Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh i mBaile an Fheirtéaraigh

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West Kerry musician, Brenndán Ó Beaglaoich is one of the organisers of this week’s Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh i mBaile an Fheirtéaraigh. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Tá Féile Ceoil thraidisiúnta i mBaile an Fheirtéaraigh, i gCorca Dhuibhne, Co. Chiarraí i mí Feabhra gach blian ina mbíonn ceardlanna ceoil agus amhránaiochta, ceolchoirmeacha, léacht, seisiúin, siúlóid, ciorcal comhrá, agus go leor eile.

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh is a five-day Traditional Music School paying particular attention to the music, style and of the Corca Dhuibhne peninsula here in Co. Kerry on the very Wild Atlantic Way.
Scoil Cheoil 2016 will run from this Wednesday, February17th to Sunday 21st.
“We hold about 25 classes in a wide range of instruments as well as in sean-nós singing workshops and a sean-nós dance workshop,” said co-organiser Níamh Ní Bhaoill.

Aspect of our Tradition
“Over the five days there are concerts, sessions, singers’ nights, recitals, a pupils’ concert, guided walk, and all sorts of other events based on various aspects of our tradition.

Concerts will feature performances from many musicians including Paddy and Kevin Glacken, Dermot Byrne, Florian Blanke, Róisín Ní Mhainín, Aoife and Deirdre Granville, Noel Battle and Róisín Broderick, Paul McGrattan and Clare Egan.

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Richness of the Irish Language

“Coming to Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh not only gives people the opportunity to get a taste of the local music and song, but it gives people a chance to experience the richness of the Irish language here in the heart of the Kerry Gaeltacht.

Practice their Cúpla Focal
“People have the opportunity to attend a ‘ciorcal comhrá’ (conversation circle) where they can practice their cúpla focal, and for those whose ambitions lie further afield, we have classes in Gáidhlig (Scotts Gaelic).

A Small Village
“We are also delighted to have the opportunity to invite musicians from all over Ireland to come to Scoil Cheoil to take part in teaching classes and performing at concerts and recitals.
“Baile an Fheirtéaraigh is a small village with a great energy and a huge enthusiasm for music and is a great place to spend a few days enjoying the music and the company. Ag súil le sibh a fheiscint! – arsa Niamh agus Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich.