Ceol Chairlinn 2011


Ceol Chairlinn, organised by Carlingford Community Development, as part of the Carlingford Lough Youth Peace Project (CLYPP) takes place from February 3rd – 6th, 2011.

Tuition remains the focus of the work of the weekend, with an expert panel of tutors attending Ceol Chairlinn.   The confirmed tutors attending Ceol Chairlinn are as follows:

  • Harp: Laoise Kelly
  • Pipes: John McSherry
  • Fiddle: Dónal O’Connor, Gerry O’Connor & Ciara McCrickard
  • Whistle: Francie McIlduff
  • Banjo: Steve Dunne
  • Button Accordion: Martin Donohue
  • Flute: Dave Sheridan
  • Guitar/Bouzouki accompaniment: Michael McCauge
  • Sean Nós Singing: Patricia Flynn
  • Set & Sean Nós Dancing: Kathleen & Michael McGlynn

Ceol Chairlinn Classes

Registration takes place at 9am Saturday 5th February in St Oliver’s School Carlingford (adjacent to the Foy Centre Carlingford)

Admission: Tuition prices have been reduced.

(1) Individual Adult Ticket:  €50 / €45 (concessions) (unwaged, student, disability pension)
(2) Youth & Children aged under 25yrs: €40
(3) Family Ticket 2 or more family members €80

Tuition ticket includes free entry into Saturday night concert.

Ceol Chairlinn Concerts

Friday Night 4th February

Launch of Steve Dunne CD, followed by the CLYPP Band (Carlingford Lough Youth Peace Project) Also featuring: Frode & Friends from the University of Telemark.

Venue: Carlingford Heritage Centre Carlingford
Time: Doors open at 8.00 pmAdmission: €10 /€8 (concession)

Saturday Night Concert 5th February

At First Light with: Gerry O’Connor Dave Sheridan, Laoise Kelly & Martin Donoghue and Family. Accompaniment by Martin McCague.

Venue: The Foy Centre, Dundalk Street, Carlingford, Co. Louth
Time: Doors open 8.30pm
Admission: €12 / €10 (concessions)

Set & Sean Nós Dancing

Once again there will be set and Sean Nós Dance workshop with Kathleen & Micheal McGlynn. The workshop takes place on Saturday 5th Feb 2-5pm in the Foy Centre, Carlingford

Admission: €5.00

Also on Saturday Gerry O’Connor will be in conversation with Dr. Fintan Vallely.  Dr Vallely served as Editor, on the excellent Companion to Irish Traditional Music (2011) and is a Lecturer in Traditional Music Studies at Dundalk Institute of Technology.Dr. Vallely is also a renowned flute player, singer and musicologist. This is a free event and takes place in the Foy Centre at 5.30 pm.

Schools Programme (February 3rd & 4th)

Patricia Flynn, the renowned Armagh sean nós singer will be working with children from both sides of Carlingford Lough demonstrating her extensive repertoire of oriel songs.

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