The Traditional Irish Music course in Drumshanbo is holding its ninth annual charity concert of Irish Music Song and Dance on Friday 6th March at 8pm at the Mayflower Community Centre, Drumshanbo,
This year’s concert is titled “Jimmy’s Other Hall” and is inspired by local activist Jimmy Gralton, who remains the only Irish citizen to be deported by the state. Jimmy’s story was recently depicted in a Ken Loach film entitled “Jimmy’s Hall”. The charities benefitting this year from the fundraising efforts of the students are; S.T.O.P Suicide, (Drumkeerin), St Ciaran’s Services (Respite & Day Care), Carrick-On-Shannon, The Men’s Shed, Carrick on Shannon and Leitrim Animal Welfare Centre, (Drumkeerin). Last year’s concert, ‘Ceol sa Chistin’ raised €2400 for four local charities. Once again, the event will be supported by the skills of the Sound Engineering Course participants under the guidance of Mr. Liam Cunningham.
The FETAC-accredited PLC course in Traditional Irish Music is now in its 17th year and is provided by the Drumshanbo College of Further Education. Participants of the course get the opportunity to learn to play Irish music, pick up a new instrument and learn about the history and folklore of Irish traditional music, song and dance. Modules of the course include; Music Theory and Practice, Irish Traditional Music, Music Performance, Event Production, Communications, Music Industry Studies and Work Experience.
Tickets are only €5 (Under 12s free) and every ticket will be entered into a €100 door prize. A raffle will also be held on the night.