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The 26th South Sligo Summer School of Traditional Music, Song & Dance

July 16th – 21st, 2012

Nestled at the foot of the Ox Mountains, with easy access from all parts of the country and only a fifteen minute drive from Ireland West International Airport, the south Sligo town of Tubbercurry is the setting for the 26th South Sligo Summer School of traditional music, song & dance this July. Classes are held each morning in several traditional instruments including fiddle, flute, tin whistle, harp, concertina, uilleann pipes, traditional guitar, traditional keyboard accompaniment, banjo, bodhrán and piano & button accordians. Singing classes in sean nós and traditional styles are available also and include a focus on mouth music/lilting.

Dancers have a full range of nightly céilís to look forward to as well as daily classes in both set dancing & sean nós dancing. This year’s program features some of the best bands from all corners of the country, including the locally based Swallow’s Tail, Dartry & Innisfree Céilí Bands. Daily lectures and talks are an established feature of the summer school and these promise to be an educational and inspirational part of the summer school again in 2012 with talks on the Concertina in traditional music by Jack Talty and presentations by tutors Michelle Mulcahy & Séamie O’Dowd included in this year’s program.

For Further information: Tel 071-9120912



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