Just a few weeks to go until the start of the Seosamh Mac Gabhann Summer School and classes are really filling up now. Don’t forget to pre-register with the Kilmovee Family Resource Centre to secure your place.
As well as the morning classes in Tin Whistle, Fiddle, Flute, Concertina and Accordion, remember there are also afternoon classes.
You can either book a single class, or a very popular option last year was to book a morning and afternoon class. This allowed pupils to do a morning class in their favourite instrument and then select from Singing, Dancing, Gaeilge or Bodhrán/Banjo (for the multi instrument players) in the afternoon.
This summer school offers fantastic value at just €50 for U-16’s for a week of classes and €80 for U-16’s for a week of morning and afternoon classes. The tutors for the week are the best available. In singing, All-Ireland champions Cian and Caoimhe Kearin’s were hugely popular last year, with pupils leaving at the end of the week with a range of traditional songs in both English and Irish.
For Sean Nós Dancing, the world famous Ger Butler and his class was one of the big attractions of the week last year. Meabh Ní Chathasaigh ran a great Comhrá Gaeilge class and for anyone that wants to brush up on their spoken Irish, this is the best value option around, especially now with such a large proportion of marks for Oral Irish in both Junior and Leaving Cert. Not to forget music teachers in the afternoon, the famous Bernie Geraghty on Banjo, with great feedback from this class last year, and last but not least, that well known face at Fleadhanna around the country – Pat McGarry on Bodhrán.
There is an equally impressive line-up of tutors for the morning classes. That’s only the tutors – there is so much more to the week in terms of evening events, with slow and full sessions planned every night, a concert, céilí, heritage tour, etc.
Check out all the details on facebook - Seosamhmacgabhann Summerschool, website - www.kilmovee.info or by contacting the Kilmovee FRC on 094-9649814. For anyone looking for accommodation, a full list is available from the Kilmovee FRC.
Issue dated: 15 June 2012
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