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Scoil Acla, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

July 29th – August 5th, 2012

The organisers are currently putting the final touches to this years Scoil Acla Summer school. Scoil Acla follows the usual format of daily music classes which run from Monday to Saturday on the following instruments, accordion, banjo, flute, concertina, fiddle, harp, tin whistle, uileann pipes and bodhrán with beginners, intermediate and advanced students being catered for on all instruments. Other workshops available are creative writing, basket weaving, dancing and a course on Gaeilg’ Acla, the Achill dialect of Irish. Throughout the week they have recitals, poetry readings, creative writing readings, indoor and outdoor concerts, sessions, walks, talks and much more.

This year they will also have two CD launches and two book launches.Micheál Ó Raghallaigh and Danny O’Mahony will release their CD entitled As it happened and Noreen O’Sullivan will also release her CD entitled The Quiet House.

Scoil Acla are delighted to announce that Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich is this years musician in residence to attend the summer school. Breanndán will join the list of previous musicians in residence such as John E Lavelle, Joe Burke and Ann Conroy Burke, Liam O’Connor, John Carty, Mary Bergin, Laoise Kelly, Catherine McEvoy, Michael O’Raghallaigh, Mick O’Brien agus Treasa Ní Cheannabhain many of whom have joined us as tutors.

Why not join them on Ireland’s largest island for a summer school of music, culture, history agus gaeilge.

Ó nach breá a bheith ag siúl na trá, is ag fánaíocht faoin spéir,
Faoi dhraíocht ag cur na mara ann, is a cheol i ndeireadh lae,
In Acaill aoibhinn álainn glas is binne glór na n-éan,
Ó gabh i leith, tabhair cuairt gan teip, ar a muintir Ghaelach shéimh
(Brian Ó Baoill 2010)

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