Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh is back, bigger and better and packed to the rafters with music events for all ages and interests. Events take place around Ballyferriter in the Dingle Peninsula and things kick off on Wednesday Feb 22nd and continue through to Sunday the 26th. The major draws are the classes and the 3 major concerts. Classes take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 1pm. If you haven’t booked your place yet contact moc.lioehcliocs@saloe or 087 3559938 to keep a place.
On Friday night, in Ionad an Bhlascaoid, they will celebrate the pipes in a specially curated concert featuring pipers from three traditions with Cillian Ó Briain, Maitiú Ó Casaide and Pepín de Munhalen fom Asturius in Northern Spain and Merike Perbatis from Estonia on Torupill. Each of the pipers will share from their own traditions and styles. This concert also includes a special appearance by young local pianist Ava Ní Dhufaigh.
Saturday offers a fantastic line up for this year’s big concert. Seán Ryan, Conor Keane, Máire Breatnach, Steve Cooney, amhránaithe Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Paul Dooley, Doireann Glackin, Iarfhlaith O’Donell, Karoliina Kreintaal & Merike Paberits, Pepín de Munhalen.
Tickets are available at the information desk in Óstán Ceann Sibéal from Thursday the 23rd.
Scoil cheoil an earraigh is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Ealaíon na Gaelachta, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Foras na Gaeilge, IMRO, Fáilte Ireland, Comhairle Condae Chiarraí and RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta.