What, Where, When. . .

Monday 3rd – Monday 10th April

Art Exhibition, Ramsey Town Hall

Featuring work from local primary and secondary schools.

Free entry

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Thursday 6th April

Visiting groups to perform at local schools 

7.00 pm Official Opening, Ramsey Town Hall

Invite Only

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Friday 7th April

Visiting groups to perform at local schools 

 

 6.30 pm Family Concert – Bunscoill Rhumsaa

Featuring: Claasagh, Share na Veg, Dhoon School, Skeddan Jiarg, Antón Davila & Xosé Liz

Admission £3.00

8.30 pm Family Celtic Ceilidh  – Bunscoill Rhumsaa

Admission £3.00

Featuring: Ny Fennee, The Kerry Dancers, Tarroo Marroo Ceilidh Band.

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Saturday 8th April

10.30 am Music and Dance Displays – Courthouse, Ramsey

Visiting and Local Groups

Free

11.00 am Music Workshops, Mitre Hotel, Ramsey

Manx Music Workshop (Saturday 8th April, 11am, Mitre Hotel, Ramsey).

Manx tune workshop led by Katie Lawrence: Katie is a renowned fiddle player and teacher from the Isle of Man.  This work shop will include a new tune written by Katie especially to celebrate Shennaghys Jiu’s 20th festival. This workshop is open to musicians of all ages, and will cater for all instruments. The emphasis is on learning a tune by ear; the sheet music being made available to take away upon completion of the workshop. This workshop is perfect for you if you can already play a few traditional tunes and you are keen to learn a new tune or two by ear; it is not suitable for complete beginners.

Nb – welcome to stay if this is your preference.

Free

12.00 pm ‘Food & Folk’ music in the Pub, Mitre Hotel, Ramsey 

Free

 2.30 pm  Irish Music Workshop Mitre Hotel, Ramsey

Irish tune workshop led by Greta Curtin: This workshop is open to musicians of all ages, and will cater for all instruments. The emphasis is on learning a tune by ear. This workshop is perfect for you if you can already play a few traditional tunes and you are keen to learn a tune or two by ear; it is not suitable for complete beginners. Greta will teach an Irish tune (or two, depending on time) using her concertina, so if you are a concertina player you may pick up some extra technique tips on the way.

Nb – Parent’s welcome to stay if this is your preference.

Guitar / Bouzouki workshop led by Xosé Liz. This workshop is open to musicians of all ages. Xosé will teach guitar technique for backing traditional tunes looking at rhythms and chords. This workshop is not suitable for you if are a complete beginner.

For more info on Greta and Xosé please see separate biog.

Nb – Parent’s welcome to stay if this is your preference.

 Free

2.30 Traditional Percussion Workshop, Captains Bar, Masonic Hotel,Ramsey

Percussion workshop led by Iolo Whelan: This workshop is open to all percussionists. The emphasis will be on learning different percussion rhythms that can be used to play along traditional tunes in sessions. Some percussion experience is preferred, but not necessary.

Iolo will guide you through the necessary basics to get involved in traditional music sessions!

Nb – welcome to stay if this is your preference.

Free

3.00 pm Cornish Dance Workshops Masonic Hall, Ramsey

 Free

4.00 pm Irish Dance Workshop, Masonic Hall, Ramsey

Free

            7.30 pm Concert & Celtic Ceilidh: Masonic Hall, Ramsey

Donations welcome

Featuring: Scran, Becky Hurst, Trip

Ceilidh: Trip ( Scottish Ceilidh, ), Splann (Cornish Ceilidh), The Kerry Dancers (Irish Ceilidh)

Donations welcome

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Sunday 9th April

3.00 pm Concert : Centenary Centre, Peel

Featuring: Trip, Antón Davila & Xosé Liz, Mec Lir

 Admission: £10

8.00 pm  Ceilidh: Masonic Hall, Ramsey

Featuring: Splann, Antón Davila & Xosé Liz, The Kerry Dancers, Manx Ceilidh

Donations welcome

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Monday 10th April

2.00 pm Music in the Mitre, Ramsey

Free

8.00 pm Bands Night, Mitre Hotel, Ramsey

Featuring: Briskee Brisht, Matt Kelly, Trip, The Mollag Band, Adam Melvin, The Tides,  Mec Lir

Donations welcome