Details of Anne and Pat Molloy’s renowned Irish Summer School that takes place in and around the Digbeth area in Birmingham.
Booking has now opened for this year’s Summer School: 26th -27th July 2014
Once again we have a wealth of tutors to run the workshops, including a number of very special guests performing and teaching.
Details continue to be updated on our website: www.patmolloysummerschool.co.uk
Event officially opens at 10am in South and City College, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5SU.
A session will precede the main event on Friday 25th in The Spotted Dog, Digbeth B12 0NH, from about 9pm.
Event officially closes at 5pm Sunday, but sessions are likely to continue into the night.
We are delighted to announce a Saturday evening concert with highly acclaimed band The London Lasses and Chris O’Malley, and a wealth of other highly talented and entertaining musicians, singers and dancers, all from Anne and Pat’s wide circle of friends.
The concert will take place in the college’s state of the art auditorium from 7.30 until 10pm, leaving time for those wanting more to enjoy a session in the Big Bull’s Head B5 6DY!
Concert tickets are available at half price to workshop attendees. All bookings can be made through the website. Lunch can also be booked online in advance.
Weekend Workshop: £15;
Concert: £12, £10 concessions, £6 workshop attendees;
Costs remain low as the good will of volunteers, tutors and performers enable us to continue to run the summer school as a community event.
We are joined this year by an ever expanding list of volunteer tutors and performers who have been part of the Birmingham session scene over the past 5 decades, so look out for special guests!!
Music: All main instruments are included – too many to mention here – for instruments and tutors – see website!
Dance: Sean Nos Dance class by the highly talented and enthusiastic teacher, Ashline Cunningham Scanlon, who performs in shows such as Fuaim Chonamara, Atlantic Steps, Grainne Mhaol, and appears on DVD ‘In the Blood’ the story of Sean Nos Dance in Connemara.
Song: Ballad Singing session with the legendary folk singer, Mick Hipkiss (Drowsy Maggie) and friends.
Groups: Sunday will include mixed instrument workshops leading up to group performances.
Tea and coffee will be available all day!
Session Trail: This year will include session trails to enable everyone to play in a session with guidance from experienced session players; levels of session will include beginner, intermediate and advanced.