Traditional Irish Music Workshop 2014

 Coláiste Choilm, Tullamore was filled with the sound of music, song and laughter on  Saturday the 26th eighty one musicians and singers came together to attend our Traditional Irish Music Workshop.

IMG_1261Tutors_HiRes_Crop_1800x985pixOur Tutors in action

We would like to thank all the personnel involved in the preparation and operation of our hugely successful Workshop. We would also like to thank all the parents who are constantly ferrying their children to and from music lessons, practices, events, etc, both on the day but also on very many other days and they are the reason why we have such a strong tradition of Irish music which is of a really high standard in the midlands and this was very evident on Saturday. Together with many local musicians we had students come from places like Carlow, Kildare, Westmeath, just to name a few of the counties represented.
The workshops culminated with a group Seisiún which took place in the canteen area of the school where our tutors initially displayed their talents as a group and then all our students were invited to join in thus transforming the canteen area of the school into a lively music hall much to the delight of many parents and friends who came to listen.



David from Foxfort, Co.Mayo, has won several awards including All-Ireland medals on the fiddle and also the first ever World Fleadh fiddle championship in 2005. He has also achieved the Feile Oriel trophy, an award previously held by Tommy Peoples. David has shared the stage with likes of Michael McGoldrick, Martin Hayes, Dermot Byrne and Sharon Shannon. for more info



Hailing from the West OF Ireland, Kieran is one of the founding member’s of the David Munnelly Band. Much sought after as a performer a teacher and a University lecturer; Kieran has held posts and tutored in institutes such as University of Limerick and Dublin College University.



Gavin Whelan is widely regarded as one of the finest exponents of the tin whistle in Ireland today. Gavin was a founding member of Dal Riada.
Gavin is very well known for the workshops he teaches at the Feakle Festival Co. Clare, Willie Clancy Summer School, Skerries Irish Music Festival and The Joe Mooney Summer School Drumshambo, Co.Letrim. for more info



Dublin born Claire Sherry is an accomplished banjo player with All Ireland and Leinster titles.
Claire is a highly regarded and sought after music teacher throughout Ireland.
Claire has performed all over the world with many well-established musicians. for more info



Daoiri is a folk singer from Dublin who is a graduate of the Ceoltoir Higher National Diploma in Traditional Music Performance course. Daoiri has more recently won the senior All-Ireland singing competition in Derry.  for more info



Kieran hails from Enniskillen, Co.Fermanagh. Kieran was the 2011 All-Ireland senior Bodhrán champion. He was also a member of the Echoes of Erin tour group who toured Britain and North America. Kieran is now studying Orchestral Percussion, Tampani and Jazz in London.



Darren hails from Lisnaskea, Co.Fermanagh and is a former All – Ireland Champion on the button accordion. Darren is a very well established music teacher and a very sought after performer.



Greta Curtain Hails from Brosna Co.Kerry and has been playing music from a very early age. Being a resident tutor in Killarney School of Music, Greta is very experienced in teaching people of all ages.


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