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Irish Traditional Music

Course Description

The new Irish Traditional Music course at Tramore Road is a one-year level 5 programme based in the heart of Cork City. This dynamic course will afford students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and understanding of traditional music while placing a strong emphasis on practical musicianship, complemented by opportunities to perform, manage events, and learn about the music industry. A central element of this course is the opportunity to undertake practical work experience, helping students establish themselves within the performance community by building links with musicians in the industry. As well as ensemble performance classes, students will be afforded weekly one-to-one instrumental tuition from experienced performers. Regular guest workshops will be presented by some of the finest exponents of traditional Irish music as well as industry practitioners, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of performance and music business. Whether students to utilize this course as a pathway to higher education or to establish themselves as accomplished musicians, they will acquire hands-on experience and a comprehensive understanding of Irish music, performance practice, music theory and the workings of the music industry that will stand to them throughout their careers.


Tramore Road Campus has a long-established history of music education and is a vibrant hub of performing arts with the Music, Management & Sound courses supplying top quality professional performers and sound engineers to the music industry for over thirty years.

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