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Scoil Cheoil na Botha

October 11th – 13th, 2013

October 11th–13th marks the 7th Scoil Cheoil na Botha traditional weekend in Scotstown, Co. Monaghan. Building on the success of the preceeding Scoil Cheoil na Botha weekends and reflecting an upturn in traditional music fortunes in the county, Scotstown will once again host some of the finest traditional music talent.

To coincide with the national Gathering festival, this year’s festival showcases many of the region’s finest traditional musicians. Among the artists confirmed for this year’s event are renowned harper and composer Michael Rooney, TG4 Young Musician of the Year 2013, Donal Mc Cague, former All–Ireland senior fiddle champion, Laura Beagon and former All–Ireland senior button accordion champion, Darren Breslin. The festival will also welcome home a member of its musical diaspora, piano accordionist Gerry Murray, a member of the acclaimed European based traditional group Shantalla, but with roots firmly in the Scotstown area.

Workshops will be held in fiddle, flute, button accordion, piano accordion, concertina, harp, singing and banjo.

For further information on all the weekend activities, and an updated list of tutors check out the festival website located at or Tel. +353 87 9851379 or email:

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