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Traditional Irish Music Summer Schools

Ireland is alive to the sound of music during the summer months with traditional music festivals taking place in many towns and villages. Its a great opportunity to meet other musicians, find sessions catering to all abilities and partake in group lessons.
Most schools offer lessons in all instruments with different classes for beginnners, improvers and experienced musicians. The standard of teaching is very high often some of Irelands best trad musicians share their knowledge in small class sizes. Usualy there are also pop up music instrument shops from instument makers and suppliers.
Just down the road from us here in County Leitrim, we have the Joe Mooney Summer School in Drumshanbo in July, a week long school of lessons and sessions, South Sligo Summer School in Tubbercurry, County Sligo also in July and a week of sessions and lessons and the O Carolan Harp Festival and summer school which takes place in Keadue, County Roscommon. O Carolan has a week of trad music workshops with a renowned international harp competiton on the August Bank holiday Saturday, finishing on the August Bank Holiday Monday with the world famous door dancing competition.
A recently added school to the calendar is the Leitrim Dance week held in Carrick on Shannon and Drumshanbo which offers workshops in Percussion dance followed by the Lough Allen Dance Weekend. If dance is your thing then Leitrim is the place to be in April.
For Bodhran afficionados, the Junior Davey Bodhran Academy in Gurteen, County Sligo offers intensive workshops in Bodhran styles with some of Irelands finest Bodhran players.
Throughout the year there are various weekend workshops all of which offer lessons and sessions.


We offer travel & accommodation booking services for the following music & dance workshops


Joe Mooney Summer School Drumshanbo
18th July-25th July 2020

Joe Mooney Summer School

O Carolan Harp Festival Keadue
27th July-3rd August 2020

O Carolan Harp Festival Keadue

South Sligo Summer School Tubbercurry
12th July-17th July 2020

South Sligo Summer School

The Fleadh 2020 will be in Mullingar
2nd August-9th August

The Fleadh 2020 will be in Drogheda

John McKenna Weekend Drumkeeran
4th-7th June 2020

John McKenna Weekend Drumkeeran

Leitrim Dance Week Carrick on Shannon / Drumshanbo
13th-19th April 2020

Leitrim Dance Week Carrick on Shannon

Dr John Stafford Weekend Elphin
15th-16th February 2020

Dr John Stafford Weekend Elphin

Sessions on the Shannon Carrick on shannon
24th-25th October

Sessions on the Shannon

Junior Davey Bodhran Academy Gurteen
July

Junior Davey Bodhran Academy

Foxford Traditional Weekend Foxford
October

Foxford Traditional Weekend

ConsairtÍn Ennis County Clare
16th-19th April 2020

ConsairtÍn workshops

Willie Clancy Week Miltown Malbay
4th-12th July 2020

Willie Clancy Week