South Sligo Summer School of Traditional Music, Song and Dance
Various venues, Tubbercurry until July 14 ssssschool.org
The Swallows Tail Céilí Band opens the 31st Summer School tonight, after which will follow a series of concerts, workshops and recitals. Tomorrow, Foxford fiddle player John McHugh will be honoured at a tribute concert, with a grand finale concert on Friday featuring tutors Liam O’Connor, master flute player from Dublin, as well as piper Leonard Barry, Angelina Carberry and Derek Hickey. This summer school epitomises what traditional music is all about: the open-hearted sharing of tunes, songs and steps between musicians, singers and dancers.