Great food, natural beauty and like-minded individuals with a sense of artist adventure is what you can expect from a West Cork Music retreat
Retreats are a new West Cork Music initiative started in March 2017.
When you are lucky enough to live in a beautiful place you want to share the experience with others. And what better way to enjoy it then immersing yourself in sounds and words in the hub of the creative community of West Cork!
Springboard was initiated in 2017 with the aim to create a safe and inspirational space for musicians to come together and immerse themselves in the creation of and experimentation with, sound.
Our tutor for the first two years was the super-talented Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Caoimhín based his workshops on the concept of wabi-sabi and focussing on exploring new ways of thinking, experimenting and generally getting the mind working in different ways. What is beauty in sound to me? How can I put more feeling into my music? How can I make it mean more? How can I find more freedom while playing?
Now for 2019 Springboard we have Aindrias de Staic leading the group. Aindrias will bring an exciting new perspective to the retreat with his effervescent personality and background in community music and vibrant gypsy musical style.
Springboard was, and is, our first launch into this area – but do watch this space – we’re excited about our plans for more retreats coming soon.