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Traditional Irish Music

Course Code(s):  5M2011
QQI Award Code:  5M2011 Music
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Drumshanbo College of Further Education

Drumshanbo College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2011
QQI Award Code 5M2011 Music
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The Traditional Irish Music course was established in 1997 and offers learners a practical and theoretical knowledge of Irish music, song, dance and music theory. Each participant is encouraged to play music every day and the regular learning of tunes, by ear and note, develops an understanding and appreciation of this uniquely Irish, ancient tradition.

No previous experience is necessary - beginners welcome!

What will you Study?

Irish Music
Music Theory and Practice 5N1849
Music Performance 5N1301
Music Industry Studies 5N1458
Event Production 5N1374
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
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Progression to CAO Courses

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EPAMX 5M2011

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