Primary degree in a suitable discipline with first or second-class honours or an approved professional qualification. An interview will be required in all cases, as well as an audition where necessary. Candidates may be required to submit additional audio visual and/or written material.
Months of entry
The MA in Irish Traditional Music Performance is a one-year, full-time postgraduate programme designed to provide advanced tuition in the performance of Irish Traditional Music. Instrumental and vocal tuition is provided by a community of world-renowned traditional performers and tutors. Past tutors have included Frankie Gavin, Liam O'Flynn, Martin Hayes, Matt Cranitch, Michael McGoldrick amongst many others. Academic skills relating to the understanding and critical examination of repertoire, sources and styles of performance, as well as an examination of modern, vocational, non-performance skills such as music business and music technology, form an essential part of the programme content.
This programme will develop music skills and other associated skills appropriate to the modern performance of traditional Irish music.
- To provide a learning environment for advanced performance in Traditional Irish Music to the highest standard;
- To honour the artistic integrity, history, and identity of the performance practice within an academic and performance orientated context;
- To facilitate interactivity with other performance practices;
- To assist each individual performer in 'finding his or her voice' through traditional music performance;
- To facilitate the cross-fertilisation of both the academic and performance pursuits of postgraduate performing music, dance and academic programmes;
- To equip the student with the necessary vocational skills for modern professional performance contexts.
Information for international students
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Niall Keegan