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General Information

Clarú/Enrolment


Enrolment for all 2024 classes will be done online and every student will have to be pre-registered. The online registration process will be available from 10am on Friday the 1st of March.

Táille/Fee


The  fee of  €150 (Euro), including online registration fees, covers all classes, workshops (morning), lectures (afternoons), and evening recitals.
 Students registered for the whole week have free admission to lectures, recitals, Irish language classes and reduced admission to all céilithe.

Piping students should pre-register by contacting Na Píobairí Uilleann at 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1.  Tel: 01-8730093 

email: info@pipers.ie. Pre-register online at www.pipers.ie

All other non piping enquiries should be directed to the contact details on the Home page.

 

REGISTRATION FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION TO SATURDAY 13th JULY CONCERT.

 

All students must arrange their own accommodation and transport. Admission to the classes and workshops is by REGISTRATION ONLY. It is not possible to register for these on a daily basis. Admission to lectures, and other events is, however, open to the general public for a small charge, payable at the door, prior to the event.

 

Music Classes

Classes will be graded in all instruments. Please note: There are no classes for absolute beginners in instruments with the exception of the uilleann pipes.
 Beginners may attend the Dúchas an Cheoil (Scope of Irish Music),  Traditional Singing Workshops, or the Dancing Classes.

 

Time 

All Classes and Workshops will be held daily from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm, Monday to Saturday, except where indicated.

There will be information exchanges where students will meet staff at the Community Centre, Miltown Malbay, on Saturday 6th July between 3pm and 6pm and on Sunday 7th July between 5pm and 7.30pm

Students will have to arrange their own transport and accommodation.

Accommodation contact: Maureen Kilduff 089-232 0498 email: kilduffmg@gmail.com

An accommodation list can be viewed and downloaded here

INSTRUMENT CLASSES & WORKSHOPS LOCATIONS:

 

FIDDLE CLASSES will be held at St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Spanish Point.

Assembly at Monday 9am at St. Joseph's.

 

WHISTLE AND FLUTE CLASSES will be held in National School, Mullagh Road and private houses, Miltown Malbay. 

Assembly at Monday 9am at the National School.


• CONCERTINA CLASSES will be held in National School, Mullagh Road and private houses, Miltown Malbay

Assembly at Monday 9am at the Mill Marquee, GAA Grounds.

 

BANJO CLASSES will be held in Mullagh Village, in the Sports Centre and various venues.

Assembly at Monday 9am at the Sports Centre, Mullagh.

 

BUTTON ACCORDION & MELODEON CLASSES will be held at the Quilty Tavern, Quilty National School and GAA Clubhouse, Quilty.

Assembly at Monday 9am at the Quilty Tavern.

 

PIPING CLASSES and PIPERS WORKSHOP will be held in West Clare Resource Centre, Ballard Road, and in private houses. Piping classes will be pre-registered. Students can pre-register online at www.pipers.ie or e-mail: info@pipers.ieNa Piobairí Uilleann, 15 Henrietta St., Dublin 1. Tel. 01-873 0093.

Assembly at Monday 9am at the West Clare Resource Centre.

 

HARMONICA CLASSES will be held at Church of Ireland Community Centre, Spanish Point.

Assembly at Monday 9am at the Church of Ireland Community 

Centre.

HARP CLASSES will be held at the GAA Clubhouse, Bog Road, and private houses, Flag Road. 

Assembly at Monday 9am at the Mill Marquee, GAA Grounds.

DANCE CLASSES 

- Cúchulainn Set, Clare Orange and Green Set, South Galway Set, Caragh Lake Jig Set, Rinkinstown Set, Fermanagh Set with Brooks Academy, Community Centre, Miltown Malbay.

- Moycullen Set, Ballykeale Set, Merchant Set, Connemara Set, Corofin Plain Set with Mary Clancy and Mary Kate Clancy, Armada Hotel, Spanish Point.

- Beginners Steps for Sets and some Clare Sets with Bernie Mhic Gabhann and John Murphy, Golf Club, Spanish Point.

- Derrada Set, Caledonian Set, Claddagh Set, Moate Set, Kilfenora Set with Martin Hughes, St. Joseph's Secondary School, Spanish Point.

- Conamara Sean-Nós Dancing with Mairéad Casey and Mick Mulkerrin, Mill Marquee, GAA Grounds, Miltown Malbay.

- Old-Style Step Dancing with Noel Devery and Maureen O'Reilly, St. Joseph's Secondary School, Spanish Point.

TRADITIONAL SINGING WORKSHOPS at St. Joseph's Secondary School, Spanish Point. These workshops will examine the Irish and English language song traditions and traditional singers will demonstrate aspects of these traditions. Conducted by Brian Mullen and Ciarán Ó Gealbháin. In addition there will afternoon  singing workshops on  8th, 9th, 10, and 11th July,  4.00pm - 6.00pm, at National School, Mullagh Rd, Miltown Malbay. Conducted by Máire Ni Chéileachair and Jerry O'Reilly. These are confined to students attending the Singing and Dúchas an Cheoil morning courses.

 

DÚCHAS AN CHEOIL/SCOPE OF IRISH MUSIC at St. Joseph's Secondary School, Spanish Point. A week long introduction to the Irish traditional music heritage. Conducted by Paddy Glackin and Cathal Goan. This course is accredited by the University of Limerick through the Blas Summer School. See www.blas.ie

KNOW THE SCORE - READ MUSIC THE TRAD WAY 

This CPD course, designed and delivered by Dr. Liz Doherty, is offered in partnership with I Teach Trad and certified by the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Recognised by the DES for EPV purposes.

Register using this link

For full details contact liz@iteachtrad.com

10am - 2.30pm, Mon 8th to Fri 12th July, St Joseph's Secondary School, Spanish Point.

WHISTLE & DANCE IN THE PRIMARY CLASSROOM

EPV approved course - register on the summer school's online registration page here

For full details contact lorraineoloughlin@gmail.com

10am - 2.30pm, Mon 8th to Fri 12th July, St Joseph's Secondary School, Spanish Point.

CONVERSATIONAL IRISH (beginners, intermediate, advanced) Classes: 2pm - 3pm National School, Mullagh Road, Miltown Malbay.

Summer School Venues Map

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1. Community Centre, Miltown Malbay.

2. West Clare Resource Centre, Ballard Road.

3. National School, Miltown Malbay.

4. The Mill Marquee, GAA Grounds, Miltown Malbay.

5. GAA Club House, Miltown Malbay.

6. Church of Ireland Community Centre, Spanish Point.

7. St. Joseph's Secondary School, Spanish Point.

8. Armada Hotel, Spanish Point.

9.  Spanish Point Golf Club.

10. Airfield, Spanish Point.

11. Quilty Tavern, Quilty.

12. GAA Club House, Quilty.

13. Quilty National School.

14. Mullagh Village.

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