On Thursday special guest tutor, the renowned Master of traditional fiddle Matt Cranitch will visit us for Workshop#6 for an informative lesson. Matt Cranitch is renowned at home in Ireland and abroad as an Irish traditional fiddle-player, teacher, lecturer and author. He has performed extensively with various groups at concerts and festivals, as well as on radio and television, and has made a number of highly-acclaimed recordings. He has also presented many lectures, master-classes and workshops on various aspects of Irish traditional music.

Midleton and East Cork is a foodies haven, with many places to enjoy the local produce, including a fantastic farmers market on Saturday mornings. On Tuesday 12th June we will have a meal together at the wonderful Sage Restaurant, which uses produce from the local area. (meal included in fee) We will then roll across the road to a lively session in Wallis’ Bar and we might even bring a cello or more to join in…

On Wednesday 13th June we will go into Cork to have a meal (meal not included, as you may want to explore Cork a little before we meet in the bar, or may want a quiet night in!) and visit one (or more) of the bars running the popular Lee Sessions

For more information on the beautiful seaside hotel where you will be staying, do visit their website! Garryvoe Hotel

On Wednesday afternoon, I have booked us a session with a ‘Bodymarc’ practitioner Lise Pederson. This is a very gentle body awareness session which involves very little from you but has huge benefits for your whole body, creating ultimate relaxation and freedom in your structure, ready to get you playing in a powerfully relaxed manner. Have a look at her BodyMarc Introduction

 You will also have access to the luxurious Health Club which has a Jogging Ring, Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi, Outdoor Hot Tub & Fully Equipped Gym.

 Add to all that the sublime walks on the beach and you will certainly feel the wonderful benefits of an Irish Cello Retreat!

lovely airy and bright rooms to work in:


Get inspired, loosen your body with great technical tricks and tips, expand your repertoire and play the way you want to hear!



“She was incredibly welcoming and both perceptive and supportive in her teaching. It was a real pleasure to meet and spend time with her, cello in hand.”