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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:53 am 
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The annual meetup in Ballyvourney is open for registrations see: http://flutemeet.org/Flutemeet/Welcome.html

2020 workshops by Kevin Crawford, Orlaith McAuliffe, Hammy Hamilton, Barry Kerr, Seán Ó Broin and Geraldine MacNamara. That's an awesome class line-up.

Last year 72 students signed up for the 6 masterclass work-streams and in all there were around 100 fluters participating in the various activities and evening sessions. I loved the afternoon sessions which typically kicked off 3PM and went until the very late (or early, depending on your definition) hours of the morning. I had a lot of good music events in 2019, but for me as a flute player - the Cruinniú was the clear winner.

Hope to see some of you there.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:19 pm 
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Just signed up and checked Weston House - the BandB is already booked out for the week! Fast work by someone... Still, I expect I'll be able to find somewhere else to stay.

I've missed a couple in the last ten years,including last year, but it has always been fun and illuminating. It does seem that the trend is to getting bigger though.

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Very doubtful that I'll manage to get to next year's event, but I would just like to encourage anyone with an interest in Irish flute playing to attend.
Hope all is well with you, Chris.

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ChrisCracknell wrote:
Just signed up and checked Weston House - the BandB is already booked out for the week! Fast work by someone... Still, I expect I'll be able to find somewhere else to stay.

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If possible could someone explain more regarding Western house , band B and accommodation?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:48 am 
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Kevin it is a b&b next to the Mills Inn in Ballyvourney Co Cork. It has a website but note it is Weston House not "Western"


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Yup, the event is ever popular. Last year 72 students for the 6 workshop streams (12 per class max.). Ballyvourney isn't a large town and accommodation is booked up very quickly. There are over 100 flute players/visitors (plus some partners and families). The Mills Inn is the epicentre of evening craic and is generally booked out awfully quickly. Weston B&B is just across the road from Mills Inn. I know three room bookings who were fortunate. But gotta act quickly. Same for the 72 tuition slots - they are generally filled fairly quickly - within a matter of weeks. However anybody with a flute can just come along for all the other evening/session activities.

Grab any accommodation in the town or within walking distance - you'll only be spending 4 hours a night in bed if last year is anything to go by :-)

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ChrisCracknell wrote:
Just signed up and checked Weston House - the BandB is already booked out for the week! Fast work by someone... Still, I expect I'll be able to find somewhere else to stay.

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If possible could someone explain more regarding Western house , band B and accommodation?


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Can anyone confirm if the website closes application or gives some notice when they are full and the applicant has to then go on the waiting list?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:12 pm 
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Kevin - the website announces when registration is closed. Last year it was in second week of January so be quick if you are thinking of going.


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Registration is now closed. A waiting list has been opened.


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