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Scoil Samhraidh Scoil Acla Beo 2021


Monday 26th to Friday 30th July

Scoil Acla will once again go virtual in Summer 2021

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 since its relaunch in 1985 – up to 2020.

Tours &
Demonstrations

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!?

Local
Music Classes

Our local classes run right through Autumn, Winter and into Spring! At Scoil Acla, we believe in the proverb “M贸l an 脫ige agus t铆ochfaigh 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!

Summer
School

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
Comhaltas

Scoil Acla (CC脡) is a proud branch of Comhaltas Ceolt贸ir铆 脡ireann

Comhaltas Ceolt贸ir铆 脡ireann is the largest group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music.

We鈥檙e a non-profit cultural movement with hundreds of local branches around the world.

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We would love musicians to send clips of themselves playing tunes or singing a song to us as part of Fleadhfest, a virtual festival which will take place instead of Fleadh Cheoil na h脡ireann this year. So if you want to find out the best way to do this, take a look at our short video tutorial. Once you finish your recording, send it to the your County Board of Comhaltas via fileshare (WeTransfer or Dropbox preferably). The best of the clips we get will be included in programmes and compilations posted on the Fleadh Cheoil social media feeds as part of Fleadhfest, the first worldwide virtual traditional music festival. Visit https://www.fleadhfest.ie for more.

Irish Traditional Music Archive / Taisce Cheol D煤chais 脡ireann
Irish Music IrishCentral.com Comhaltas Irish Abroad TG4 The Journal of Music The Irish Post The Irish World Irish Around The World Irish Abroad
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Fleadh Cheoil
We would love musicians to send clips of themselves playing tunes or singing a song to us as part of Fleadhfest, a virtual festival which will take place instead of Fleadh Cheoil na h脡ireann this year. So if you want to find out the best way to do this, take a look at our short video tutorial. Once you finish your recording, send it to the your County Board of Comhaltas via fileshare (WeTransfer or Dropbox preferably). The best of the clips we get will be included in programmes and compilations posted on the Fleadh Cheoil social media feeds as part of Fleadhfest, the first worldwide virtual traditional music festival. Visit https://www.fleadhfest.ie for more.

Irish Traditional Music Archive / Taisce Cheol D煤chais 脡ireann
Irish Music IrishCentral.com Comhaltas Irish Abroad TG4 The Journal of Music The Irish Post The Irish World Irish Around The World Irish Abroad

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Sincere thank you to our funding agencies & partner organisations