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Sligo Trad Artist in Residence

Earlier this year, Trad Ireland/Traid Éireann announced that award-winning fiddle and banjo player John Carty has been selected as Trad Artist in Residence for County Sligo. The year-long residency began in July and focuses on creative development, while also including a strong community-engagement strand. A working space has been provided in Hawk’s Well Theatre throughout the residency, and a number of outreach components will see John share his wealth of knowledge with a variety of groups.

John Carty will be in residence at the Hawk's Well Theatre on the second Saturday of the month from January to April from 2-5pm. If anyone is interested in booking a half hour clinic with John to play, listen or talk about things relating to Sligo tradition, you can get in touch with him by emailing

More afternoon dates to follow.

The residency is made possible by funding from the Arts Council’s Special Projects Award and support from Hawk’s Well Theatre.