||The classes cater for all levels
of musicianship –
from beginners to master classes
for the more advanced pupils.
"Traditional musicians don't say very much.
They talk a lot about the mysterious
and the magical – we're inclined to
hush it up, to talk through music
but there is need for more discussion.
We have a golden thread that can keep
us alive, something vital, if we don't
teachers, all from the locality, have a keen insight and
knowledge of the Sligo repertoire and technique of playing.
This is of prime importance in the preservation and development
of the Sligo style of music, while at the same time allowing
students to experience a broad cross section of traditional
There is an ambitious programme for the development
of the music curriculum to cover all aspects of the
traditional music, culture and heritage. It is
planned to create courses, which would be suitable for
accreditation for national and international third level
institutions ultimately to establish a third level educational
institution in south Sligo for the first time, setting
a precedent for the west of Ireland.
education programme is not confined to music alone.
It is envisaged that the school will play an important
role in the promotion and development of a Cultural
/ Arts related facility. A series of Irish language
courses will be conducted with special emphasis on the
spoken word. Workshops and seminars on writing,
painting and traditional crafts will be held and the
Centre will also host a variety of exhibitions.
In fact some of these initiatives have already begun
– take a look through our current
schedule of classes which range from banjo
playing to traditional singing. There is surely
something there which will catch your eye.