Colourstrings Colourstrings Lessons in classes from Junior Infants to 3rd Class with teacher Ciara O’Connor will commence on Tuesday 11th October. Classes will take place every Tuesday and Thursday until the end of the year. Your child will have one 30 minute weekly class with Ciara and their own teacher. The cost per child is €20 for the year. We are delighted to continue this fantastic music resource and are very grateful to Maoin Cheoil na Gaillimhe for making it available to us.
Tin Whistle Classes with Tommy Keane Classes with Tommy Keane will recommence on Wednesday 3rd October and continue during school hours every Wednesday and the fees for a ten week term are €35 per child (€3.50 per lesson). (Family discount: €60 for 2 children & €80 for 3). Up to this year, Tommy Keane taught tin whistle under the auspices of An Gaelacadamh., which is based in An Spidéal, and promotes Irish music, dance and singing. Gaelacadamh heavily subsidised the cost of these lessons to parents of children in schools located in Gaeltacht areas.
Up to this year Gaelacadamh itself had been in receipt of state aid, which, unfortunately has been withdrawn for the foreseeable future. Hopeful that Gaelacadamh will be in a position to re-engage with local schools at some stage in the future, Tommy Keane has kindly agreed to continue to provide tin whistle lessons, at no increased cost.