About Us

Céad míle fáilte. Welcome to OAIM Irish music retreats.

OAIM Irish music retreats are held annually in the historic, market town of Ennis, Co. Clare. Live traditional session music is featured in many of the pubs, and we’ll guide you to the best spots to play and hear music in a town buzzing from Irish music.

Stay in the award winning Rowantree Hostel, and enjoy the fine food and friendly service. Based just 20 minutes drive from Shannon airport and in the heart of Ennis town, the Rowantree is ideally placed for your Irish music experience.

Aimed at improvers, the learning is intense. You have five morning sessions with your host tutor and two afternoon master classes with other masters of the tradition. Learn new tunes and more importantly gain insight into the techniques that are used to make up the Irish music sound.

Take the opportunity to play your music in the pubs as we guide you to local sessions where all are most welcome to play.

Let us guide you on a tour to the Atlantic coast of Ireland, where the scenery and music merge as one. Visit with us the village of Doolin, famous for the music of the Russell Brothers, Experience the market town of Ennistymon and some of the cosiest pubs and natural wonders of County Clare.

This is your chance to become a part of our living tradition and Immerse yourself in the ‘alive’ music scene of Co. Clare, buzzing with the spirit of great musicians both past and present. Learn and get inspired to play Irish music. Take forward the flame of our music to others in your musical circle. This is your chance to touch our living tradition and become a part of it.

OAIM Irish Music Retreats – True to Tradition | Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland

Why come on an OAIM Irish music holiday?

  • We cater for the maximum of 12 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!