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As part of the Leitrim Equation Traditional Music Development Programme, musician and singer/songwriter Eleanor Shanley is leading a programme of professional development workshops for traditional musicians to enhance their skills in presenting on stage, marketing and promotion, how to get gigs, and how to get your music played on air. The programme is designed for traditional musicians and singers of all ages, but it is particularly suitable for those planning to make their living from traditional music.

Eleanor will be joined by musicians of international reputation and experts in each field including: Musicians Kevin Crawford, Cathy Jordan, Dónal Lunny, Charlie McGettigan and John Carty; Toner Quinn, The Journal of Music; Sandra Joyce, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance; Keith Conroy, Sound Engineer; Declan Drohan, Musician/Drama Tutor; Karen Ryan, Return to Camden Festival; & Aine Hensey, RTE Radio.

Workshops will cover: Promoting Yourself, Continuing Pathways, Stagecraft, How Did We Get Here? Getting On The Airwaves and The International Stage, and Playing The Part. All five workshops will be held in The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim.The fee for each workshop is ?8 or you can book all five together for the reduced rate of €30.

To book call The Dock on Tel: 071 96 50828 or for further information call Leitrim County Council Arts Office Tel: 071 96 21694 or go to

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