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A Celebration of
Achill’s Pipe Bands
Óstán Oileán Acla – Saturday 1st of April 2023
Tickets €20 – Doors open 7.30pm
by John Twin McNamara
Scoil Samhraidh 2023
Summer School 2023
Dé Sathairn 24ú Iúil – Dé Sathairn 29ú Iúil
Saturday 24th July – Saturday 29th July
Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo
6,7 & 8th May | 6ú, 7ú & 8ú Bealtaine
TRY THE PIPES!
Dé Sathairn 12ú Feabhra 2022
Saturday 12th February 2022
Lower Achill Community Hall, Keel from 13:00 to 15:00
What we do…
Scoil Acla as an organisation promotes traditional arts and supports artists throughout the year on Achill Island, Co. Mayo. The highlight of the year is our Annual Summer School which takes place for a week in July and attracts hundreds of students, tutors and artists to Achill. The very first Summer School was established 1910, and the event has been run by our voluntary committee every year in Achill since its relaunch in 1985 – up to 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic forced the summer school to adapt and move online for two years.
Are you a tour group, school or college? Would you like to learn all about Irish Traditional music in a fun and relaxed setting in one of the most beautiful places on earth? – Scoil Acla has you covered! We have given lectures on local history, our musical culture and how musical instruments are made!
Why not Contact us to enquire today!?
Our local classes run right through Autumn, Winter and into Spring! At Scoil Acla, we believe in the proverb “Mól an Óige agus tíochfaigh siad”. We are proud to have taught hundreds of locals over the years on a variety of different instruments from the Tin whistle, to the concertina, guitar and Accordion – open to adults & children!
Our annual summer school is undoubtedly the highlight of the year for Scoil Acla. Learn from some of Ireland’s top musicians, take part in a session, learn some art, a bit of Gaeilge or attend one of the many concerts and recitals! There’s something for everyone! – All whilst enjoying the splendour of Achill Island!
A Branch of
Scoil Acla (CCÉ) is a proud branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is the largest group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music.
We’re a non-profit cultural movement with hundreds of local branches around the world.