NUI Galway offering Diploma in Irish Music Studies

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NUI Galway offering Diploma in Irish Music Studies

The practical element of this diploma offers numerous benefits to participants


Lovers of traditional Irish music will be delighted to hear that NUI Galway is offering a part-time Diploma in Irish Music Studies.


The course will give an introduction into the ways in which Irish traditional music, song and dance have contributed to the creation of identity amongst Irish communities in Ireland and beyond.


The Diploma will offer students the opportunity to explore Irish music and dance in a structured classroom environment and some of the topics covered will include: diaspora and Irish music, song and dance and negotiating identity through Irish traditional music.


The programme also offers a practical element with participants getting the chance to learn from ‘masters’ of the sean-nós (old-style) singing and dancing traditions.


Dr Louis de Paor, Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at NUI Galway, said: “The practical element of this diploma offers numerous benefits to participants. We provide unrivaled access to contemporary sean-nós practitioners and the chance to engage and learn from both their performance and educational methods.”


The course runs on a part-time basis over two years, taking place one night a week and begins in September. The deadline for registration is Friday 13 July. Further information can be found at www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation or contact Samantha Williams in the Centre for Irish Studies at 091 492051 or samantha.williams@nuigalway.ie.


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