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Joe Mooney Summer School – Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim

July 21st – 28th, 2012

The Joe Mooney Summer School of Traditional Music, Song and Dance will take place in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim from July 21st – July 28th. This renowned Summer School, now in its 24th year, will provide a full programme of workshops in traditional instruments-fiddle, flute, banjo, bodhran, whistle, concertina, button accordion, piano accordion, harp, uilleann pipes, mandolin and bouzouki. Traditional accompaniment was successfully added to our programme last year and will be offered again in 2012. Tuition is also available in Set Dancing, Sean Nós Dancing, 2 Hand Dancing, Traditional Singing and Sean Nós Singing.

These daily workshops are presented professionally by tutors of the highest calibre. All classes are graded and all grades are well catered for by experienced tutors with excellent pedagogic skills  and strong motivation in passing on our traditional culture to overseas students and especially to our next generation of traditional musicians.

For the more advanced and accomplished students, it is a unique opportunity to gain top class tuition from traditional icons of our time in a truly traditional environment.

Classes are also available for beginners in whistle, bodhran, singing,  set dancing with set dancing supremo – Pat Murphy and Sean Nós dancing with Leitrim’s own Edwina Guckian, who has made a huge impact on the sean nós scene promoting the sean nós tradition among the younger generation.
To keep the feet tapping during the week, there is a superb selection of Céilí Bands providing the music for  nightly Céilís-the ever popular Annaly from Longford, Five Counties from the south, Deenagh making their debut in Drumshanbo this year and the all time favourites Swallow’s Tail and Glenside. Céilí Time Band will have us all dancing on High Street for Saturday afternoon.

Drumshanbo is the heart and soul of traditional music scene in Leitrim and welcomes its visitors with a huge Céad Míle Fáilte.

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