Francis O'Neill Irish Arts Week
Kids Day Camp
July 21-25, 2014 (Family Recital July 27)
Chief O'Neill's - 3471 N. Elston - Chicago
Kids ages 6-14 of all musical abilities can participate in this amazing week of Irish culture from 9am - 3pm Monday through Friday, July 21-25. During the week they will learn many aspects of Irish culture including traditional Irish music, song, dance, language and arts & crafts. The week will culminate with a Family Recital on Sunday, July 27 at Chief O'Neill's for friends and family.
Campers will be grouped by age and musical level for their activities. Music instruction in certain instruments/levels will only run if 3 campers or more in that group register. Campers (non-beginners) may be asked to audition in order to properly group them. If a camper's chosen instrument does not run, alternate options will be provided.
Kids Day Camp (6-9 years old)
- Children may choose between fiddle, tin whistle, concertina or bodhrán for their instrument instruction and must bring their own instruments. Tin whistles (in the key of D) may be ordered for $12.50 on your registration form. We recommend renting fiddles from Seman Violins.
- A typical camp day will include music instrument instruction, singing, dancing, Irish language, and arts & crafts. Outside fun will also be incorporated into the schedule, weather permitting.
Kids Day Camp (10-14 years old)
- Children in this group may choose between fiddle, tin whistle, bodhrán, flute, piano accordion, piano accompaniment, tenor banjo or concertina and will be grouped according to music experience and ability. Campers must bring their own instruments. We recommend renting fiddles from Seman Violins. We also have a limited number of concertinas available for rent.
- A typical camp day will include 2 hours of music instruction, singing, dancing and Irish literature and language. Outside fun will also be incorporated into the schedule, weather permitting.