The project sees Drumshallon Forge Heritage Centre partnering with professional artists, Bríd Dunne (Musician), Áine Dunne (Tapestry Weaver and Musician) to run the “Ceangal an Cheoil” project from Jan to November 2020.
The “Ceangal an Cheoil” project provides opportunities for young musicians and their families to play and create traditional Irish music and song together in Drumshallon Forge Heritage Centre, Co. Louth and to build connections with other groups of young musicians playing across Louth.
The proposal is to host a music gathering on a monthly basis on Sunday afternoons from January to November 2020. There will be a small cohort of three local musicians every Sunday to host the session and encourage those learning instruments to participate. The three musicians are Áine Dunne, Bríd Dunne and Mick Dunne from a well-known musical family from Ballymakenny. All three are established traditional musicians and who have extensive experience as music teachers and working with young people in community settings.
The organisers have forged links with other groups including the Comhaltas groups in Drogheda, Dundalk and Mullaghbawn, Co. Armagh. Young musicians from these groups will be invited over the course of 2020 to travel to Drumshallon and take part in sessions. The purpose is to bring together young musicians with a common interest in traditional Irish music.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.