Traditional Music Courses | Cúrsaí Ceoil Tradisúinta

Scoil Acla’s traditional Irish music classes are an ever popular part of the week’s events with numbers increasing every year. We typically have students attending from Ireland, UK, Spain, Greece, Italy , United States and Asia. Catering for all levels ranging from beginners to advanced musicians, Scoil Acla’s traditional Irish music classes cover the following instruments:

Bodhrán Classes

Bodhrán Classes

Bodhrán The bodhrán (plural bodhráin  or bodhráns ) is an Irish frame drum ranging from 25 to 65 cm (10–26 in) in diameter, with most drums measuring 35–45 cm (14–18 in). The sides of the drum are 9–20 cm (3  1 ⁄2 –8 in) deep. A goatskin head is tacked...
Bosca Ceoil | Accordian Classes

Bosca Ceoil | Accordian Classes

Accordion  - Bosca Ceoil The Accordion is a bellows operated, free reed, diatonic instrument on which the melody notes are articulated by buttons or keys operated by the right hand, bass notes by those on the left. Each button is designed to activate ...
Consairtín | Concertina Classes

Consairtín | Concertina Classes

Concertina | An Consairtín A concertina is a free-reed musical instrument, like the various accordions and the harmonica. It has bellows, and buttons typically on both ends of it. When pressed, the buttons travel in the same direction as the bellows...
Cruit | Harp Classes

Cruit | Harp Classes

Harp | Cruit The Celtic harp is a triangular harp traditional to Brittany, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It is known as a telenn  in Breton, cláirseach  in Irish, clàrsach  in Scottish Gaelic and telyn  in Welsh. In Ireland and Scotland, it was a wire...
Feadóg Mhór | Flute Classes

Feadóg Mhór | Flute Classes

Concert Flute | Feadóg Mhór The term Irish Flute refers to a conical-bore, simple-system wooden flute of the type favoured by classical flautists of the early 19th century, or to a flute of modern manufacture derived from this design (often with modif...
Feadóg Stáin | Tin Whistle Classes

Feadóg Stáin | Tin Whistle Classes

  Tin Whistle | Feadóg Stáin Gaining popularity as a folk instrument in the early 19th century in the Celtic music revivals, penny whistles now play an integral part of several folk traditions. Whistles are a prevalent starting instrument in English tr...
Fidil | Fiddle Classes

Fidil | Fiddle Classes

Fiddle | Fidil The Irish fiddle is, historically the last, of the most important instruments in the traditional repertoire of Irish music. The fiddle itself is identical to the violin, however it is played differently in widely varying regional sty...
Píob Uilleann | Uilleann Pipe Classes

Píob Uilleann | Uilleann Pipe Classes

Uilleann Pipes | Píobaí Uilleann The Uilleann pipes is the Irish form of the bagpipes – a family of instruments with representatives throughout Europe as well as parts of Asia and Africa. It emerged in the first half of the 18th century in Ireland and...
Tionlacan Giotáir | Guitar Accompaniment

Tionlacan Giotáir | Guitar Accompaniment

Guitar Accompaniment | Tionlacan Giotár The first known use of guitar in Irish traditional music was by the Flanagan Brothers, who used the instrument to accompany dance tunes and songs in the US during the 1920s, but it was not until the 1950s and ...
Tionlacan Pianó  | Piano Accompaniment

Tionlacan Pianó | Piano Accompaniment

Piano Accompaniment | Tionlacan Pianó If you listen to ceili band piano players, they are mainly holding the rhythm together. The piano creates a solid base for a dance oriented event like a ceili. At Scoil Acla, you will learn the basics of Piano ...

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