This site describes and promotes the unique bodhran summerschool, that takes place annually over five days at the end of June on the little island of Inis Oirr in Galway Bay off the west coast of Ireland.
Craiceann 2015 brings a new teacher: Robbie Walsh, who established the Bodhran Buzz workshop series all over Ireland. Add to this last year’s new addition John Joe Kelly and our experienced team of the previous years and you get our tutorial team for 2015: John Joe Kelly, Martin O’Neill, Cormac Byrne, Jim Higgins, Colm Phelan, Aimee Farrell-Courtney, Robbie Walsh and Rolf Wagels.
We will have two great concerts: one will feature Kila’s Rónán Ó Snodaigh and friends and the other will sport Caitlin Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, who will bring a very special guest to the island: Bodhrán legend Colm Murphy!
The three workshops/lectures which will take place during the day between classes will be given by Mícheál O’hÁlmháin himself, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, bodhrán player, singer and poet and by Christian Hedwitschak, bodhrán maker.
Tipper maker Stevie Moises will be at Craiceann 2015. Stevie Moises will bring his mobile lathe and a selection of woods, so he will be able to turn any tippers to your liking! He will be working in his workshop during the week and will be available for chats and tipper talk.
Caitlin Nic Gabhann,Ciarán Ó Maonaigh & Colm Murphy
Rónán Ó Snodaigh