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Celebrating 100 years of Irish Traditional Music at UCC

The Department of Music at University College Cork is delighted to announce a series of exciting projects and events to celebrate 100 years of Irish Traditional Music at UCC.

Since 1922, the Department has enjoyed an unbroken history of Irish traditional music pedagogy and today, traditional music staff at the department continue to inspire and empower students to pursue a comprehensive range of Irish traditional music studies. Our graduates have gone on to contribute to Irish traditional music and culture in areas as diverse as performance, research, education, composition and arts administration, in local, national and international communities. Throughout the 2022/23 academic year, a series of centenary events will celebrate and reflect on our rich history while exploring our contribution to the further development of Irish traditional music pedagogy in third level education.

Album Launch

We are delighted to announce a new album featuring staff and students of the Department of Music is now available for purchase on Bandcamp by following the link below.

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Traditional Artist in Residence 2022

It's a thrill to be back, as I've the warmest and most encouraging memories of my time here as a student

Caitlín Nic Gabhann

A concertina player, teacher, composer and percussive dancer, the three-time All-Ireland concertina champion has been a regular performer at national and international festivals and concert halls over the last 15 years.

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UCC Music Department featured on The Rolling Wave on RTÉ Radio 1

We were delighted to welcome Aoife Nic Cormaic to the Music Department in February. Aoife presents The Rolling Wave on RTÉ Radio 1 and she produced a one-hour special celebrating the centenary of Irish traditional music at UCC. Lecturers Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby and Jack Talty spoke to Aoife about the development of Irish traditional music throughout its 100-year-history at the University and announced a number of exciting events to mark the centenary. The show was broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 9pm on Sunday 27th February.

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Ó'Riada Memorial Lecture

Celebrating the Centenary; One hundred years of Irish Traditional Music Pedagogy at University College Cork

Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby

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UCC Irish Traditional Music Society

TradSoc aims to promote Irish traditional music at UCC through the organisation of events held throughout the academic year. Our main event is a weekly lunchtime concert series held each Wednesday at 1.10pm in An Seomra Caidrimh in the ORB on main campus. For those wishing to experience traditional music in a less formal setting, we also hold a weekly session in Cork city. The centerpiece of our events calendar is the UCC TradFest which takes place annually each February. UCC TradSoc is a friendly and welcoming society which promises an enjoyable experience to anyone who wishes to join. Through our exciting calendar of events, we strive to promote Irish traditional music, song and dance, and have fun along the way!

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Department of Music

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