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South Sligo Summer School of Traditional Music, Song & Dance

July 12th – 18th, 2015,

The 29th South Sligo Summer School of Traditional Music, Song & Dance takes place in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo, from July 12th to 18th, 2015. Instruments taught include fiddle, flute, tin whistle, harp, uilleann pipes, concertina, button accordion, banjo, traditional guitar and bodhrán. Afternoon masterclasses and beginner/improver sessions are added features again this year, having proven highly successful last year. 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.

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 Tel: 0719120912, 0719120642 or Tel: 0879556468 or email You can also find us on Facebook or check our website  which will be updated as plans are finalised for the 29th Year programme.

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