Sliabh Luachra Summer School 2017

Taking place in July and August 2017


The emphasis will be on the Curtin and Leahy manuscripts. These recently discovered manuscripts from the Rockchapel area date from the 18th and 19th centuries, gives us an historically important glimpse into an older layer of Sliabh Luachra music. It is one which predates the quadrille-based polkas and slides which now characterise the music of this region on the border of counties Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

The manuscripts contain a mixture of reels, jigs, hornpipes, slow airs and other interesting pieces. Also revealing of the richness of the music of the region at the time of the manuscript’s compilation are the elaborate slow airs it contains.

You can listen to some of the pieces by clicking here.

Seisiún every Tuesday at 8:30pm

Throughout July and August

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Master Classes Directed by Nicky McAuliffe

10th July – 14th July


10am – 2pm

fee €40

Sean Nòs Dancing Workshops for Beginners with Maurice O’Keeffe

Monday 10th July – Friday 14th July


2:30pm – 6pm

fee €40 (concessions for families)

Private tuition is also available.

Solo Traditional Step Dancing Workshops

Monday 17th – Friday 21st July

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Summer Camp for Children 6 – 16 years

24th July to 4th August


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Get in touch to book a place

If you are interested in attending any of these classes please get in touch 087 2205566 or email

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