytmn that captivates anyone who is lucky to hear. In 1998 Angelina moved to Galway and quickly established herself on the local music scene. Soon after she recorded a duet album with her father Peter on Accordion and accompanied by much sought after accompianist John Blake on Piano and Guitar. The CD received critical acclaim from leading newspapers and music journalists. Angelina has also toured in Europe with trad band the Bumblebee’s and has also taught at the well known Tocane Summer school in the South of France More about Angelina