Ceol Aneas

Festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance
Nelson, Aotearoa/New Zealand
31 May to 3 Jun 2024 - Nelson, NZ


Music Singing and Dancing

Tunes and technique for instruments at intermediate and advanced level.
Singing and Dancing for beginners +
Irish Music Classes

Guest tutors

World Class Irish Musicians

Visiting guest musicians from Ireland and around the world. Some of the best Irish musicians in the world in our backyard.
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Listen and Enjoy

Concert, Sessions & Ceili

The showcase concert featuring our tutors is a highlight of the festival. Hang out at a session or go to the ceili.
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What is Ceol Aneas?

Ceol Aneas is a festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance

Ceol Aneas (pronounced key-ol an-ass) which means Music of the South in the Irish language, attracts traditional Irish musicians from around Aotearoa/New Zealand and abroad.

There are workshops in tradition Irish tunes and technique for instruments, a singing workshop and there are also dance classes. Registration is required for these workshops.

There is also a cèilidh (or céilí) on Saturday night which anyone can attend, and a Concert on Sunday night.

Ceol Aneas students, tutors and other musicians will be in the pubs around Nelson playing traditional Irish music sessions. There is no charge for these sessions, and you might want to go to more than one, as each one will be different.

Find out more
Irish Traditional music concert, NCMA Nelson

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Early bird ends: 21 Apr 2024
Instrumental classes are designed for intermediate and advanced students.