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 2017

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

€5.00  €4.00
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Kieran Quinn, Seamie O'Dowd & John Joe Kelly

Saturday, 14th April at 8.30pm

Seamie O'Dowd, John Joe Kelly and Kieran Quinn have been carefully crafting their own sound for over three years now. Formed with the intention of exploring the links between traditional Irish music and jazz, the group has developed into one of the most innovative and fresh-sounding in Ireland. Three skilled musicians in their own right, none of whom are in any way daunted by changing genres with a moment’s notice, they have combined to produce a powerful, exciting and compelling musical force. In this show they will be showcasing new and original songs and tunes from their recently released debut album, as well as their own take on some of the country’s best known melodies. ...more details.


The Launch of the Coleman Archive CD Volume 4

Sat 21st April at 8.30pm

The Coleman Music Centre, Gurteen is delighted to announce the launch of our latest CD for The Coleman Archive titled “The Past is Another Tune”, produced by Gregory Daly. On the night it will be officially launched by Joe Beirne on Saturday April 21st at 8.30pm. This is the fourth CD collection in a series of archive recordings from the Coleman Heritage Centre having the general title THE COLEMAN ARCHIVE. As in the previous collections (vols. 1, 2 and 3), the musicians and singers come mainly from the south Sligo locality, but also include performers from the neighbouring counties of Mayo, Roscommon and Leitrim. The present collection features some individuals who, although lovingly remembered by those who heard them, would surely be among the many local musicians of the past whom time has silenced, had not these recordings been made. Adm: Free...more details.


Declan Folan & Guests in Concert

Saturday, May 12th at 8.30pm

Former All Ireland champion Declan Folan will launch his Cd on Saturday, May 12th at 8.30pm in the Coleman Centre, Gurteen. Declan was very fortunate to learn from such high profile teachers Fred Finn, Peter Horan, Joe O'Dowd, Paddy Ryan, Pat Sweeney, Philip Duffy, PJ Hernon, Johnny Henry, Andy Davey and Ben Lennon. He's recognised as one of the finest exponents of the Sligo fiddling style. He has been enjoying worldwide acclaim as a concert artist as well as a session musician. Declan is launching his debut album and will be playing tunes associated with this region. He will be joined on stage by PJ Hernon (Accordion), Damien Stenson (flute), Shane McGowan (guitar), and many more. This concert is a must for traditional music lovers....more details.


Oisín MacDiarmada, Samantha Harvey & Daithí Gormley in concert

9th June 2018 at 8.30pm

Oisín MacDiarmada, Samantha Harvey & Daithí Gormley in concert...more details.


Pete Higgins in concert

Saturday 16th June at 8.30pm

Pete Higgins writes music because he has to. Once a melody materialises in his head, he has to capture it and mould it or it will consume his thoughts for the entire day. The results of this constant melodic moulding can be heard in his debut single ‘Circadian Rhythm & Blues’ - the title track from his forthcoming debut album due for release on March 23rd. A native of Boyle, Co. Roscommon and now based in Galway city, Pete has written music as long as he has been able to play music. His songs are rooted in an acoustic foundation and build in layers to create a sound that serves the melody. Lyrical inspiration is derived from the always present and ever changing Atlantic Ocean - “I see the ocean every day from my bedroom window and it changes colour and texture continuously, it’s ebbs and flows always remind me of the ups and downs of modern day life”. The daily strive to be a well-adjusted adult in today’s world also plays a large role in his lyrics. “So many songs have been written about love - the only way to not add to the many clichés out there is to speak honestly” ...more details.


Shaskeen in Concert

23rd June 2018 at 8.30pm

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Dave Munnelly Trio in concert

2nd August 2018 at 8.30pm

Dave Munnelly Trio in concert...more details.


Fr. James McDonagh & Friends in Concert

2nd September 2018 at 8.00pm

Fr. James McDonagh with family & friends in concert. A night not to be missed! Early booking advisable...more details.


Men Of The West - Stephen Doherty, David Doocey & Pat Coyne

Sat 15th September 2018 at 8.30pm

Men Of The West - As the names suggests, this trio hail from the west. Pat Coyne from Maam valley in Connemara, is a driving force on guitar and renowned for his powerful songs, singing a mix of ballads and songs from across the Atlantic. Stephen Doherty and David Doocey hail from Foxford, in Co. Mayo. Both have numerous All Ireland titles to their name. Stephen brings Accordion, Flute and Whistle to the group whilst David features on Fiddle and Concertina. All three are full time members of renowned singer Sean Keane’s band, and have toured with various groups and productions to over twenty five countries in the last fifteen years as professional musicians. Men Of The West delivers a mix of high energy tunes in a traditional and contemporary style mixed with dynamic songs and airs....more details.