Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy

frankie kennedy school launch

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh & Ciaran Tourish at the launch

27 December – 1 January

This year’s Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy, the 20th and final one, was launched on Rónán Beo@3 live from Tigh Hiúdaí Beag in Gaoth Dobhair on 4 December.

The school was established in 1994 to celebrate and honour the life of Frankie Kennedy, a gifted flute player from Belfast and one of the founders of Altan, who passed away in 1994.

The final winter school takes place this year with a fantastic lineup of concerts and workshops and the usual revelry!

Those taking part in the school this year, which takes place from 27 December to 1 January, will include Altan; Séamus Begley & Tim Edey; Nollaig Casey & Arty McGlynn; Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman; Fidil; Mórga; Paddy Glackin & Dónal Lunny; Skara Brae; Seán McKeon & Liam O’Connor with John Blake; The Friel Sisters, and many more.

Altan will play the final gig on 1 January, along with Fidil and surprise guests.

Not to be missed!