Ceol Na Mara Summer School for Strings 2019

Ceol na Mara Summer School for Strings returns for its 12th year to the beautiful Kylemore Abbey, County Galway from 21 – 26 July.

Ceol na Mara is a non-residential course designed with families in mind. All ages are welcome from children to teenagers and adults who play strings. They can also include some wind players on request. In addition to the classes featuring both classical and traditional music, there is also a little jazz and blues.

Under the expert guidance of Artistic Director, Oonagh Keogh, and her internationally renowned team, you can explore music in the context of chamber groups. This year’s team of tutors includes Malachy Robinson (double bass), Annette Cleary (cello), Gerald Peregrine (cello), Lisa Grosman (viola), Anita Vedres (violin), and Odhrán Ó Casaide (violin).

Ceol Na Mara has summer school courses to suit everyone from very junior players to advanced 3rd level students. They also welcome adult amateur musicians.

The Festival will take place in Kylemore Abbey and the location gives everyone time to enjoy the beautiful Connemara countryside. There are also walks to go on, quizzes to play and get-togethers that make the weekend fun! Although the course is non-residential, local accommodation recommendations can be given on request.

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