Summer Camps 2014

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Workshops in Harp, Uilleann Pipes, Fiddle, Concertina, Bodhran, Accordian, Flute

3 day camp with workshops in fiddle, bodhran, harp, uilleann pipes, concertina, flute and accordion with top-notch traditional musicians. The Summer School will culminate with a student concert on Thursday 3 of July and will include masterclasses with the amazing Scottish Musicians, Caitriona McCay (Harp) and Christ Stout (fiddle). Catriona McCay and Christ Stout will return to Portlaoise in September to perform with Seamus Begley as part of a Music Network tour. Senior Trad Camp participants will also get an opportunity to take part in bodhran workshops with Robbie Walsh of the ‘Bodhran Buzz’ – bodhrans will be supplied!

Fee 50                 Age 8 upwards / Adults welcome                        Times: 11am-1pm, 1:30pm-3:30pm Daily

Venue: Portlaoise Youth Education Centre, Railway Street, Portlaoise (former Portlaoise Educate Together premises)


 1-3 July, JUNIOR TRAD CAMP (for beginners)

The 3 day Junior Trad camp is an introduction to music for younger children with Robbie Walsh of ‘The Bodhran Buzz’. This camp will run from 10am-11:30am daily, and promises to be a fun introduction to music for 7 – 9 year olds. All instruments are supplied.

    Fee: €30                        Age: 7-9 year olds                                               Times: 10am-11:30am daily

Venue: Portlaoise Youth Education Centre, Railway Street, Portlaoise (former Portlaoise Educate Together premises)



Develop confidence and stage presence in a weeklong camp open to singers and musicians 12-18, culminating with a concert on the Dunamaise Theatre Stage on Friday 11 July.  A team of 3 tutors from the Music Generation Laois School of Rock and Pop will work with musicians and singers – all instruments welcome!

Fee €60                               Age: 10-18 yr olds                              Times: Mon-Thurs 11am-1pm, 1:30pm-3:30pm, Fri 1pm-3pm and 4pm-7pm

Venue: Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise

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Contact: Music Generation Laois, Laois County Council, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

T: 057 8664078 /