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Summer school 2023

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Registration is now open!

Get tickets by following the links above, or check out the information below.

You can take a shortcut to check out the teachers, the prices, and the schedule here

Join us in this second summer school of Irish music and dance in Oslo!

Music and dance tuition, ceili, concerts, sessions, and loads of fun.

10 to 13 August, at Sentralen, Oslo

Check out our FAQ page if you have any questions, or contact us on:



In 2023, we teach fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes, bodhrán, whistle, harp, folk/ trad guitar, songs in Irish, sean nós dance, modern step dance, and a ceili introduction. Kevin Burke will also hold a class open to all instruments. Read more about our teachers here.

New of 2023! We're introducing separate classes for children in fiddle, bodhrán, and sean nós dance. These classes are for free, and will take place from Thursday to Saturday, and the participants will perform a piece together at Saturday's concert. Do you know any children who would want to join? Get in touch with us here!

The lessons for adults will take place from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 August, finishing with an end-of-school recital on Sunday afternoon.

Fiddle with Kevin Burke 14.00–15.30

Learn Irish tunes, bowing technique, and ornamentation. 


Open class (all instruments) with Kevin Burke 15.45–17.15

Learn Irish tunes. Open to all instruments.


Uilleann pipes with Barry Kerr 10.00–11.30

Learn Irish tunes, technique, and ornamentation.


Flute with Barry Kerr 11.45–13.15

Learn Irish tunes, technique, and ornamentation.


Sean nós dance with Siobhan Butler 10.00–11.30

Old style Irish percussive dance. Bring comfortable shoes with a hard sole.


Modern Irish dance, Technique, with Zara Curtis 11.45–13.15

Soft and hard shoe technique. From primary level


Modern Irish dance, Show, with Zara Curtis 14.00–15.30

Irish show choreography. From primary level


Bodhrán with Brendan Monaghan 11.45–13.15

Learn Irish rhythms and bodhrán technique.


Whistle with Brendan Monaghan 14.00–15.30

Learn Irish tunes, technique, and ornamentation.

Harp with Marie Nivel 10.00–11.30

Learn beautiful tunes and basic technique. Open to beginners and improvers. No need to have your own harp.


Folk/ trad guitar with Brendan Monaghan 10.00–11.30

Folk song and trad tune backing


Singing in Irish with Aoife ní Fhearraigh 14.00–15.30

Learn traditional Irish language songs, pronunciation and ornamentation.


You register by buying a ticket to a class.

You can choose up to 4 classes per day, and you get 20% off on 2 classes, and 30% off on 3 classes, 35% off on 4 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.



Adults will receive 1,5 hours of tuition per class per day, and you can choose to sign up for the whole weekend (4,5 hours) or just Saturday and Sunday (3 hours). It is also possible to buy a day pass.


Tuition whole weekend 11.08.–13.08.

  • 1 class for 3 days NOK 1 900

  • 2 classes for 3 days NOK 3 040

  • 3 classes for 3 days NOK 3 990

  • 4 classes for 3 days NOK 4 940



Tuition Saturday and Sunday 12.08. – 13.08.

  • 1 class for 2 days NOK 1 300

  • 2 classes for 2 days NOK 2 080

  • 3 classes for 2 days NOK 2 730

  • 4 classes for 2 days NOK 3 380



Day pass

  • 1 class for 1 day NOK 700

  • 2 classes for 1 days NOK 1 200

  • 3 classes for 1 days NOK 1 575

  • 4 classes for 1 days NOK 1 950​

Ceili introduction and Ceili night

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. If you want a crash course in ceili dancing before we start, there will be a ceili crash course.

You'll find tickets to both the ceili and the crash course here!

Concert Saturday 12.08. 19:00

Get ready for some Saturday night magic!

For the first time ever, Kevin Burke will perform a concert in Oslo.

As a warm up, the children participating in the summer school will perform a piece, and we will be joined by special guests.

The concert takes place in BUL-salen in Rosekrantz' gate 8, just around the corner from the Grand Hotel.

Get your tickets here!

​​Sessions at The Dubliner Folk Pub

The teachers of Féile Oslo Summer School will lead open sessions in the Dubliner!

Thursday 10.08. 21.30

Friday 11.08. 22.30

Saturday 12.08. 22.30

The sessions are open to everybody, whether you want to participate or just listen.

In 2022 we filled the whole pub with loads of music, dance, and joy. Let's see what 2023 will bring.

Preliminary schedule Féile Oslo 2023

The summer school 2023 is supported by

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