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NEW Traditional Irish Music for Adults/ ME006 (10 Weeks)

Course Overview

Certificate of Attendance
Course Code:
ME006 | TUES 19.00-21.00

This programme is designed for those who wish to enrich their understanding of traditional Irish music and at the same time learn to play the music on the tin whistle. It is suitable for complete beginners through to those who may have learned some tunes previously and wish to pick it up again. It is intended that participants may follow the course with regular tuition on an instrument of their choice. “Playing music is one of the best things yous can do for your brain”.

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Programme Description
  • Introductory tuition on tin whistle
  • Tune types- reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas, slides, barn dances, mazurkas, set dances, airs & marches
  • History of the music
  • Summary of the important collections of Irish music
  • Evolution of various instruments
  • Influential musicians
  • Structure & style including ornamentation and variation
This provision is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.