18 August, 10:30am - 11:30am
18 August, 12pm - 1pm
- The Burren Visitor Centre
- The Square, Kilfenora
- V95 W523
- Co. Clare
As one of the most famous locations in Irish traditional music, Kilfenora is offering two open sessions for young musicians with an experienced music teacher as part of National Heritage Week. From 10.30-11.30am on 18 August, we invite pre-teens; and from 12.00-1.00pm we invite teenagers.
All are welcome, including beginners. Just bring your instrument, be it fiddle, flute, whistle, concertina, accordion, harp, mandolin or banjo. Parents can observe or they can take the opportunity to view the fabulous Burren interpretive exhibition (newly re-designed), visit the craft shop, or relax in the Burren Centre Café, which offers meals and refreshments from breakfast (8.30) onwards.
The sessions will be held in the inspiring surroundings of the Kilfenora Céilí Band exhibition room, and will focus on typical tunes played in North Clare. Whether you live in Clare or are just visiting as a family, do take advantage of this great cultural experience.
Rachel Reid will lead the sessions. She is a noted fiddle player and music teacher, and a Masters graduate of the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance at the University of Limerick. She released a CD with Alan Reid - “A Quare Yield” - in 2017.