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Irish Traditional Music Performance - HND

Course Code(s):  PTH
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code PTH
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is suitable for musicians/singers who wish to pursue a career in traditional music. The course is practical in nature with an emphasis on performance. Students perform on a regular basis in various venues throughout Dublin and beyond. In 2nd year students are expected to record, engineer and produce their own CD, using College facilities. Another feature of the course is regular visits and guest lectures by leading figures in the world of traditional music.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
Music Notation
Harmony and Arranging
Music Performance Studies
Music Performance Skills
Music Technology
Computer Music Composition and Production
Traditional Performing Arts
Regional Styles in Irish Traditional Music.

Year 2 :
Traditional Music and Song from Scotland, Brittany and the North of England
Planning for Public Performance
Creative Arts Research Skills
Project design, Implementation and evaluation
Music Studio Production
The Music Business in the 21st Century
World Music Studies
Harmony and Composition
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