Ethnomusicology: BFE & ICTMD Joint Annual Conference


4-7 April 2024


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UCC Music Entrance Test - Information


The format for the Entrance Test for Music at UCC has changed. Learn about the new test and how to prepare for it.


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Welcome to Music

UCC's Department of Music is committed to the cultivation -- through creativity in teaching, research, composition and performance -- of a dynamic learning community dedicated to an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural understanding of music. The Department has long been known as a centre of excellence for both the study and the practice of music.

British Forum for Ethnomusicology & International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance Ireland Joint-Annual Conference

Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th April 2024

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News and Events

12 Feb 2024

UCC Music community outreach at St Gabriel's Special School

On 8 February 2024, Students of the UCC Music Department performed at St. Gabiel’s Special School. Students Tisa Maunder-Bushell, Luca Gambirasio, Mengwei Zhang, Yalun Yang and Decheng Shao were giving imaginary four season’s music performance to interact with the kids and staff at the school. Dr. Lijuan Qian mediated and photographed this community outreach.  
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08 Feb 2024

Éabha Breathnach awarded Consairtín Concertina Festival Student Research Scholarship

UCC Music is delighted to congratulate second year music student Éabha Breathnach, who has recently been awarded a student research bursary by the Consairtín concertina festival, in association with the Irish Traditional Music Archive. Éabha will prepare and present a lecture on the renowned Clare concertina player, Kitty Hayes at this year’s Consairtín festival on April 4th. Applications for the prestigious bursary are invited from all undergraduate and postgraduate students on the island of Ireland. Last year, the inaugural recipient of the bursary was Gobnait Kiely, a current fourth year music student at the Department of Music.
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08 Feb 2024

UCC Students and TAIR Niamh Dunne featured on RTÉ Radio 1's Céilí House

On Wednesday 31st January, RTÉ Radio 1 visited Sunday’s Well for a special recording featuring staff and students of the UCC Music Department, members of UCC Trad Soc, and our 2024 UCC/Arts Council Traditional Artist in Residence, Niamh Dunne. Dr. Jack Talty discussed the new MA in Irish Traditional Music and shared some highlights of the upcoming UCC Trad Fest, which will take place from 8 – 11 February.  The show aired on RTÉ Radio 1 at 9pm this Saturday, 3rd February, and is available to listen back at RTÉ's website.
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08 Feb 2024

UCC BMus student Donnchadh Mac Aodha wins the Iain Macleòid Young Composer Award

We are thrilled to announce that third year music student, Donnchadh Mac Aodha, has been awarded the 2023 Iain MacLeòid Young Composer Award by The Clarsach Society and the Edinburgh International Harp Festival. Donnchadh’s piece, Ambaist, will premiere at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival this April. More information can be found here.
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Profiles

I'm still doing what I started doing in UCC....developing my craft

Jack O'Rourke

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A Student's Perspective

with Alannah Murray

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A Student's Perspective

with Annie Bloch

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