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Part–Time Diploma in Irish Music Studies at NUI Galway

NUI Galway is currently enrolling for a two–year, part–time Diploma in Irish Music Studies. Delivered by the Centre for Irish Studies in association with the Office of Adult & Continuing Education, the programme will be of appeal to those with an interest in modern Irish Culture and traditional music.

“The programme is interdisciplinary in its content and provides an introduction to the ways in which Irish traditional music, song and dance have contributed to the creation of identity amongst Irish communities on the island of Ireland and beyond” explains Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at NUI Galway, Dr. Louis De Paor.

The Diploma in Irish Music Studies also includes a practical element, offering participants the opportunity to engage with ‘masters’ of the sean-nós singing and dancing tradition, in a workshop environment. In conjunction with the Sean-nós Performer in Residence Scheme and Comhrá Ceoil at the Centre for Irish Studies, this practical element reflects the wider commitment of the University to Irish traditional music, song and dance.

Dr Louis de Paor said: “The practical element of this diploma offers numerous benefits to participants. We provide unrivalled access to contemporary sean-nós practitioners and the chance to engage and learn from both their performance and educational methods.”
“The programme cements the theoretical aspects of the diploma in practice and enables participants to draw on the wellspring of traditional culture in Connemara, a rich resource on the doorstep of NUI Galway.”

Participants on the course do not need to be musicians, but an interest in Irish music song and dance would be a distinct advantage.
The course runs on a part-time basis over two years, taking place one night a week (Wednesdays). It begins in September 2012 and the deadline for registration is Friday, July 13th.

Further information can be found at the following website
or contact Verena Commins in the Centre for Irish Studies at Tel: 091 492051

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