Craiceann - The Bodhrán Summerschool 2015 will take place from Monday 22th through Friday 26th of June 2015!


2014 brought a new teacher, and it was no one less than John Joe Kelly. We were glad that one of the leading bodhran players in the world joined the teacher’s panel for 2014.
So our tutorial team for 2014 included John Joe Kelly, Martin O’Neill, Cormac Byrne, Jim Higgins, Colm Phelan, Aimee Farrell-Courtney and Rolf Wagels. To read more about the teachers, follow this link.

We had two great concerts: one was Martin O’Neill & Friends (featuring members of Danú) and the other ported one of Ireland’s up and coming band: The Full Set, with Eamonn Moloney on bodhran!

The three workshops/lectures which took place during the day between classes were given by Mícheál O’hÁlmháin himself, Colm O’Donnell, lilter, singer and flute player and by Nicholas Carolan, Director of the Irish Traditional Music Archive, also presenter of “Come West Along the Road”, the longest running television programme on Irish traditional music.

Stevie Moises brought his mobile lathe and a selection of woods, so he was able to turn any tippers to your liking! He was working in his workshop during the week and was available for chats and tipper talk. Christian Hedwitschak brought a selection of drums and he was also available during the week.

Mairtin O’Neill and Friends

The Full Set