Westport Scoil Cheoil (Westport Music School) is a week-long traditional Irish summer school which runs every July. The aim of the week long music school set in the beautiful, historic Atlantic coastal town of Westport is to facilitate all ages and competencies to learn Irish music at this renowned summer school.

Westport Scoil Cheoil is now recognised as a major traditional Irish music, song and dance event in Ireland. Attendance at this week long July summer-school is officially recognized as CPD (Continuous-Professional-Development) for teachers, by the Irish Government, The-Department-of-Education-and-Skills. Attendance, is not however, confined to teachers and many people from diverse nationalities attend, with ages ranging from 4 years to 84 years of age!


Tara Breen, Zoe Conway & Kate Heneghan

Button Accordion
Christopher Maguire, Darragh Healy & Cian McNamara

Aisling Lyons & Chloe Feeney

Emer Mayock & Karl Doherty

Alannah Thornburgh & Maggie Heneghan

Dale McKay & Brendan Keegan

John McIntyre, Tom LyonsJohn Deane

Banjo / Mandolin
Noel Kilkenny & Mícheál Healy

Tin Whistle
Dec Cafferky, Caoimhe KilkennyNoreen O'Sullivan

Sean-nós dancing (all levels)
Liam Scanlon

Amhránaíocht / Singing
Meaití-Jo-Sheamais Ó Fatharta & Edel Vaughan

Instruction is available on these Instruments

All levels catered for on all instruments

Veidhlín / Fiddle
Bosca ceoil / Button Accordion
Consairtín / Concertina
Feadóg Mhór / Flute
Cruit / Harp
Banjo / Mandolin
Feadóg Stáin / Tin Whistle
Damhsa ar an sean nós / Sean nós dancing
Amhránaíocht / Singing