Event Registration

Registration for the 2023 Northeast Tionól is now open!

If you’re registering for the full tionól (which includes classes, a workshop, the lecture, and the concerts), follow the steps below.

  1. Go to the Details page and decide which workshop you want to take on Sunday.
  2. Check out our t-shirt design for 2023. You can order one online with your registration; note that we’ll also have some extras for sale at the event.
  3. Come back here when you’ve picked your workshop and sign up using the registration form. You can pay online or by check; when you get to the payment options you’ll see the choices.
  4. NEW FOR 2023! To facilitate the check-in process onsite, we’re implementing tickets this year. There’s a link to your tickets in the confirmation email you’ll receive when you register (see example at right). Please be sure to print your ticket (or save as PDF and store it in your phone or tablet) and bring it with you; it has a QR code that we’ll scan to check you in.

If you’re not registering for the tionól but just want to take one of the workshops (classes are open only to people who’ve registered for the tionól), follow the steps below.

  1. Go to the Details page and decide which workshop you want to take on Sunday.
  2. Come back here and use the registration form to sign up.

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you in October! If you have questions, please use the comment area below and we’ll get back to you.

Tionól Registration Prices

  • Early Bird (if you register before August 20): $180
  • Regular Registration (if you register between August 21 and September 30): $200
  • On-Site Registration (online registration closes starting October 1): $220

Accommodations and Meals

  • Gavin’s is already sold out for accommodations for the tionól weekend (this is typical; if you missed the boat this year, try making your reservations in March or April next year). Other accommodations are available in East Durham; check out the Shamrock House, Rose Motel, the Blackthorne Resort, and others.
  • If you’re not staying at Gavin’s but want to eat with the gang, you can buy meals at the daytime guest rates: Breakfast $12.95 Lunch $14.95 Dinner $24.95

See our roommates and transportation-sharing page if you want to find a roommate or opportunities for shared transportation.

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If you want to make a donation to the tionól, please use the link below; our registration software can’t handle donations. Thank you! Donations are tax-deductible. We will send you a receipt for your records.

15 thoughts on “Event Registration

  1. Does anyone have any tips or tricks for the weekend? This is my first time going, and just wondering if anyone has any helpful advice.

    1. Hi Barbara — the nice thing is that the tionól is all in one place (Gavin’s) so assuming you got a room there you can spend the entire weekend. The schedule is on the “Details” page of the tionól website. There are always lots of sessions after the concerts: the biggest session is in the pub and there’s typically another big session in the tea room — that’s where the slow session happens on Friday night after the concert, and on Saturday night the session in the tea room is often (but not always) in the key of C. There are sessions elsewhere as well, in the classrooms and in people’s room, just wander around. The pub is where registration happens on Friday and also where the concerts happen. The classrooms and workshops are in a number of different rooms; you’ll have a map in your registration packet. It’s a relaxed event and everyone’s nice and helpful so just come prepared to have a good time!

  2. Oisín’s Saturday workshop (slow airs) is full, but the Sunday workshop still has a few spaces and the classes are still available (fiddlers are assigned one class with each instructor).

  3. Hi Arbo, registration is almost open but not quite — we’ve got one loose end to tie up before it can go live. It should happen this weekend (July 18 or 19). Once registration is live I’ll send out an email to everyone on the list. You’re on the list!

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