Residential and Summer Courses

This is the current list of residential and summer courses for young instrumentalists in Ireland during the summer in 2021.

If we have missed your course, or the details are not correct, please send it the information to info@iayo.ie.

Ceol na Mara

Now in it’s 14th year, this is a non residential course designed with families in mind. In addition to the classes featuring both classical and traditional music, the location gives everyone time to enjoy the beautiful Connemara countryside.

Ceol na Mara Junior/Junior Plus

Ceol na Mara Intermediate/Advanced

Dates for 2021 TBC

Venue: Kylemore Abbey, Connemara.

W: www.ceolnamara.ie

E: oonagh.keogh@ceolnamara.ie

T: +353 86 266 8428

ConCorda Chamber Music Course

ConCorda is an exciting international chamber music course for young string musicians supported by the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras, the Irish Chamber Orchestra and The Arts Council.

Date: 25 July – 2 August 2021

Venue: Newtown School, Waterford. (www.newtownschool.ie)

W: www.concorda.ie

E: info@iayo.ie

T: +353 21 421 5185

Donegal Summer School of Music

Please note that due to building works in Loreto Letterkenny, they have relocated to Errigal College this year.

Now in its 21st year, the Summer School is an ideal way to explore the world of music. Classes can be enjoyed by students who already take music lessons and also by keen newcomers.

Dates for 2021 TBC

Venue: Errigal College, Letterkenny.

W: www.donegalsummerschoolofmusic.org

E: info.dssm07@gmail.com

T: +353 86 664 9954

Dublin Youth Orchestras Chamber Music Courses

The DYO Chamber Music Summer Courses are designed for young musicians (from age 9 to 18) with some experience in orchestra and chamber music and also for those who are completely new to ensemble playing.

Senior Course

Dates for 2021 TBC

Junior Course

Dates for 2021 TBC

Venue: King’s Hospital School, Palmerstown, Co Dublin

W: www.dyo.ie

E: courses@dyo.ie

T: +353 83 344 7293

IAYO Chamber Music Workshops

Dates: TBC

W: www.iayo.ie

E: info@iayo.ie

T: +353 21 421 5185

Irish Youth Wind Ensemble

The group meets once every year for a week-long residential course.

Dates for 2021 TBC

Venue: University of Limerick.

W: www.iywe.ie

E: info@iywe.ie

T: +353 21 421 5185

National Youth Orchestra of Ireland

W: www.nyoi.ie

E: info@nyoi.ie

T: +353 1 616 9642

OURchestra

This summer’s programme includes orchestral playing, chamber music & trad. Summer fun for all, with home cooked food and campfires.

Summer Camp 2021

Dates for 2021 TBC

Venue: Esker, Athenry, County Galway.

W: coole-music.com

E: ourchestra.esker@gmail.com

St Agnes’ Community Centre for Music & the Arts Summer Strings 2021

Summer Strings 2021 will take place (mainly online) from Monday, 28 June – Friday, 2 July with Cormac Ó hAodáin and there will be a final concert on Zoom on 2 July at 8pm. This course is open to secondary school students and adults.

Dates: Monday, 28 June – Friday, 2 July

Venue: Online

E: stagnesmusiccrumlin@gmail.com