Phone: +353 71 918 2599
Address: Gurteen, County Sligo
The Coleman Music Centre is a community based traditional music and cultural centre. It is dedicated to the memory of the legendary fiddle player, Michael Coleman, universally acclaimed as one of the finest traditional fiddle players of his era. It is also the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Regional Resource Centre.
Visitors can view an audio-visual presentation on the history of Irish Traditional music and experience the exhibition area with its interactive multimedia terminals of various musicians, their music and styles from the beginning of the last century to modern times. Learn about Irish dancing styles and traditions, how musical instruments are made and much more.
The Music Shop stocks a vast selection of traditioal music CDs, including many of an archival type, DVDs, music books, musical instruments and accessories, gift ideas and lots more.
There are weekly music classes in fiddle, flute, banjo, bodhrán, guitar, accordion, whistle and sean nós dancing catering for all ages during the school term.
Special one to one tuition is available in all the above instruments all year round by advance booking.
See the introductory video here.
There is also a programme of music, song and dance with light lunch available for visiting groups – booking essential.
The Coleman Archive houses an extensive collection of music, folklore, songs, videos, photographs and has a link to the National Comhaltas Archive.
Open Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm