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South Sligo Summer School of Traditional Music, Song & Dance

July 13th – 19th, 2014

The 28th South Sligo Summer School of Traditional Music, Song & Dance takes place in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo, from the July 13th to 19th, 2014. Instruments taught include fiddle, flute, tin whistle, harp, uilleann pipes, concertina, button accordion, banjo, traditional guitar and bodhrán. Singing workshops are offered in traditional singing in English and Sean Nós singing as Gaeilge. Lilting is also a feature of the singing classes during the week. Dancers are catered for with set dancing classes each morning and sean nós dancing classes each afternoon. Two hand dances are also taught during the week as part of the morning workshops.

From the official opening on Sunday night through to the closing céilí the following Saturday night, participants can look forward to immersing themselves in traditional music, song and dance for a full six days and nights packed with interactive workshops, céilís, classes, sessions and concerts. Tutors and musicians teaching and performing at the South Sligo Summer School are of the highest calibre and with many of them having their musical and geographical roots in the North West, the Connacht style of playing and in particular, the South Sligo style, is featured strongly.

Tubbercurry is easily accessible by road, rail or air with Ireland West Airport just a fifteen minute drive away.

For further details of this year’s programme, please contact Tel: 071 91 20912, Tel: 071 91 20642 or Tel: 087 95 56468 or email: You can also find us on Facebook or check our website  which will be updated as plans are finalised for the 28th year programme.

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