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.
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
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 ballintogherfest.ie
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