Irish Traditional Music
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Do you enjoy Traditional Irish Music Sessions? Would you like to join in and belt out a few tunes? If so you have come to the right place.
Learn to play Dance Tunes and Airs on Fiddle, Tin Whistle or Tenor Banjo.
You could be :- an absolute beginner, a classical player looking to try something different, or even an old hand looking for new tunes and skills. Perhaps you took lessons once upon a time and fancy dusting off your instrument. Whatever your age or current level you can benefit from attending a regular class.
Traditional Irish Music Lessons for groups and individuals have been running since 2010. Classes are held regularly in Killorglin. Tuition is also available Online.
Fiddle | Banjo | Tin Whistle Foundation to Advanced
Lessons are tailored to each student with goals such as developing specific musical skills (ear, rhythm), improving technique, preparing for competition or exams, increasing repertoire, general stagecraft, and skills needed for playing for dancers or in ensembles.
Foundation to Intermediate
Lessons follow a step by step curriculum to ensure that everyone progresses.
Class sizes are kept small. Instruments and levels are matched up as far as possible.
Larger Group classes where students learn a specific set of tunes and arranging and performing skills. There are regular events organised so that students get the opportunity to use what they have learned. Past events have included entry in Busking and Group Music competitions, Open Sessions and Concerts.
Prepare for Junior or Leaving Cert Practical
You can also prepare for any of the Exams in traditional music offered by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann, London College of Music and the Leinster School of Music.
If you are interested in competing we can include competition repertoire in your lesson plan.
Group competitions can be particularly enjoyable and provide a great learning experience.
Sessions and Festivals
Once you have built up a repertoire of tunes you can join the informal sessions which are arranged regularly for students.
You can also busk at local festivals, join in open sessions or play at local events.
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