Summer School For Strings in Connemara

2017 is Ceol na Mara's 10th anniversary! The Festival will take place in Kylemore Abbey from Sunday the 23rd July to Friday the 28th July.

Ceol na Mara 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.

"Of course the music is to the forefront as it should be, but it is the holistic nature of the whole event that brings us back. It is good for the soul. We are already looking forward to next year. "
Aoife Rochford, Co Mayo

Summer School

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

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The Festival

A Festival for all the family

Ceol Na Mara is more than a summer school for music, it is a festival with extra events for families.  This year’s activities will include a family quiz, a culture night and some surprises!. 

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Ceol Na Mara is fortunate to have some of the most highly experienced musicians and teachers in the country with members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra and teachers from the RIAM and DIT included on the staff.

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Our summer school takes place in Connemara (Kylemore Abbey), one of the most scenic locations in Ireland. Further information on how to get here and options for places to stay are included here. 

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