Annually, over seven hundred and sometimes as many as nine hundred students attend Scoil Éigse which is the Irish traditional music summer school organised by Comhaltas.
It's held in the week leading up to the Fleadh in the host town. Sadly this year, we are unable to attend Mullingar due to Covid-19. So, Scoil Éigse is online and proving to be a big hit with morning classes, evening recitals and the ever popular Club Éigse.
You can watch ALL of last night's music here...
The tutors are amongst the greatest exponents of Irish traditional music, song, dance and the Irish language and come from all corners of Ireland. The students (aged between seven and seventy) come from across the country and the continent, the UK, the USA, Japan, Korea, South America and more.
The club is where a group of tutors gather to play selections of tunes at a manageable speed for the students to join in from the comfort of their own homes. This is a very popular aspect of Scoil Éigse as the young students and their parents join in the seisiún with the tutors leading the way.
There are just under nine hundred students registered for this year’s Online Scoil Éigse. Such was the demand for places that the classes were fully subscribed in two and a half days.
But you can still watch and learn with the online stream with Club Éigse starting at 8pm tonight and tomorrow before Fleadh 2020 starts!