This years OAIM Irish music retreats will be happening in the picturesque, historic, market town of Ennis, Co. Clare. OAIM retreats are designed for you to improve your playing skills, while relaxing and having a holiday in the West of Ireland at the same time. Ennis is steeped in culture, and boasts a pleasant blend of historic past with a contemporary, active present. It’s narrow, bustling streets and lanes full of boutiques, shops, cafes and restaurants give character and ambiance to the town. Live traditional music is featured in lots of the pubs, and can even be heard piped out through outdoor speakers on the main street throughout the day.
OAIM retreats are organised by The Online Academy of Irish Music, providers of top quality Irish music tuition on the internet. The music tutors for OAIM retreats are hand picked for both their experienced teaching skills and their musical excellence.
The holiday consists of daily group workshops and master classes with a variety of musicians. Session trails and concerts in the locality are arranged and time is also allocated for you to relax, sightsee and partake in the many activities the area has to offer.
Why come on an OAIM Irish music holiday?
• We cater for only 16 students per retreat giving the student a much more personalised experience.
• The host tutors and the organisers at OAIM have an in-depth knowledge of the area and can inform students of places to visit ‘off the beaten track’. Also, we will gladly help you to organise any other activities you may wish to partake in during the free afternoons.
• We know that Irish music enthusiasts traveling to Ireland want to hear authentic Irish music in it’s natural surroundings and here in Co. Clare, we can bring you to where the locals are playing music.
An unforgettable experience of Irish music and culture is guaranteed!