Dordogne Irish Music Week

Martin Vallely is a noted irish composer,songwriter and multi-instrumentalist coming from a rich line of Irish musicians. Martin is offering a week long course to musicians, aspiring musicians and complete beginners who wish to improve their knowledge,playing and singing of Irish music in a relaxed and holiday-like environment. To this end Martin has hired excellent teachers of irish music and song who will spend the week imparting their knowledge and skills to students of the course [LES STAGIARES!].

It is held in Chateau de Monteton situated in the historic region of Aquitaine in South West France! Chateau de Monteton is a genuine twelfth century castle perched on a hill-side overlooking the magnificent Vallee du dropt. All traditional instruments will be covered on the course incl, Guitar,Banjo,Bodhran [Irish drum],Accordion, Concertina, Fiddle and many more..... Singing will also be a very important facet of the course as well as Irish Dancing.[Remember RIVERDANCE?] Martin also plans to hold a "CEILI" [Irish Party] during the course which will involve much dancing and merriment.

Performances and Masterclasses from visiting teachers will be included but the emphasis will be on student development and performance.

For more info see Dordogne Irish Music Week