The Event Guide for Coleman Traditional Irish Music Centre

The Coleman Music Centre in Gurteen Co. Sligo hosts many concerts, sessions, plays, and competitions. The Centre prides itself in attracting many of the most influential and talented names in Traditional Irish Music. Buy your ticket for our shows today.

Traditional Music Exhibition

1st Jan - 20th Dec 2017

Audio Visual and exhibition of the history of traditional Irish Music...more details.

€5.00  €4.00

Oisín MacDiarmada, Samantha Harvey & Daithí Gormley in concert

9th June 2018 at 8.30pm

Oisín MacDiarmada, Samantha Harvey & Daithí Gormley in concert...more details.


Pete Higgins in concert

Saturday 16th June at 8.30pm

Pete Higgins writes music because he has to. Once a melody materialises in his head, he has to capture it and mould it or it will consume his thoughts for the entire day. The results of this constant melodic moulding can be heard in his debut single ‘Circadian Rhythm & Blues’ - the title track from his forthcoming debut album due for release on March 23rd. A native of Boyle, Co. Roscommon and now based in Galway city, Pete has written music as long as he has been able to play music. His songs are rooted in an acoustic foundation and build in layers to create a sound that serves the melody. Lyrical inspiration is derived from the always present and ever changing Atlantic Ocean - “I see the ocean every day from my bedroom window and it changes colour and texture continuously, it’s ebbs and flows always remind me of the ups and downs of modern day life”. The daily strive to be a well-adjusted adult in today’s world also plays a large role in his lyrics. “So many songs have been written about love - the only way to not add to the many clichés out there is to speak honestly” ...more details.


Shaskeen in Concert

23rd June 2018 at 8.30pm

Formed in 1970, original member Tom Cussen is a vital and energetic band leader. Tom has witnessed the evolution of the band over the years, managing the business side and staying alert to trend changes in the music industry. Other original members were Johnny Minogue, Maureen Minogue, Sean McDonagh and Benny O’Connor. They were replaced over the years with stalwart players and singers such as: Eddie Maloney, Paddy McMahon, P.J.Hernon, Connie Murphy, Johnny Walsh, Sean Conway, Mark Gregory, Gary Hastings, Mike Fahy, Charlie Harris, Sean Keane and Kevin Rohan among others. The current line is Eamonn Cotter, Pat Broderick, Patsy McDonagh, Geraldine Cotter, Tom Cussen, Pat Costello, Johnny Donnellan and Sean Conway. In forty seven years and long before Ryanair or online booking, Shaskeen was travelling and playing to packed houses all over Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. They have a unique and versatile approach to the music, always conscious of their audiences, respectful of the tradition but innovative in the ‘Shaskeen way.’ Like the difference in styles between the Kerry polkas, the Sligo or Donegal fiddler and the east Clare tradition, it would be fair to say that there will, in future generations, be commentary made on ‘the Shaskeen style.’ This has ‘stood to the band over the years and is evident in their vast repertoire. Shaskeen has made fifteen recordings, the most recent being ‘Walking uptown,’ which encompasses tunes and songs, some well known, others enlivened and enhanced by the ‘Shaskeen treatment.’ Vincent Broderick’s barn dances are sweetly rendered, Chris Droney lent a tune, Charlie Harris inspired another and the American polkas are given a rousing Irish arrangement. Sean Tyrell sings a 19 th century poem and Marcus Hernon’s bird waltzes fit perfectly with the well known reels, ‘The bucks of Oranmore, Rakish Paddy & Come west along the road.’...more details.


Dave Munnelly Trio in concert

2nd August 2018 at 8.30pm

Dave Munnelly Trio in concert...more details.


Fr. James McDonagh & Friends in Concert

2nd September 2018 at 8.00pm

Fr. James McDonagh with family & friends in concert. A night not to be missed! Early booking advisable...more details.


Men Of The West - Stephen Doherty, David Doocey & Pat Coyne

Sat 15th September 2018 at 8.30pm

Men Of The West - As the names suggests, this trio hail from the west. Pat Coyne from Maam valley in Connemara, is a driving force on guitar and renowned for his powerful songs, singing a mix of ballads and songs from across the Atlantic. Stephen Doherty and David Doocey hail from Foxford, in Co. Mayo. Both have numerous All Ireland titles to their name. Stephen brings Accordion, Flute and Whistle to the group whilst David features on Fiddle and Concertina. All three are full time members of renowned singer Sean Keane’s band, and have toured with various groups and productions to over twenty five countries in the last fifteen years as professional musicians. Men Of The West delivers a mix of high energy tunes in a traditional and contemporary style mixed with dynamic songs and airs....more details.


Paul Byrom in Concert

22nd September, at 8.30pm

Paul Byrom is often hailed as one of Ireland's premier tenors. The Dublin-born entertainer has been in the music industry for over 20 years. Paul recorded his first album "The Golden Voice" as a boy soprano aged 14. His second release, entitled VELVET, was in 2005 and reached #2 in the Irish music charts which has led to many appearances on Irish Television and Radio, including "Celebrity Jigs and Reels" where he reached the grand final. He also appeared for a short while in Ireland's longest running soap "FAIR CITY". Paul went on to release his Christmas album entitled "I'll Be Home For Christmas" in 2008, which charted in the Classical Billboard Charts and continues to sell well. His talent as a singer has taken him far and wide, and some of the many highlights include performing for dignitaries such as Emperor Akihito of Japan, Former Irish President's Mary McAleese and Mary Robinson and most recently for United States President, Barack Obama and Speaker of The House, John Boehner. ...more details.


Pilgrim St

20th October 2018 at 8.30pm

Pilgrim St Strongly influenced by Bluegrass, Old Time Country and Folk Music, and fusing this style with traditional folk songs from this side of the Atlantic, Pilgrim St bring a warm and lively atmosphere to venues around the country with their concerts. July 2015 saw the release of their debut E.P. Welcome to Pilgrim St, recorded live in a one day session in Crookedwood Studios, Slane, featuring the wide range of musical styles the band possess in five original songs. Band members include members of Navan bands Trigger and the Hitmen and The Great Simones: Peadar Farrelly ( Guitar, Vocals ), Singer/Songwriter Eugene Donegan ( Banjo, Vocals ), Eoin McDonnell ( Mandolin, Vocals ), Francis McGinn ( Bass ), Mark Lynch ( Dobro ), Brendan Kelly ( Accordion, Vocals ) and and Cathal McQuaid ( Fiddle ). For more information on this band go to details.