The Event Guide for Coleman Traditional Irish Music Centre

The Coleman Music Centre in Gurteen Co. Sligo hosts many concerts, sessions, plays, and competitions. The Centre prides itself in attracting many of the most influential and talented names in Traditional Irish Music. Buy your ticket for our shows today.

Traditional Music Exhibition

1st Jan - 20th Dec 2018

Audio Visual and exhibition of the history of traditional Irish Music...more details.

€5.00  €4.00

Sean Keane In Concert

29th September 2018 at 8.30pm

Seán Keane and his band will perform his unique blend of traditional Irish and contemporary folk music and song in the intimate setting of Coleman Music Centre, Gurteen on Saturday, September 29th at 8.30pm. Growing up in a family of singers and musicians, Seán learned the sean-nós style of singing from his mother and his aunts. Singing was his life, even in early childhood. By the time Seán reached his teens, he had collected thirteen All-Ireland medals in Fleadh Ceoil competitions. He was by then an accomplished whistle and flute player as well and had taken up the uilleann pipes and bodhrán. Seán Keane continues to delight audiences all over the world with his live performances and recorded work. When he joined his first group, `Shegui`, he had already served a long apprenticeship; after travelling throughout Europe with the band, he left to join `Reel Union`, a group which also featured sister Dolores and accordion player Máirtín O`Connor. Later, he was part of `Arcady`, with such well-known names as Johnny `Ringo` McDonagh, Sharon Shannon and Frances Black. All of his solo albums are platinum sellers and remain in constant demand. Six solo albums later, Seán Keane continues to delight audiences all over the world with his live performances and recorded work. He tours regularly with his band in Ireland, Austria, Germany, the US and Canada as well as appearing at major festivals world-wide....more details.


Evening Choral Recital

Friday Oct 5th at 8pm

Choral Evening Recital Our visiting Bernkastel German Chamber Choir and Sligo's Heart's Desire Choir will perform at The Coleman Music Centre on Oct 5th at 8pm. Dave Flynn is the Musical Director for Heart’s Desire choir and the Choir of Ages, with whom he appeared in a recent TV series on RTÉ. Dave also works as a guitar and vocal tutor with Music Generation Sligo and the Sligo School of Contemporary Music. ...more details.

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Comhaltas Concert Tour Of Ireland 2018

October 9th 2018 at 8.30pm

Comhaltas Tour of Ireland -This concert features some of Irelands finest musicians and singers including our own Sandra & Laura Ganley together with Sligo's Tom Gavin....more details.


Pilgrim St

20th October 2018 at 8.30pm

Pilgrim St Strongly influenced by Bluegrass, Old Time Country and Folk Music, and fusing this style with traditional folk songs from this side of the Atlantic, Pilgrim St bring a warm and lively atmosphere to venues around the country with their concerts. July 2015 saw the release of their debut E.P. Welcome to Pilgrim St, recorded live in a one day session in Crookedwood Studios, Slane, featuring the wide range of musical styles the band possess in five original songs. Band members include members of Navan bands Trigger and the Hitmen and The Great Simones: Peadar Farrelly ( Guitar, Vocals ), Singer/Songwriter Eugene Donegan ( Banjo, Vocals ), Eoin McDonnell ( Mandolin, Vocals ), Francis McGinn ( Bass ), Mark Lynch ( Dobro ), Brendan Kelly ( Accordion, Vocals ) and and Cathal McQuaid ( Fiddle ). For more information on this band go to details.

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Derek Ryan Acoustic Concert

Wednesday 31st October 2018

Derek Ryan has become Irish country music's golden boy with chart topping albums, self-written smash hit singles, box office busting live tours and of course – an army of faithful fans around the world. The roll call of success for the multi-talented Carlow man is long and much deserved. He has won countless accolades including Entertainer Of The Year, Album Of The Year and Best Live Performer. But he is perhaps proudest of the award winning recognition for his songwriting abilities at the Sunday World and Irish Country Music Awards. Derek has just announced his ‘Acoustic Concert Tour: Unplugged’ for his devoted fans, playing at many venues throughout Ireland where he hasn’t performed before. Derek is keen to let his music lead this tour and opted for unique venues for this intimate laid back tour. Derek has reached a pinnacle point in his career with his songwriting taking centre stage. He will peel everything back and focus on the storytelling in his lyrics. This will be a casual encounter with more interaction from fans in a calm and intimate setting; it is a time to celebrate the music with musician Ray McLoughlin. Doors Open 7pm, Show commences at 8pm....more details.


Michel English in Concert

Sunday, Dec 2nd 2018

The Coleman Music Centre, is delighted to announce that Michael English and his band will perform in concert in St.Patrick's Church, Gurteen on Sunday evening December 2nd at 8pm. ...more details.


Frances Black & Kieran Goss in Concert

Sat 30th Dec 2018 at 8.30pm

Frances Black & Kieran Goss – Reunion Tour Since the days of their partnership, both Frances and Kieran have enjoyed huge international success in their respective solo careers, but it was the inspired pairing of these two unique talents as a duo in the early nineties that first caught the imagination of the Irish public. Last year's tour not only sold out venues all around the country, it also showed that the duo hadn't lost any of their magic. Kieran explains: "It had been a long time since we worked together and we were both nervous, but from the very first song of the first show we knew we had made the right decision. The audience sang every song with us; it was like a meeting up of old friends and both Frances and I loved every minute of it. We're delighted to be given this opportunity of playing more shows together. We may even turn it into an annual event!"...more details.