Programme 2019

This year there are a few changes to the programme, which we hope will lead to a better experience for both our faculty and students.

As always, we're trying to balance increasing numbers of students, more events, and a limited number of venues, against a three day time span, and so we've decided on the following changes.

It has always been a principle of the Cruinniú, that in contrast to other teaching festivals, all students have a class with each teacher, something which had proved increasingly difficult year on year with increases in student numbers, and the issue of keeping class sizes small - another of our founding principles.

Another aspect of the programme that was coming under pressure for the same reasons was the Flute Clinic, as there was simply not enough time to stick to the original plan of giving everyone an individual slot.

So this year, Hammy Hamilton, who was the flute "clinician" reverts to his original role as a tutor, meaning that there are 6 tutors this year...Hammy, Conal Ó Gráda, Caomhín Ó Fearghaíl, Joanne Quirke, Orlaith McAuliffe, and Kevin Crawford.

To give every one access to each teacher then means increasing the number of classes to 6 from last year's 4, and we've done this by manipulating class times, which by a happy coincidence also gives us more afternoon time available for other events.

One other important change is with regards to registration. This year there will be registration at 9pm in the Mills as well as on Thurday morning.

The Thursday evening concert continues this year, and we're more than delighted to announce that we've secured the services of the elusive Tap Room Trio for their first concert since....

Follow this link for the programme as it stands.