South Sligo Summer School

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South Sligo Summer School

Time: July 12, 2015 at 7pm to July 18, 2015 at 4pm
Location: Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
Website or Map: http://www.sssschool.org
Phone: 0719120912
Event Type: traditional, irish, music, school
Organized By: South Sligo Summer School
Latest Activity: Jul 15, 2015

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The South Sligo Summer Schoolof traditional music, song and dance takes place annually in Tubbercurry in the heart of South Sligo.  This is the 29th year of the Summer School and this year’s programme includes morning classes and workshops in a whole range of traditional instruments including fiddle, flute, tinwhistle, uilleann pipes, harp, concertina, button accordion and banjo as well as traditional accompaniment on bodhrán, guitar and keyboard.  Daily workshops are also offered in traditional singing in English and sean nós singing in the Connemara style, as well as set dancing each morning and sean nós dancing each weekday afternoon.

This year we are offering a range of afternoon masterclasses in banjo, fiddle, flute and button accordion with tutors Enda Scahill, John Carty, Catherine McEvoy and Daithí Gormley.  For less experienced players there is a beginners/improvers session to look forward to each afternoon, led by some of the workshop tutors.

 An exciting line up of interactive talks includes a mini series of presentations on three renowned musicians from the region who each made a huge contribution to the traditional music scene, the late Dermot Grogan, Michael Gorman and Martin Donoghue.  Workshops on musicians’ repetitive strain injury and recording traditional music complete the week’s talks for this year.

Nightly céilís, recitals and concerts featuring the very best céilí bands and traditional singers, musicians and dancers are another highlight of the week and the Monday night concert in St. Attracta’s Community School will be a tribute to flute player and music teacher Michael Hurley.  This will be a very special night, celebrating Michael’s enormous contribution to traditional music in Co. Sligo over the last number of years.

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