Researchers and historically-informed performers share their knowledge and expertise with you in accessible, illustrated talks on diverse subjects relevant to historical Gaelic music: history, the surviving instruments, evidence of how the early Irish harpers performed, and much more.
Interactive events on a wide variety of subjects – many hands-on – led by expert researchers and players, helping you to learn and develop your understanding, expertise and skills.
These relaxed, interview-style sessions allow you to listen to, and question, recognised master musicians in the living Gaelic tradition. Listening to their embedded knowledge and style, often honed over generations in a family, will hopefully help you to make your own music sound more authentically Gaelic.
Join your fellow in-person festival goers in Kilkenny for social tea breaks – the heart of our festival where you can relax, chat, and share ideas, meeting Scoil 'family' or new friends. If you are participating online, join Scoil festival goers from around the world in our dedicated Zoom Tea Room for two tea breaks each day plus a dedicated end-of-day social hour for our online festival goers.
Beginner+ to professional level. Develop your practical expertise and your artistic skills with some of the world’s best-known tutors in the field. Join one of four simultaneous LIVE sessions, and access videos of all the others from August to December 2022. All kinds of harps welcome!
A festival service to connect you to expert, international tutors for one-to-one coaching, tailored to your exact needs and wishes, at a time to suit you. Suitable for Beginner+ to professional players. Click on 'One-to-one Coaching' in the navigation bar at the top of the page to learn more.
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Scoil na gCláirseach is proud to be supported by the Festival Investment Scheme of An Chomhairle Ealaíon / The Arts Council of Ireland.
This project is funded by the Kilkenny Creative Ireland Programme 2022.