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McCracken Summer School 2018

by eoin

As is customary, the McCracken Summer School will take place during the last week in July, in 2018. The school itself will run Monday 23rd to Friday 27th, from 10am – 4pm each day with the same high standard of teaching staff provided.

If you are unfamiliar with the weeks layout, there are five levels (Beginners, Beginners 1, Intermediate lower, Intermediate upper and Advanced) available to adult learners, with four one hour lessons to attend each day with breaks in between, with traditional entertainment to be seen and heard at lunch time in the reception area and in the theatre everyday at break times.

Due to increased demand, early booking for the language course is advised. This can be done here; https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scoil-samhraidh-mhic-reachtain-2018-mccracken-summer-school-2018-tickets-43657998248

The choice is offered to partake one hour singing workshops with Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde which take place from 1.30pm – 4pm (with break in between) every afternoon, or stay in your language class. We welcome Gearóid and Pádraig Ó Dubháin (Devane Brothers) back this year to offer sean-nós dancing workshops to everyone on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th of July at 4pm.


Sunday 22nd July, 10am: Cavehill Walk with guide, Cormac Hamill (‘Ar Scáth na Sleibhte’, ‘Ulaidh Faoi Thalamh‘ BBC2)

Monday 23rd July 9pm: IMRAM | ‘Leonard Cohen Project’; with Liam Ó Maonlaí, Hilary Bow & The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra (Visuals: Margaret Lonergan)

Tuesday 24th July, 9pm: Film – ‘Murdair Mhám Trasna’

Wednesday 25th July, 7pm: ‘Night of the Scribes’ Liam Mac Cóil (‘An Litir’, ‘I dTír Strainséara’, ‘An Dochtúir Áthas’, ‘An Choill’, ‘Fontenoy’) & Seán Mac Mathúna (‘Crois na Sceilge’, ‘Gealach‘)

                                       9pm: Cabaret Craiceáilte with Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí and special guests to be announced

Thursday 26th July, 9pm: Beirt Scéalaithe, Beirt Phíobairí (Cormac ‘Buzz’ Ó Briain & Jaff Píobaire) & Los Dramáticos

Friday 27th July, 9:30in: Oíche Airneáil with Diane Ní Channáin, Bríd Ní Mhaoilchiaráin (Corn Uí Riada 2015 Winner), Gearóid & Pádraig Ó Dubháin and other special guests to be announced

Saturday 28th July, 3pm: Ceardlann & Taispeantás Damhsa Seit ag Dún Mhic Airt

          9pm: Danú with support from Glór na dTonn


Tickets for limited number of events available on the following link. Tickets for all others will soon be available…keep an eye out; https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/cumann-culturtha-mhic-reachtain-imeachtai-2018-12746434810?utm_content=buffer5ae1a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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