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Irish Traditional Singing Class: Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival 2024

Saturday 1st-Monday 3rd June 2024

Come along and learn four songs from the wonderful traditional singer Aoife Ni Mhurchu from Ireland.

Proudly hailing from Dublin, Aoife was steeped in a rich musical tradition from a very young age. A fluent Irish speaker, she shares the same passion for music and the arts as her grandparents, who lived and breathed traditional Irish music and culture. Aoife studied music and German at Maynooth University, taking a particular interest in the traditional Irish music and popular culture modules presented by Adrian Scahill. In 2019, Aoife completed a Master’s degree in Primary Education and is passionate about bringing music and song into her classroom every day. It was here in Maynooth where her love of singing truly took flight as she immersed herself in the university’s dynamic choral music scene. In 2014 she performed as part of a live screening production of Gladiator in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, and sang at the annual Maynooth Christmas Carol Service from 2014-2017.

Aoife moved to New Zealand in 2022 and has been enjoying the flourishing Irish music scene in Christchurch and elsewhere around the country.

All keen singers welcome, but register quickly! Class size is limited.

Family Friendly


June 1, 3


10am to 1pm daily (9.30am registration on Saturday 1st)


Nelson & suburbs


Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
48 Nile Street, Nelson, New Zealand

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$175 early bird, $200 full price for three days of classes, including ceili and showcase concert tickets

Tickets from Ticketing Website


Ph. 027 687 5455

Additional Info

Official Website


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