The Coleman Traditional Irish Music Centre is a celebration of Irish Music, Culture and Heritage as expressed in the South Sligo Style of music played by Michael Coleman and other musicians of his time. This community based enterprise in Gurteen, Co.Sligo, Ireland is dedicated to ensuring that the tradition of Irish music remains a living one 'an traidisiún beo' and that it continues to be enjoyed by all ages and nationalities.
The Coleman Music Centre features three main attractions: the Coleman Cottage and Archive, which remembers the past, the Music School which, builds for the future and lastly the Visitors Centre and Theatre which celebrates the tradition. The South Sligo area has produced many of the finest traditional musician. None so famous as the legendary Michael Coleman, known for his distinct South Sligo style of playing.
The theatre can accommodate 150 people seated and is also used to facilitate Ceili nights and exhibitions by writers, painters, craftsmen and craftswomen in the locality. A series of concerts will be run over the Summer months which will feature the finest living exponents of traditional music, including many artists from abroad. The theatre also houses an audiovisual display on South Sligo: it's music and the life of Michael Coleman.
Distance from St Angela’s: 45 km