Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Irish Music Holidays in West County Clare

The OnlineAcademy of Irish Music (OAIM) is now offering music holidays where participants will learn from acclaimed musicians in County Clare, Ireland – an area renowned for its traditional music and culture.

These OAIM Irish Music retreats take place in the small village of Liscannor on the West coast of Ireland and consist of daily group workshops, masterclasses, sessions and concerts.  Time is also set aside for relaxation, sightseeing and other activities.

The dates for the three summer retreats are:
Flute Retreat: June 30th - July 4th, with tutors Kevin Crawford, Niall Keegan and Kirsten Allstaff.
Fiddle Retreat: July 14th - 18th, with tutors Tola Custy, Katie Boyle and Yvonne Casey.
Concertina Retreat: August 4th - 8th, with tutors Ernestine Healy, Tim Collins and Edel Fox.

There’s a maximum of 14 people per retreat, so booking early is recommended.  More details of tuition, pricing and itineraries can be found at  OAIM also offers ongoing video tutorials for a wide variety of Irish traditional instruments, available online to those who sign up and pay a monthly fee.

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