The Rockchapel Comhaltas Sliabh Luachra Summer School in Bruach Na Carraige, Rockchapel will run from August 3rd to 8th.
Master classes will be directed by Nicky McAuliffe who is a leading authority on traditional Irish music.
Nicky will focus on the recently discovered traditional music manuscripts in the National Traditional Music Archives in Dublin and in Elsberry, Missouri, in the United States.
This includes music dating back to the end of the 1700s.
These manuscripts came from Dan Curtin, his son Dave Dan Curtin, of Stagmount, Rockchapel and from Dave Leahy of Secandgloss, Mountcollins who died in 1907.
There will also be workshops for traditional step dancing and Sean Nós dancing in the afternoons and these will be directed by Maurice O’Keeffe.
The usual seisiun will be on the Tuesday night and on Thursday night the focus will be on songs from Sliabh Luachra. From Friday on all there will be plenty of the best of music at the Scully Fest in Scully’s in Newmarket.
If Sliabh Luachra dance, discussion, music and song is of interest to you – and it is to an ever increasing circle on a world-wide basis – then Bruach Na Carraige in Rockchapel from August 3rd to 8th is the place to be.
For further information call 087-22 05 566 or e-mail bruachnacarraige@Hotmail.com