Traditional Irish Music
Time: December 27, 2015 at 5pm to January 1, 2016 at 7pm
Location: "Derrybeg, Donegal"
Website or Map: https://www.google.ie/maps/pl…
Phone: +353(0)74 953 2208
Event Type: festival
Organized By: Cumman Forbatha Ghaoith Dobhair
Latest Activity: Dec 7, 2015
The Second Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair 2015
27 December 2015 – 1 January 2016
Gaoth Dobhair, Co. Donegal
TÉADA & SÉAMUS BEGLEY
BUTTONS & BOWS
OÍCHE CONNALLACH le MAIRÉAD NÍ MHAONAIGH agus a cairde
THE MÁIRTÍN O’CONNOR TRIO
DERMOT BYRNE, STEVE COONEY & TREVOR HUTHINSON
DÓNAL McCAGUE & SEÁN McELWAIN
Plus many more
Tickets available from www.scoilgheimhridh.com
Tel: +353(0)74 95 32208
This year’s Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair, to be launched by the great Danny Meehan, will run from Sunday 27 December to Friday 1 January 2016 in the spectacular setting of the parish of Gaoth Dobhair, Co Donegal. Bígí linn!
Following last year’s inaugural Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair (taking up from where the Frankie Kennedy Winter School left off), the emphasis this year for the School is on the quality of the workshops.
That quality starts with the tutors, and is reflected in the impressive line-up of leading musicians running the workshops this year:
Harry Bradley, Barry Kerr, Anna Friel, Maureen McGrattan, Bríd Harper, Martin McGinley, Cathal Hayden, Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Claire Friel, Gay McKeon, Síle Friel, Conor Day, Séamus O'Kane, Máire Ní Choilm, Máirtín O'Connor, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh, Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Conor Caldwell, Séamie O'Dowd, Edwina Guckian. (There’s also an arts and crafts class and an Irish language class.)
And when all the learning and eating is done, there is a concert programme that would be the envy of any city venue at the height of the festival season, including Téada with Seamus Begley for the all-important New Year’s Eve concert; the trio featuring Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney and Trevor Hutchinson who have been on a successful nationwide tour for the last few months; the Máirtín O’Connor trio; and Buttons and Bows (Jackie Daly, the McGuire brothers and Garry O’Briain), to name just a few of the nearly fifteen or so events taking place.
Of special note is the An Crann Óg event on the Thursday, a concert which showcases many of the younger musicians from Gaoth Dobhair and beyond who frequent the festival annually. “It brings the whole thing full circle to see the younger generation performing on the same stage,” observed Ó Gallchóir.
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