The Drumshanbo traditional Irish music course was established in 1997.
The annual charity concert of the Drumshanbo traditional Irish music course will be held in the Mayflower community centre, Drumshanbo on Friday, March 8 at 8pm.
‘Cairde le Chéile’ (Among Friends) is the theme of this year’s concert, inspired by a tune composed by the legendary John Sheahan of the Dubliners and further inspiration comes from the friendships developed on the music course as well as the great friendliness expressed each year by the local community who continue to support this charity fund raising event.
The evening will be organised and performed by the students of the course and all proceeds will be shared equally among three charities; the local branch of St Vincent de Paul, STOP Suicide and the Music course instrument fund.
The SVP and STOP are well known in this region for their trojan work for people in need of physical, financial, emotional and psychological support.
The Drumshanbo traditional Irish music course was established in 1997 and is the only course of it’s kind in the country, providing an introduction to the traditional arts at QQI Level 5.
Students study modules in irish music, music theory, music performance, event production, sound engineering, music technology, music industry studies, word processing and communications.
Students are encouraged to learn an instrument of their choice and to practice every day, a core element of the course being the transmission of Irish music in the traditional manner - by ear.
The annual charity concert is one of the highlights of the year and provides an ideal opportunity for students to showcase the tunes, songs and dances that they have been working on throughout the year.
Tickets are €7 and can be bought at the door on the night with U-12s going free. There is a door prize of €100 and there will also be a raffle during the interval with prizes sponsored by local businesses.
Your attendance and support would be greatly appreciated!