CUL­TURE CLASS

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - Peter Craw­ley

IS­LAND SUMMER SCHOOL Scoil Acla Achill Is­land scoila­cla.ie

This week-long summer school em­braces not just tra­di­tional mu­sic, but many things cul­tural, in­clud­ing cre­ative writ­ing cour­ses and Ir­ish lan­guage classes where the em­pha­sis is on the Achill di­alect. Mu­sic tu­tors in­clude harpist Laoise Kelly and con­certina player Jac­que­line McCarthy, as well as piper Mick O’Brien and many others. Con­certina player Edel Fox is this year’s mu­si­cian in res­i­dence, so there will be a healthy em­pha­sis on the mu­sic of Clare this year. St Thomas’s Church in Dú Ghoirt will host the week­end’s head­line mu­sic recital where all of the mu­si­cians de­liv­er­ing work­shops will per­form, along with many lo­cals. Is­land life at its best.

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