News and Events
Trip To Girvan Folk Festival Sat 4th May
Participants from our folk academy project in West Dunbartonshire will be performing at various stages for the Folk Festival in Girvan on Sat May 4th. This is the first of four public events we have planned this summer. » Read More.
Dec 27: Download Pennywhistle Tune for Celtic Drover’s Night and PRSF 2014 Biennial Award Premiere
As part of our 2014 PRSF Biennial award and our Culture Together program we’ve invited 34 children and their families from four schools in South Lanarkshire to take part in our Celtic Drover’s Concert at this year’s Celtic Connections Festival. » Read More.
Aug 1: Celtic Drover's Concert at Celtic Connections
Gael Music will be performing 2 new commisions from 2013 at next year's Celtic Connection festival in Glasgow » Read More.
Jul 31: Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme
We celebrated the launch of our Cultural Programme earlier this month at the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens. » Read More.
Jul 24: Glasgow City Celtic Collective
A new CD produced by Gael Music's artisitic director Luke Daniels is due for release on Sep 1st 2013. » Read More.
Jul 20: Gael Music OSCR
Gael Music was approved and registered today by the Office of Scottish Charity Regulators » Read More.
May 6: Youth band rehearsals at New Greenham Arts
Apr 26: Gael Music announced as award winner for the first ever UK-wide New Music Biennial
PRS for Music Foundation has today (26 April, 2013) announced twenty composers and commissioning organisations who will participate in the first ever UK-wide New Music Biennial. » Read More.
Feb 20th: On Drover Tracks tour in May
New Gael Music commissioned work by Dublin based composer Anna Rice will be performed at 12 venues, schools and music centres in May » Read More.
Nov 30th: Newbury Spring Festival date confirmed May 24th 2013
Our Culture Together Ensemble will be taking part in a professional concert at The Newbury Corn Exchange on Friday 24th May. It is hoped that this performance delivered in partnership with Southern Sinfonia and others as part of the new Berks Music Educat » Read More.
Nov 27th: Gael Music receives grant from The Greenham Common Trust
In addition to the Salvi harp they kindly purchased for our folk academy in Hermitage we're please to announce the news that Greenham Common Trust have awarded us funding towards our planned Drover Track project for 2013. We now hope to deliver a separate » Read More.
Nov 20th: Euro Folk Super Group - Evening Star
European Folk Group Evening Star will be performing the last weekend in November at South Hill Park Arts Centre www.evening-star.eu Their last performance at Festival Les Hautes Terres in Saint Flour France was a huge success. » Read More.
Nov 19th: Deadline for bronze arts award applicants is Dec 12th
All Gael Music students who would like to submit a folder for their bronze level arts award need to have them ready by Dec 12th. This is an important part of the work we do and could eventually contribute towards your GCSE's. Anyone seeking more informati » Read More.
Nov 18th: Last lessons this term week beginning Dec 10th
For any pupils who would like to download the three tunes we've covered since October they can be downloaded from this website by clicking on the tab MUSIC then logging in with the password 'musician.' Only two more sessions left this term so make sure yo » Read More.
Nov 17th: Student Christmas concert at Bucklebury Christmas Lights event tbc
A special Christmas performance by our Culture Together Ensemble, still to be confirmed is planned this December please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. » Read More.
Nov 16th: Dipper and Daniels South Hill Park Recital Room
Great concert of local folk music last night in the recital room at South Hill park Arts Centre in Bracknell. Since the release of their album Sleeping Giants in 2012 Luke Daniels and John Dipper has performed at the Carrefour mondial de l'accordéon fest » Read More.
Nov 15th: Gael Music harp student auditions for Scottish Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow
Congratulations to Eleanor Dunsdon who auditioned for Scottish Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow yesterday having started her musical career with us on penny whistle at her primary school in Slough 10 years ago. She now works as a music leader and is tr » Read More.
Oct 18th: BA and MA students at University Limerick get Gael music lessons
Two of our own tutors were invited to attend the 2012 SMEI conference at University Limerick and teach for 3 days in their World Centre of Irish Music and Dance. This was a rare opportunity to showcase traditional English Music and in particular repertoir » Read More.
Sep 28th: Gael Music invited to deliver workshops at International Accordion Festival in Quebec Canada
Luke Daniels and John Dipper were invited to perform at the Carrefour mondial de l'accordéon festival in Montmagny Quebec Canada this week and Luke was able to showcase a range of Gael Music ear based learning materials at their festival workshops which » Read More.
Aug 30th Hobbit Recording sessions at Abbey Road
Gael Music has put together an ensemble of folk players for the recent recording of Howard Shore Hobbit movie soundtrack. We invited some of our students to sit in on the session and hear part of the music being recorded by the London Philharmonic and our » Read More.
Aug 23rd: Summer of Culture Together events and live performances, August 2012
Members of our Culture Together Ensemble performed at a number of events over the summer, Burghfield May Fayre, Mortimer Fun Day, West Berks Giants Festival, Newbury Olympic Opening Ceremony and Diamond Jubilee celebrations. » Read More.
May 26th: Newbury Weekly News Article, May 24th 2012
Article in the Newbury Weekly News, featuring Gael Music, and the Culture Together Ensemble. » Read More.
May 12th: Culture Together Event Newbury Town Centre
Gael Music, the organisers of Saturday's large-scale event with support from West Berkshire Council enjoyed an excellent turn out. » Read More.