Tuesday 20 March 2018

A summer of Sligo events

Katie Byrne

Katie Byrne


* South Sligo Summer School (July 14-20), Tubbercurry, Co Sligo. A week of Irish traditional music, dance and song. Learn to play a traditional instrument or advance your skills. All classes and workshops are facilitated by experienced tutors and classes are graded in all instruments. See sssschool.org

* Sligo Jazz Project 2013 (July 16-21). Various venues throughout Sligo town. A renowned international jazz summer school and a festival in one, with concerts, daily workshops, masterclasses and jam sessions featuring a host of international talent. See sligojazz.ie.

* Tread Softly (July 25-August 9). Various venues. This festival (in its second year) will be celebrating Yeats's heritage in Sligo and the association between Sligo and the Yeats family. The story of these famous artists – Nobel Prize-winning poet William Butler, painter Jack B, embroiderer Susan and fine press printer Elizabeth – will be brought to life over 16 days of music, theatre, exhibitions and spoken word. See seasonofyeats.com.

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