Click video above for an overview of Francis O'Neill Irish Arts Week.
Francis O'Neill Irish Arts Week
August 6-10, 2018
8th Annual Irish Culture Summer Program
The Francis O’Neill Irish Arts Week is a unique learning opportunity for children and adults. Taught by master traditional Irish musicians in residence for the week, students of every age will experience the magic of Ireland through its music, song and dance.
The Francis O’Neill Irish Arts Week offers something for everyone!
Our KIDS DAY CAMP (August 6-10) and ADULT WORKSHOPS provide fun and educational experiences in traditional Irish music, singing, dancing, language and arts, for participants of all ages and abilities (including absolute beginners).
Adult and community programs
Monday, August 6: Fiddlers of Sligo Concert with Oisín Mac Diarmada
Tuesday, August 7: The Enduring Legacy of Chief O'Neill with Aileen Dillane
Wednesday, August 8: Mixed-Instrument Ensemble Class and Session
Thursday, August 9: Francis O'Neill Irish Arts Week Tutors Concert
Francis O’Neill Irish Arts Week cements Chicago’s historic position as the stronghold of traditional Irish music. The week has something for everyone. Named in honor of Captain Francis O’Neill, the Chief of the Chicago Police from 1901-1905, the week is dedicated to his legacy as the primary preservationist of traditional Irish music through his careful and prolific annotation of tunes. Without the work of Captain O’Neill, much of traditional Irish music would have been lost.
The world-class faculty from Ireland and the US will teach a wide range of subjects including Traditional Irish Music (fiddle, tin whistle, flute, bodhrán, concertina, harp, cello, guitar, piano accordion, piano accompaniment, tenor banjo), Céilí, Set and Sean-nós Dancing, Irish Language, Irish and English Singing and Celtic Arts and Crafts.