Coleman Irish Music Centre - Ceoláras Coleman
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A visit to the centre will provide a first-hand experience of Sligo’s original brand of traditional music
Visitors can view an audio-visual presentation on the history of Irish traditional music and experience the innovative exhibition area with its interactive multimedia terminals of various musicians, their music and styles from the beginning of the last century to modern times. The centre is very welcoming and caters for individuals and groups as well as coach tours.
The shop stocks a vast selection of traditional music CD's, including many of an archival type, DVDs, music books, musical instruments, accessories, gift ideas and lots more.
Nightly Summer Sessions throughout July and August where this stage show of Irish music, song and dance features the resident group showcasing traditional music at its best. This is one of the longest running shows of its kind. Visitors are encouraged to participate if they so wish and also to learn a step of a dance such as ‘The Stack of Barley' or ‘Shoe the Donkey’.
The Coleman Farmhouse Cottage
This farmhouse cottage is a replica of the original Coleman home, which will give visitors a unique insight into how people lived in the early 20th century in Ireland. The building has three rooms, is constructed of red sandstone and is roofed in traditional thatch. The cottage contains everyday cooking utensils, furniture, crockery and other artifacts, which date back to the 1920's. These give the visitor a living representation of life during that time (visit by appointment).