Skip to main content

Learning & Participation

The West Wicklow Festival is proud to present a diverse programme of school workshops, masterclasses, family concerts and outdoor and indoor musical activities on the Russbsorough estate each year.

Many of these activities are presented in partnership with the National Concert Hall and engage leading Ireland-based music education practitioners. Our Family events are an integral part of our summer festival and have recently included a musical adventure through Russborough’s mystical Lady’s Island, and a Musical Maze!

We also give talented young Irish artists opportunities to take part in Rising Stars platform performances and to participate in masterclasses lead by our world-class international chamber musicians. In 2021 we launched our inaugural Composers Competition which was free to enter and open to all Irish or Ireland-based composers.