We are delighted with the news that the Arts Council of Ireland have promised to fund Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh to the tune of €7000 for next years’ events. Due to the extraordinary efforts of our volunteers and the enormous support from businesses and individuals we got through 2016, and now, with almost 80% of previous funding levels from the Arts Council secured, we are delighted to be heading into the new year with a renewed confidence and the backing of the Arts Council. We have a fantastic line up of singers and musicians and a packed schedule of events getting the final touches. We will be joined by Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Dermot McLaughlin, Seán Ryan, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Steve Cooney, Maitiú Ó Casaide to name but a few. Final details of performers and events will appear on this website in the coming weeks. In the meantime, if you’d like to secure a place at any of the 19 classes, send an email with your name, address and chosen instrument to eolas @ scoilcheoil.com.