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Friday, July 17th 2020 - Scoil Fonn & Amhrán na Mumhan

(Workshop only open to Scholarship Winners in the six County Fleadhanna)


In 1982 Comhairle na Mumhan initiated Scoil Fonn & Amhrán in response to the concern being expressed at that time about the quality of air playing, narrow repertoire of singers and musicians, all numbers participating in slow air playing and singing competitions, and the over emphasis on reel and jigs, etc. at sessions and classes to the apparent detriment of our airs.   This year in Newcastle West we have pleasure in continuing the success of Scoil Fonn & Amhrán.  


Again we continue with the County and Provincial format. of Scoil Fonn & Amhrán. So as to make the slow air playing and singing workshops more available to participants, each County has been asked to organise (with help from Comhairle na Mumhan) a one day Scoil Fonn & Amhrán prior to Fleadhanna.


These will be followed by the Munster Scoil Fonn & Amhrán – an intensive one day series of workshops on slow air playing, and singing.   Scholarships have been extended to include the third prize-winner in the relevant competitions at each Co. Fleadh this year.  There is now a greater awareness of the importance of slow airs because of the increased popularity of the S.C.T. traditional music exams.



1.  To illustrate the connection between airs and songs.

2.  To improve playing techniques

3.  Stair na nAmhrán a leiriú, bunús staire, aisling, grá tíre,

4.  Dlúth bhaint idir an teanga, na hamhráin agus na foinn mhalla a fhorbhairt.

5.  To re-awaken an awareness of our vast repertoire of songs and airs.





Scholarship Holders receive:

One Day Tuition at Master Class  

Lunch on Friday

Registration Fee    €10.00  (non refundable)

Places are not guaranteed to late applicants.



This year's Scoil Fonn & Amhrán will commence on Friday July 19th 2019 in St Flannan's College

Registration: 9.45 am and workshop will conclude at 4pm





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The annual Slide and Polka Workshop in conjunction with Fleadh na Mumhan will take place on Friday, July 17th in Desmond College from 10am-4pm in College tutored by a well-known West Limerick musician


Don't miss this great opportunity to improve your repertoire of polkas and slides and to learn from a master of the Sliabh Luachra tradition!


Workshop cost: €15 (including lunch)


Slide and Polka Workshop -

Friday, July 17th (10am-4pm)