JULY 15th-22nd 2018
Will you sit back awhile
'til I sing you a song
T'is not very short
or it's not very long;
It's about the Fleadh Cheoil
down in Ennis you see
So to me will you pay
Munster Fleadh Concerts
Featuring concerts with the Kilfenora Céilí Band, Téada, Clare Trad Youth Orchestra and Ceol na mBan
Sean-nós Dancing Workshop
Robert Kelly will tutor the Fleadh Sean-Nós dancing workshop
Slide and Polka Workshop
Niamh Ní Charra will tutor this years Slide and Polka workshop
Get Your Act Together
Entries are now being invited from groups for this year's Fleadh Street Entertainment competition
Friday, July 20th 2018 - Scoil Fonn & Amhrán na Mumhan
(Workshop only open to Scholarship Winners in the six County Fleadhanna)
In 1982 Comhairle na Mumhan initiated Scoil Fonn & Amhrán in response to the concern being expressed at that time about the quality of air playing, narrow repertoire of singers and musicians, all numbers participating in slow air playing and singing competitions, and the over emphasis on reel and jigs, etc. at sessions and classes to the apparent detriment of our airs. This year in Cork City we have pleasure in continuing the success of Scoil Fonn & Amhrán.
Again we continue with the County and Provincial format. of Scoil Fonn & Amhrán. So as to make the slow air playing and singing workshops more available to participants, each County has been asked to organise (with help from Comhairle na Mumhan) a one day Scoil Fonn & Amhrán prior to Fleadhanna.
These will be followed by the Munster Scoil Fonn & Amhrán – an intensive one day series of workshops on slow air playing, and singing. Scholarships have been extended to include the third prize-winner in the relevant competitions at each Co. Fleadh this year. There is now a greater awareness of the importance of slow airs because of the increased popularity of the S.C.T. traditional music exams.
1. To illustrate the connection between airs and songs.
2. To improve playing techniques
3. Stair na nAmhrán a leiriú, bunús staire, aisling, grá tíre,
4. Dlúth bhaint idir an teanga, na hamhráin agus na foinn mhalla a fhorbhairt.
5. To re-awaken an awareness of our vast repertoire of songs and airs.
CONFINED TO SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS (residents in Munster)
Scholarship Holders receive:
One Day Tuition at Master Class
Lunch on Friday
Registration Fee €10.00 (non refundable)
Places are not guaranteed to late applicants.
This year's Scoil Fonn & Amhrán will commence on Friday July 20th 2018 in St Flannan's College
Registration: 9.45 a.m. and workshop will conclude at 4p.m.
The annual Slide and Polka Workshop in conjunction with Fleadh na Mumhan will take place on Friday, July 20th from 10am-4pm in St Flannan's College tutored by well-known Sliabh Luachra musician Niamh Ní Charra.
Niamh Ní Charra hails from Killarney, County Kerry in the south west of Ireland. Strongly influenced by the wealth of local Sliabh Luachra musicians, she started playing music at the early age of 4, under the tutelage of renowned local musician Nicky McAuliffe. A multiple award winner on both fiddle and concertina, she toured from 1998 to 2006 as a soloist with Riverdance, before returning to Ireland where she is now based. Most recently she was awarded “Female Musician of the Year 2014″ in the Live Ireland Music Awards, compiled by respected and renowned industry critic Bill Margeson. Her latest album “Cuz”, featuring many top class guest musicians, received great critical acclaim including “Instrumental Album of the Year”
Don't miss this great opportunity to improve your repertoire of polkas and slides and to learn from a master of the Sliabh Luachra tradition!
€2 online booking fee applies