Join us in this very first summer school of Irish music and dance in Oslo!
Music and dance tuition, ceili, concert, sessions, and loads of fun.
This year, we teach fiddle, flute, harp, uilleann pipes, bodhrán, whistle, folk/ trad guitar, and sean nós dance. There will also be a session lesson and a ceili introduction class. Read more about our teachers here.
You will receive 2 hours of tuition per day per instrument. (Dance feet count as an instrument 😉) And you can choose to sign up for the whole weekend (6 hours) or just Saturday and Sunday (4 hours).
You sign up by buying a ticket to a class.
You can choose up to 3 classes, and you get 20% off on 2 classes, and 30% off on 3 classes. The discount will be deducted at check out. Please note that there are parallel sessions, and it’s your responsibility to check that the classes you want to join do not overlap. See the schedule.
Tuition whole weekend 12.08.–14.08.
1 instrument for 3 days NOK 2 500
2 instruments for 3 days NOK 4 000
3 instruments for 3 days NOK 5 100
Tuition Saturday and Sunday 13.08. – 14.08.
1 instrument for 2 days NOK 1 700
2 instruments for 2 days NOK 2 720
3 instruments for 2 days NOK 3 570
* A ticket fee of NOK 45 will be added to the price.
The Session lesson, ceili introduction class, ceili night, and concert are all included in the tuition fee.
However, you need to retrieve your ticket for them from the ticketing system.
You do this by clicking “Kjøp billett” and choose the category “Deltager”. The ticket is for free, and only valid together with the festival wristband that you will receive on the first day of the summer school.
When you buy a ticket to the summer school, you agree to Féile Oslo receiving your name and contact information. We will only use this to send you relevant and important information about the summer school and the classes you sign up to.
Other lessons and activities
The session lesson is for all of those who have any questions about how an Irish session works – or if you just want to learn an extra tune.
We’ll talk about session etiquette, how sessions can be organised, what to play (and are there things you should not play?) and much more. This is your time to ask about anything session-related that you’ve been wondering about.
We will also teach a tune, and we’ll try to find a session classic that no one in the group knows. That way, everybody can join in playing this tune in the session at The Dubliner later in the evening.
This class is only open to participants of the summer school!
The lesson is included in the tuition fee of the summer school, but you need to retrieve your ticket yourself if you want to join.
Friday night is ceili night!
A ceili is a social night of group dances, music, and loads of fun. There is usually a ceili caller who will choose the dances and prompt the dancers as they are dancing. That way, everybody can join – even if you don’t know the dance.
We’re so lucky to have Åse Kristine Waglen as our ceili caller. Teacher at Sound Irish Dance Factory.
If you want a crash course in ceili dancing before we start, you can sign up for Åse’s ceili crash course at 19.00. You have to sign up to the introduction and the ceili night separately.
The ceili and the introduction class are open to everybody! Whether you’ve danced before or not, whether you’re participating in the summer school or not (so, bring your friends, partner, children, and other interested people).
Ceili introduction NOK 200
Ceili introduction student/ child NOK 100
Ceili introkurs participant NOK 0*
Ceili night NOK 200
Ceili night student/ child NOK 100
Ceili night participant NOK 0*
*Both the ceili introduction and the ceili night are included in the tuition fee of the summer school, but you need to retrieve the ticket yourself if you want to join.
The teachers of Féile Oslo Summer School are striking it up on Saturday night!
Traditional Irish tunes, old and new songs, and Irish dance.
Eimear McGeown, flute
Noreen McManus, fiddle
Brendan T. Monaghan, uilleann pipes, whistle, bodhrán
J Eoin, guitar, song
Cecilie Stensrud, dance
Warm up with the new duo Casadh!
Ordinary Kr 300
Student/ child Kr 150
Participant Kr 0*
*The concert is included in the tuition fee of the summer school, but you need to retrieve the ticket yourself if you want to attend.
The teachers of Féile Oslo Summer School will lead open sessions in the Dubliner!
Thursday 11.08. 21.30
Friday 12.08. 22.30
Saturday 13.08. 22.30
Entertainment from the stage:
Thursday: Tunes and songs with J Eoin, Eimear, Noreen, and Brendan
Friday: Celtic harp with Marie
The sessions are open to everybody, whether you want to participate or just listen.