Cushendall, in County Antrim, is the base for a local cultural initiative, established to promote traditional music, singing and dancing in the area.
The Antrim Glens Traditions Group was founded in 1991 and promotes traditional singing and dancing, and the teaching of various instruments.

The Traditional Singers' Club (no guitars!) usually meets on the 2nd Friday of each month, except December and January, in Cushendall ( McCollam's Bar). Traditional Instrument classes in fiddle, accordion and tin whistle are held in St. Aloysius' Secondary School, Cushendall, September to April, and these are very well supported, especially by the younger generation, with an annual Masterclass weekend in October. Regular Dance classes are held in Cushendall during Autumn and Spring. These activities are managed by a working committee and are funded currently under the Awards for All scheme supervised by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

For traditional/folk music lovers outside N Ireland, this should have whetted your appetite and you may wish to visit this (officially designated) "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty",  see the nearby Giant's Causeway and sample some of the musical delights described here. The Antrim Glens Traditions Group may be contacted through its secretary Evelyn McCurry on +44-28-21771372 or committee member Mick Quinn, 27 Chapel Road, Cushendall, County Antrim, BT44 0RS, Phone: +44-28-21771610

The work of the Antrim Glens Traditions Group is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery Awards for All programme.

Awards for All Logo logo of N. Ireland Arts Council

Musical History of the Area

Glens Music CDs & Tapes

McCollam's Bar

Green Glens Web Site

Causeway Coast Music Web

This page was updated 20th December 2007, as a public service, by former committee member and webmaster Sean Quinn. It is no longer the official web site of the Group and no responsibility is taken for the accuracy of the information contained here. The Group is still active. Telephone the contacts listed for information about the Group's current activities.