A festival wouldn’t be a festival in Co.Clare without a bit of traditional music, song and dance. Regular trad players and dancers from Sixmilebridge and beyond take to the Skycourt dance floor for jigs, reels and traditional set dancing a plenty. Regular appearances at bars and festivals around the country see them delight the crowds. More information is available from the Shannonside Winter Music Festival website, and some info on their regular classes is listed below :
Music and Dance on Sunday 10th September from 6.00 – 7.30 in Skycourt
Check Skycourt’s video from last year!
Sixmilebridge Folk Club in Skycourt
Last friday of each month at O’ Gliasain’s Bar, Sixmilebridge.
A guaranteed great night of music and song with the Folk Club and whoever turns up on the night!
Our Sunday sessions at Gallagher’s Kilkishen are back 7.00pm improvers 8.30pm club session
Learning music with the club:
There are classes in the Bridge Active Building in Sixmilebridge on Thursday nights.
8pm Beginners Class:
Concentrating on complete beginners. Basic scales on different instruments and moving on to simple tunes. This is a group class but there will be some individual attention for students. This class finishes at 9.00pm. Students should leave after this class.
9pm Tune-a-Week Classes.
There were quite a few people who had played in their childhood or want to play a second instrument. This class is aimed at these people. Starting with simple tunes such as waltzes, marches & hornpipes the class will move along at a tune a week. In the new year hopefully those who are having trouble keeping up can drop back to the beginners classes where the pace will be reaching a tune a week
Sessions – Gallagher’s Bar Kilkishen. Every Sunday until Easter (or possibly beyond)
Called the Improvers’ Session, this is aimed at anyone who has a few tunes. Music books are banned! You’re on your own now. Session starts at 7.00pm and the early part of the night provides an opportunity for everybody to play a single tune on the lines of a singers session. At 8.30pm the session advances to sets of tunes and is aimed at more advanced musicians.
After graduating through all the above it is hoped that players will join the club at their regular Friday night session in the Greyhound Bar (O’ Gliasain’s Bar) Sixmilebridge