Donegal Summer School of Music July

Donegal Summer School of Music - Making Music, Having Fun!

We're moving. Due to building works in Loreto Letterkenny, we have relocated to Errigal College this year.

This year's Summer School runs from 8th - 13th July, in Errigal College, Letterkenny. Check out our new classes on offer this year here.


Now in its 20th year, the Summer School is an ideal way to explore the world of music. Classes can be enjoyed by students who already take music lessons and also by keen newcomers. It's a great opportunity to work on your current interests or try something you've always wondered about!


Classes are open to students aged from 8 - 18 and a morning workshop called Semibreves is offered to children aged 6 - 8. Some classes require a skill level while others are open to all. Students may participate in classes that develop solo skills and can also gain experience in ensemble playing.


Everyone is encouraged to take part in end-of-week concerts where family members can enjoy the fruits of your week's work. BOOK NOW

The DSSM is a non-profit organisation and provides top quality music tuition. Our fee of €150 (Full School) and €75 (Semibreves) remains unchanged for many years. Family discounts are also available.


The Summer School Committee would like to thank sincerely all the very talented tutors, volunteers, Donegal Music Education Partnership, Donegal County Council and our local sponsors/suppliers, Limavady Pianos, The Board and Principal of Errigal College, our patron Lady Heather Robinson, and of course, the pupils of the school and their parents, for making the Donegal Summer School of Music a continuing success.

The Summer School programme is carefully planned to allow pupils a good choice of instrumental and voice classes, as well as tuition in Modern Dance and Arts and Crafts. It offers a wide variety of classes with experienced and enthusiastic tutors, in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. The half-day Semibreves class is for our youngest pupils (6-8 years). As students transition to the main school, the Musical Minors class provides an introduction to various instruments.


Class times are 10.00am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday. There are two main concerts which showcase core elements of the School, one on Fri 12th after school and one on Sat morning 13th to close the school. Some performances also take place in classrooms on Friday and family members are always welcome. Concert timetables will be issued to students during the week.


The Summer School may be contacted by email at or by phone at 086 6649954

The DSSM Committee: Breege Doherty, Susie Carey, Zoe Stephenson, Ellen Quinn, Brenda Kelly, Victoria McHugh and Annie Condron