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Coleman Music Centre

Main Street, Gorteen, Ireland
+353 71 918 2599
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Learned Bodhran!

We visited the center with a group and had a one hour lesson to play the Bodhràn drum and learned... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2017
2dacreek
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Phoenix
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Junior Davy Bodhran Academy

I'd highly recommend this Academy as the best summer school for those wishing to excel. All levels... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2017
Ainemaire-11
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Longford, Ireland
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The Michael Coleman Irish Music Centre features an exhibition and music archive built around the story of Michael Coleman, the legendary fiddle player from South Sligo.The centre has a Traditional Irish Music School, Theatre, a Visitors Centre and Music Shop. The Coleman experience also features a traditional Irish thatched cottage nearby, modelled on the original Coleman homestead.The centre is also the Comhaltas regional resource centre for Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon, Leitrim and Fermanagh.
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Main Street, Gorteen, Ireland
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Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

We visited the center with a group and had a one hour lesson to play the Bodhràn drum and learned about the traditional music of Sligo. It was very inspiring and fun! Our teacher also played for us the bones; he is a world champion!!...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

I'd highly recommend this Academy as the best summer school for those wishing to excel. All levels are catered for and Junior and his wife Jelca will make sure that you feel at home.

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ColemanMusicCentre, Public Relations Manager at Coleman Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

Many thanks for your kind words I will pass your message onto Junior and Jelca they will be delighted.

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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

This museum is dedicated to the memory of Michael Coleman, whose influence on the popularity of traditional Irish music was seminal. There's an informative video and an engaging interactive display, both of which cover the basics of traditional Irish musical instruments and dance. The staff...More

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ColemanMusicCentre, Public Relations Manager at Coleman Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2017

Many thanks for your lovely comments we are delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit to the Coleman Music Centre. Hope to see you again if you are ever visiting South Sligo.

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Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful traditional Irish performance. We arrived at about 8.40pm for the 9.00pm show, we paid and went through to be seated. Our party consisted of 2 adults 2 pensioners (80+) and an 8yr boy. The seating is much like arena seating, albeit a...More

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ColemanMusicCentre1, Public Relations Manager at Coleman Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

Thank you for your lovely review on the Coleman Music Centre, we were delighted you enjoyed our show we look forward to welcoming you here again.

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Reviewed August 24, 2015

What a wonderful resource for traditional musicians! We had a lovely visit to the centre, which was informative, inspiring, and had a great collection of gems from Michael Coleman.

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ColemanMusicCentre1, Public Relations Manager at Coleman Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2015

Thank you for your lovely comment – were delighted you enjoyed our visitor centre. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed August 12, 2015

What a evening!! We went across to Gorteen from Sligo to hear some traditional music at The Coleman Music Centre. On the evening we chose there was a junior music seisiún going on and it was a real treat. All the instruments you would expect...More

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ColemanMusicCentre1, Public Relations Manager at Coleman Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2015

Thank you for your kind message, we are delighted you enjoyed our junior music seisiún here in the Coleman Centre, we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed September 28, 2014

We called in here as we are music fans. The staff were very welcoming and the 10 minute video was interesting as was the exhibition upstairs. They even made us a coffee at the end. There is a good selection of CDs to choose from...More

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Reviewed February 10, 2011

This is not just a great museum of the history of Irish Music, it is a working archive that has collected years worth of information. The exhibits are limited, but chocked full of information and the curators are a pleasure to talk with. I had...More

4  Thank haydukepdx2
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Response from RosnIan | Reviewed this property |
Church View B&B, which is just a five-minute walk along the main road.
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Hi you can contact us here at the Coleman Music Centre on 071 9182599 and we will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding admission.
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