Good news on SCT for young musicians who must find the present crisis very difficult. Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí!
Starting immediately Comhaltas have launched an online site for all students of traditional Irish music at all levels to learn repertoire through the good offices of Oisin MacDiarmada , Kathryn Browne & Majella Bartley,
The material used for this programme is taken from and guided by the varying levels of the SCT exam syllabus. The levels are 1. Elementary Cycle, 2. Grade 1-5 and 3. Grade 6-8. This online site will help students to continue to develop their skills while at home. Three 3 tunes will be added each week, one for each level. You do not need to be entered into the exam system to learn from this site, developing a person’s repertoire is important for continued progression. You can access this site now at www.sctexams.com.
As you will be aware Sligo County Board has decided to postpone the County Fleadh (scheduled for Riverstown in June) because of the coronavirus pandemic. We hope to reschedule the County Fleadh if and when circumstances permit.
Le meas agus dóchas
Cathaoirleach CCE Fred Finn