Music Workshop in the West of Ireland with John Carty, Arty McGlynn and Others Announced for October, 2012

Now here is a great end of year opportunity to learn from the masters of their art. If you are a fan, as we are, of John Carty and Arty McGlynn it will hold extra appeal. Connemara Ireland Workshops is pleased to announce a 5-day /4-night traditional Irish music workshop for October 19-23, 2012. Hosted by and held at the award-winning country house, The Anglers Return, the workshop will feature some of Ireland’s most distinctive traditional musicians – including John Carty on fiddle and Irish tenor banjo,  Arty McGlynn on guitar, Jimmy Higgins on bodhrán and Fiachra O’Regan on whistle and pipes. Guests will attend classes during the day, impromtu evening sessions as well as two house concerts – including a concert with John Carty, Arty McGlynn, Jimmy Higgins and friends – all in the comfortable surroundings of a wonderful historic country house just outside of Roundstone in Connemara. It’s an incredible opportunity for intermediate  (or better) players on fiddle, tenor banjo, and/or guitar interested in advancing in traditional Irish music. Spaces are very limited, by design, to maximize one-on-one instruction and are offered on a first-come, first serve basis.


The workshop is all-inclusive, with accommodations and all meals provided – including classic Irish breakfasts at The Anglers Return, lunches, tea/snacks during workshop breaks and dinners at some of the finest restaurants in Clifden, Roundstone and Recess. Transportation to/from Dublin city hotels and/or Dublin or Shannon airports, and all transportation during the workshop will be provided in a 14-seat, luxury minibus. No effort has been spared to make this incredible Irish culture experience as relaxing and enjoyable as it will be educational.  Non-musician companions are also welcome for a reduced workshop rate and are offered optional day trips and touring around Connemara during workshop classes. For pricing, more information, and to make a reservationplease visit:

ABOUT CONNEMARA: Oscar Wilde called it “a savage beauty”; Connemara is a haunting landscape of rugged mountains, sparsely inhabited valleys, desolate bogs and rocky shorelines. Located in County Galway, the westernmost corner of Ireland – where they say the next parish over is Boston – Connemara is home to wild ponies, Gaeltacht districts of Irish (Gaelic) speaking residents, historic sites and ancient ruins, the mountains and bogs of

Connemara National Park, the lovely villages of Clifden, Cleggan and Roundstone – and some of the most beautiful landscapes in all of Europe.


ABOUT THE ANGLERS RETURN: Selected as one of Bridgestone’s “100 Best Place to Stay” in Ireland 2012, and winner of multiple hospitality awards, The Anglers Return was built in the 1800s as a sporting lodge. The interior décor includes the original wooden floors, old maps and antiques. The spacious, high-ceiling dining room features antique tables and chairs, seascapes, models boats, and musical instruments – along with an extensive

selection of Irish literature and travel guides. The tile-floored sitting room is furnished with a comfortable couch and fireside chairs, with a blazing fire in the open fireplace. A three-acre garden includes paths winding through azaleas, an organic vegetable patch, wild rocky outcroppings and bluebell woods.


For more information, contact workshop coordinator, Brittney LaCoste:

In the USA: (608) 767-3210 | In Ireland: +353 (0)95 31091

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