Catskills Irish Arts Week

Event Information

The Catskills Irish Arts Week looks forward to celebrating its 30th year as a week-long summer school of traditional Irish music, song, and dance under the auspices of the Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural and Sports Centre in East Durham, New York — the heart of the Irish Catskills.

Classes are scheduled Monday to Friday July 15-19 in the morning from 10-11:30 am and 1:30-3 pm at assigned venues in the area two weeks before based on registration. Classes are available for full time (twice a day but separate) or Part-Time ( either Morning or Afternoon ) and it covers your admission to the Evening Concerts and Ceilithe by the Teaching Performing Faculty which are open to the general public also payable at the gate. There will be late afternoon topical lectures from 4-5:15 pm where the ceilithe will be all week in the famed Shamrock House with Fear A Tí Padraig McEneany from 9 pm -12 am. There will be a Barn dance on Wednesday from 7:30- 10 pm on the festival grounds for all the dance students and general public who can pay at the Gate. The Concerts on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday are from 7:30-9:30 pm on the Quill Festivals Grounds in the McGrath Pavilion free for the registered students but open to the public. From 10 pm to midnight participating resorts and roadhouse will host open sessions galore including the intimate Listening Room all week which have no admission changes and open to everyone. .

A Finale Festival will be held Saturday July 20th on the festival grounds from noon to 6pm and tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 but $25 at the Gate on Saturday. Saturday Festival Tickets are not part of student registration packets but can be ordered as part of registration process online or through the Quill Office during the week.

There is ample parking on the Quill Festival Grounds and Tir N Og Office at 2267 Route 145, East Durham, NY 12423. Handicapped Accessibility is available to all but advanced notice is very much appreciated.

Transportation   Where to Stay

Instructors

Fiddle

InstructorMorningAfternoon
Gerry O’ConnorAdvancedIntermediate
Sorcha CostelloAdvanced BeginnerAdvanced
Rose Conway FlanaganIntermediateAdvanced
Bernadette Nic GabhannIntermediateAdvanced
Nathan GourleyAdvancedAdvanced Beginner
Willie KellyAdvancedIntermediate
Brendan CallahanAdvanced BeginnerIntermediate

Flute

InstructorMorningAfternoon
Catherine McEvoyAdvancedAdvanced
Siobhan KellyAdvanced BeginnerIntermediate
Larry NugentIntermediateAdvanced Beginner

Whistle

InstructorMorningAfternoon
Mary BerginIntermediateAdvanced
Brenda DowlingAdvanced BeginnerAdvanced Beginner
Eileen Clune-GoodmanAdvancedIntermediate

Accordion

InstructorMorningAfternoon
Patty FurlongAdvanced BCIntermediate BC
Diarmuid O MeachairAdvanced C#DMelodion — all levels
Colm GannonIntermediate BCAdvanced BC
Loretta Egan MurphyAdvanced BeginnersIntermediate C#D

Concertina

InstructorMorningAfternoon
Caitlin Nic GabhannIntermediateAdvanced
Catriona FeeAdvanced BeginnerIntermediate

Piano Accompaniment

InstructorMorningAfternoon
Brendan DolanIntermediateAdvanced
Michelle BerginAdvanced BeginnerIntermediate

Harp

InstructorMorningAfternoon
Aisling LyonsIntermediateAdvanced
Seamus O’FlahertyAdvanced Beginner

Uilleann Pipes

InstructorMorningAfternoon
Joey AbartaAdvancedIntermediate
Isaac AldersonAdvanced BeginnerIntermediate
Conor MallonIntermediateAdvanced

Banjo

InstructorMorningAfternoon
Pauline ConneelyAdvancedAll levels

Guitar/Bouzouki/Mandolin

InstructorMorningAfternoon
Alan MurrayGuitar – AdvancedBouzouki – All levels
Graham DunneGuitar – IntermediateGuitar – Advanced
Jefferson HamerMandolin – All levels

Bodhrán

InstructorMorningAfternoon
Colin HarteAdvancedAll Levels

Irish Language

InstructorMorningAfternoon
Siobhán Ní ChiobháinIntermediateAdvanced

Dance

InstructorMorningAfternoon
Padraig McEneanySet Dancing (10 am straight through to 12:30 PM)
Jackie O’RileySean Nos Solo StepsSean Nos Solo Steps
Regan WickContemporary Solo StepContemporary Solo Step

Creative Writing

InstructorMorningAfternoon
Deirdre CroninAll levelsAll levels

Singing

InstructorMorningAfternoon
Niamh ParsonsAll levelsAll levels
Seamus O’FlahertySongs in Irish
Liz HanleyAll levelsAll levels
Jefferson HamerChild Ballads

Mixed Instrument Ensemble

InstructorMorningAfternoon
Ann Marie AcostaIntermediate/Advanced Geared for 12 and overBeginner/Basic for younger children 5-11
Classes held at Gavin’s Resort

Transportation Options

Bus & Coach

Adirondack Trailways – NYC Port Authority Bus Terminal
800-858-8555 — www.trailwaysny.com

Hunter Motor Coach, Inc – Charter Service – Coxsackie
800-263-4463 or 518-731-6248 — www.huntermotorcoach.com

Northeast Transport Services Inc. (also known as Chariot Limousine Airport & Shuttle Service)
845-876-3000 or 845-758-5050 – www.chariotairporttransportation.com

Premier Express Shuttle – Transportation to LaGuardia & JFK.  Pick up at Stewart’s Shop in Catskill, Exit 21 off the NYS Thruway.  Reservations required. – 800-772-2171 – www.premierlimo.com

Airports

Albany International Airport
518-242-2200 – www.albanyairport.com

Stewart International Airport – Newburgh, NY
845-564-2100 – www.stewartinternationalairport.com

Train

Amtrak
800-872-7245 or 518-828-3379 – www.amtrak.com

Car & Taxi Services

CCAR Services – Coxsackie
518-577-7109 – www.ccarservice.com

Coxsackie Transport – Coxsackie
www.coxsackietransport.com

ITAC Safe Rides – East Durham Area
518-929-5472

Hudson Valley Car Services, LLC – serving all of Greene County and the Hudson Valley, airport transportation
518-821-7496

Lee Taxi Service – To & from Catskill to Greenville; airport transportation
518-966-4861

Majestic Mountain Taxi — Windham or Catskill
518-734-4096 (Windham); 518-470-7071 (Catskill) — www.majesticmountaintaxi.com

Pronto Taxi
518-945-1040 or 518-822-9500

Riverview Taxi
518-828-2884

Smiley’s Transport – Tannersville
518-589-6533

Union Transport (Hudson)
518-567-2131

Accommodations

Here are some accommodations nearby, collected for your convenience. Please check with individual locations for availability.

1 Minute Away

Blackthorne Resort
BlackthorneResort.com
518-634-2541
1 Minute Away (3 Night Minimum)

Gavin’s Irish Country Inn
GavinsInn.com
518-634-2582
1 Minute Away

Michael Dee’s Motel
MichaelDeesMotel.com
518-634-7005
1 Minute Away

McGraths Edgewood Falls Motel
McGrathsMotelNY.com
518-634-2236
1 Minute Away

McReillys Motel
McReilly’s on Facebook
518-610-6861
1 Minute Away

Shamrock House
ShamrockHouse.com
518-634-2897
1 Minute Away

Simply Durham Cottages
Simply Durham Cottages on Facebook
518-634-7724
1 Minute Away

15 Minutes or Less

Country Place Resort (Zoom Flume)
TheCountryPlace.com
518-291-3988
8 Minutes Away

Hollowbrook Inn & Restaurant
HollowBrookInn.com
518-966-4683
8 Minute Away

Hull-O-Farms
Hull-O.com
518-239-6950
8 Minutes Away

The New Holiday House

1128 Route 145,Cairo, NY 12413

Phone 845-499-5895

www.thenewholidayhouse.com

McGrath’s Edgewood Falls-
518 634-2236
mcgrathsmotelny.com
5 Minutes Away

The Rose Motel
518 239-8496
rosemotelny.com
8 Minutes Away

Sunny Hill Resort
SunnyHill.com
518-634-7642
9 Minutes Away (3 Night Minimum)

Baumann’s Brookside Resort
Baumanns.com
518-966-5218
10 Minutes Away

Country Place Resort
thecountryplace.com
518 239-4559
10 Minutes Away

Greenville Arms 1889 Inn
GreenvilleArms.com
518-966-5219
10 Minutes

Pine Lake Manor
PineLakeManor.com
518-966-5745
10 Minutes Away

Pine Ridge Farm
CatskillMountainWeddings.com
518-966-5233 or 518-944-7491
10 Minutes Away

Red Ranch Motel
RedRanchMotel.com
518-678-3380
1-800-893-5140
10 Minutes Away

The Woodhouse Lodge
TheWoodhouseLodge.com
518-819-1993
10 Minutes Away (3 Night Minimum)

Whip – O – Will Campsites – Campsites Only
518-622-3277
whip-o-will.com
10 Minutes Away

Thunderhart
ThunderhartGolf.com
518-634-2268
10 Minutes Away

Simple Life Cottage
Simple Life Cottage on Facebook
Airbnb
12 Minutes Away

Hollow Brook Inn
518 966-4683
hollowbrookinn.com
12 Minutes Away

Island Green Resort
theislandgreen.com
518 966-5243
13 Minutes Away

Sunny hill Resort-
518 634-7642
www.sunnyhill.com
14 Minutes Away

Thunderhart Golf Course
518 634-7816
thunderhart Golf.com
14 Minutes Away

The Island Green
TheIslandGreen.com
518-966-5343
12 Minutes Away

Glen Brook Farm
Glen Brook Farm on Facebook
518-622-9563
14 Minutes Away

Bavarian Manor
347-993-5925
15 Minutes Away

Winwood Inn
518 734-3000
windhammountainclub.com/accommodation/winwood-inn
15 Minutes Away

Within 30 Minutes

Crystal Brook Resort
CrystalBrook.com
518-622-3751
17 Minutes Away

Wylder Windham
518 734-4510
wylderhotels.com
17 Minutes Away

A Tiny House Resort
aTinyHouseResort.com
518-622-2626
18 Minutes Away

Bavarian Manor Country Inn
TheBavarianManorHotel.com
518-622-3261
18 Minutes Away

Riedlbauer’s Resort
RiedlbauersResort.com
518-622-9584
18 Minutes Away

Glens Falls House-Booked
518 622-9363
glenfallshouse.com
14 Minutes Away

Winter Clove Inn
WinterClove.com
518-622-3267
18 Minutes Away

Wolff’s Maple Breeze
WolffsMapleBreezeResort.com
518-943-3648
18 Minutes Away

The Sun Barn Glamp Ground listings
houfy.com/ls/thesunbarn
Within 20 Minutes

Murphy’s Law Public House
MurphysLawLeeds.com
518-719-8226
20 Minutes Away (2 Night Minimum)

Old Catskill Game Farm Inn
TheOldGameFarm.com
518-719-2177
20 Minutes Away

Paiule Catskill
piaule.com/booking
518-719-1919
We have up to 6 cabins available if the guest were looking to stay Friday, May 24th through Monday, May 27th.
We do have a 2 night minimum. In the event that you do want to book as a group there is a Food and Beverage minimum associated with this.
20 Minutes Away

Shinglekill Falls B&B
Shinglekill.com
(845) 216-2587
20 Minutes Away

Jimmy O’Connors Windham Mountain Inn
518 734-4270
www.windhaminn.com
20 Minutes Away

Christmas Windham House
518 734 4230
windhamhouse.com
21 Minutes Away

Stewart House
www.stewarthouse.com
518 947-1587
24 Minutes Away

Camp Catskills RV
www.campcatskillsrvpark.com
518 517-4632
24 Minutes Away

Hunter Mountain Vail Resorts
Cabins & RV’s available
huntermtn.com
800 987-6042

Best Western New Baltimore Inn
BestWestern.com
518-731-8100
30 Minutes Away

Holiday Inn Express
IHG.com
518-719-1999
30 Minutes Away

Howard Johnson
WyndhamHotels.com
888-791-3992
30 Minutes Away

Scribner’s Lodge
518 628-5130
31 Minutes Away

James Newbury Hotel
518 719-9800
jamesnewburyhotel.com
31 Minutes Away

Deer Mountain Inn
518 589-6268
deermountaininn.com
33 Minutes Away

Hotel Mountain Brook
518 589-6740
hotelmountainbrook.com
35 Minutes Away

Black Bear Lodge
518 989-6582
blackbearlodgecatskills.com
37 Minutes Away

Spruceton Inn
518 989-6404
sprucetoninn.com
48 Minutes Away

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