There are many festivals and workshops taking place in the county and region from June to August 2019 that children should avail of. These sessions / summer schools   are very beneficial  to students which will  enhance  and improve their repertoire in music, singing, dancing.

The following are a list of current festivals:

Summer Schools , Festivals,  Workshops, Fleadhanna , Concerts,  Competitions –  2019

Killavil, Co. Sligo

Killavil, Co. Sligo weekend Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June  workshops, Contact –  087 955 6468.

Knocklane – Benbulben CCE

Knocklane – Benbulben CCE  weekend from 21st to 23rd Concert ,Sessions &  Workshops on Saturday 20th June,  booking  – Kerrie Herrity    0861564130  / 9124998.

Fred Finn Summer Camp

Fred Finn Summer Camp from Monday 1st to 5th July (this is booked out)

The Kilmovee, Mayo Seosamh MacGabhann, Summer School

The Kilmovee, Mayo Seosamh MacGabhann, Summer School from 1st to 5th July – all instruments taught.
094 9649814.

South Sligo, Tubbercurry Summer School

South Sligo, Tubbercurry Summer School from 15th to 20th July  ( 087 2595985 / 086 0566383.

Drumshambo – Joe Mooney Summer School

Drumshambo – Joe Mooney Summer School,  Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th July. ( 071) 96 41213 /  087 133 1241.

O’ Carolan Harp Festival &  Summer School Keadue

O’ Carolan Harp Festival &  Summer School Keadue from Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August
087 2559269

Other  Forthcoming Events

June 14th – 16th: Ballymote-  Paddy Killoran Trad.  Festival – concerts session  ( 087 2805636 /  0879680674.

July  / August,  Sessiun   in Coleman Centre, Gurteen and Glasshouse Sligo Town: commencing Wednesday 10th July –  071  71740

Ballygawley Music Festival: July 19th – 21st

August  2- 4th –  Riverstown –28th  Annual James Morrison Trad : B/H Weekend, Concert, sessions, workshops   086 3916761 / 91 65283

August-  Fleadh Cheoil na h-Éireann Drogheda: Mon.11th to 18th August  – Scoil Eigse  week of tuition in all instruments, dancing, singing, comhra,  concerts, sessions and lots more. Entertainment &  Competitions – Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August.

Aug.21st to 25th  Gurteen:  Ml. Coleman – Traditional weekend,Concerts, Ceili etc.   – Ceoláras (071) 9182599

September 20th   –  National Culture Night: Many Events throughout the County

Sepember – Trad. For Trocaire: All Branches asked to Help

September –  Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd –  Celtic Fringe Festival:  Grange,tours, lectures, concerts, food fare etc.

September  27th – 1st Oct. – Frank Finn  Singing weekend: Rossespoint

Oct.  Tue 8th –   Echoes of Erín –  Comhaltas  Concert tour of Ireland :  Ceoláras Coleman, Gurteen

Oct. 15th to Sun 27th Oct. Ballintogher:  22nd – John Egan Traditional  Festival.   Tue 15th to Sun 27th Oct. – Comhra, Concert, Ceili.  Further details later – T McCormack (071)91 64250 / F. Taaffe- 0876787342, see

Oct – Sun  27th  – Ballintogher – 42nd  Ann. Feis: Junior  Competitions,  music, singing, dancing

Oct. 26th &  27th Oct:   Sligo Live  &  Fiddler of Dooney Competition  ( B. H. weekend )

Dec  Mid:  Tireragh CCE  Annual Concert