The Drumshanbo Traditional Irish Music Course presents A Charity Music Concert

Ceol ó Chroí – Music from the Heart

  • The Mayflower, Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim on March 8th 2024 at 8pm
  • Funds raised from the concert will go to supporting the following charities:
  • St Vincent de Paul, Drumshanbo, North West STOP, Sligo Cancer Support Centre and The Capuchin Day Centre
  • Ticket price:10 euro, children for free
  • Tickets can be bought online at or on the door (cash or card)
  • You can also make a donation to the charities directly here

The Drumshanbo Traditional Irish Music Course is the embodiment of “Is é an Ceol an Saol” – Music is Life. It promotes the culture of our musical heritage while providing a community where participants of all ages, from all backgrounds and with any musical instrument are welcomed, encouraged and supported. The shared interests and experience of playing music and singing together promotes self-confidence and well-being.

The Drumshanbo Traditional Irish Music course was established in 1997 and is the only course of its kind in the country. This course is a full-time VTOS course that students participate in for two years (September – May). Leading to a QQI Level 5 Music Award, the course includes modules in Irish Music, Music Theory, Music Performance, Music Industry Studies, Event Production, Communications and Work Experience. Students are encouraged to learn an instrument of their choice and to practice every day, a core element of the course being the transmission of Irish music in the traditional manner – by ear. Administered by the Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB) and provided by Drumshanbo Further Education and Training Centre based in the Enterprise Centre, Drumshanbo.

The group are also looking forward to a two-week trip to Vienna, Austria funded by Erasmus+ in May 2024! If you’d like to play a tune or sing a song with us, all musicians singers, dancers and listeners are welcome to our monthly Hooley in the Mayflower. For further information check out ‘Drumshanbo Irish Music course’ on Facebook, ‘Mossie Martin’ on YouTube or contact the tutor Mossie Martin at [email protected]

There are also several other courses available in Drumshanbo Further Education and Training Centre – Business Administration, Tourism with Business and Health, Nutrition and Food Science. All these courses can be accessed through the VTOS Scheme – for more information please visit

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