Looking for some of the finest traditional Irish music in Ireland over the holiday season?
Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair, Donegal is the place to be!
Ye Vagabonds | Bláth na hÓige | The Bonny Men | Lillis Ó Laoire | Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh | Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin | Grace Toland | Megan Nic Fhionnghaile | Gearóidín Breathnach | Rita Gallagher | Tara Connaghan | Rónán Galvin | Maitiú Ó Casaide | An Crann Óg | Ó Ghlúin Go Glúin Plus many more.
The festival will be opened on Wednesday, December 27th by local MasterChef, singer and musician, Brian Danny Minnie Ó Domhnaill, and will feature performances by local young musicians An Crann Óg and Ó Glúin Go Ghlúin from Belfast. The night will end with a giant welcoming session, all of which is free entry, so everyone is welcome!
Located in the breath-taking Gaeltacht region of North-West Donegal, Gaoth Dobhair will see a series of events with performances by renowned artists such as Ye Vagabonds, Bláth na hÓige, Lillis Ó Laoire, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin, and many more.
The festival will also include session trails for all levels, album launches, and workshops in music, song, and dance from some of the best performers. And don’t forget about the Annual New Year’s Eve Hooley, featuring the incredible Bonny Men, which will take place in Gaoth Dobhair’s stunning new premises, The Social.
If you’re interested in learning traditional Irish instruments, song, or dance, workshops will be held from December 28th to December 31st at Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, Na Doirí Beaga. The workshops will be led by some of the most respected musicians in the country, including acclaimed Uilleann Piper Maitiú Ó Casaide of the Bonny Men, Concertina players Lorraine O’Brien & Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Fiddlers Clare Friel of Altan, and Ciarán ó Maonaigh, Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich on accordion, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin on flute, sean-nós dancing with Edwina Guckian plus many more. Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh of Altan will also be leading a singing workshop, but it’s already sold out.
You can find full details of the workshops and book your place on www.scoilgheimhridh.com.
This year’s festival will be held at Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair, The Social Venue, and Teach Hiúdaí Beag. Foireann Scoil Gheimhridh is grateful for the support of its funders, including the Arts Council of Ireland, and its many sponsors. Their support is of great importance for the festival, which continues to grow and be a highlight of the traditional music calendar.
You can find full details of all events on www.scoilgheimhridh.com, where you can also purchase your tickets. Alternatively, you can call 074 956 0679 or email email@example.com for more information.Tags: