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Sponsored walk on Slieve Gullion

Sponsored guided walk up Slieve Gullion in aid of the Traditional Arts Partnership (TAP) which is a community-based collaboration promoting and celebrating Traditional Arts (with a smiley face) in the South Armagh area. After the hike, there will be a barbeque and seisún/concert at Tí Chullain for all hikers.

Join a sponsored, fully guided, walk to the peak of Slieve Gullion to help raise funds for the Traditional Arts Partnership (TAP) to travel to Cataluyna to take part in a music festival there. TAP is a community-based collaboration promoting and celebrating Traditional Arts (with a smiley face) in the South Armagh area. TAP has sixteen tutors teaching and mentoring on 10 different instruments and also Seanós singing classes in English and Irish. Some of the tutors are just teenagers themselves.

TAP has 120 + children and adults enrolled in the classes which are based in Mullaghbawn. TAP encourages every young musician to regard themselves as a teacher, a mentor and exemplar for their peers and their community.
The young musicians work and play together as a team on a wide variety of instruments, learning and playing intricate arrangements on tunes – and developing their individual and collective social confidence.

TAP is very keen to foster promote social and community development through the medium of happy music-making. TAP encourages and gives the young musicians the opportunity to perform at a wide range of community, cross-community, national and international events.

This sponsored hike is being organised in partnership with Camp Gullion and the young people on the exchange from Barcelona will be joining the walk, which will finish back at Tí Chulainn centre with a barbeque and a seisún/concert from the young musicians. This hike is suitable for all ages but not for buggies as parts of the route are very rough. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring a picnic/packed lunch and plenty of water if it is hot. Good walking shoes or boots will make the walking easier.

There is no need to book, simply turn up at 10.30 am (walk starts at 11am) cost is £5 or £15 per family. Seisún and Ceili from 6.30pm.

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