Ceoltoiri Chluain Tarbh
Class Registration 2023/24

Ceoltoiri Chluain Tarbh music classes recommence on Thursday 14th September.
Term One will run until the end of January 2024 which includes breaks at mid-term and Christmas.

Our classes cover the following instruments: banjo, bodhran, button accordion, concertina, fiddle, flute, harp, mandolin, tin whistle and uileann pipes. For adults we also run a session class and a singers group.

All our classes are held in St Joseph's Primary School, Fairview, Dublin 3.
Classes are 30 minutes long and will be held at the following times:

All students: 6:30pm, 7:00pm and 7:30pm.
Advanced students: 8:00pm and 8:30pm.

All students: 9:00am, 9:30am and 10:00am
Advanced students: 10:30am and 11:00am

Please click on the form link below to register your interest and secure a place for your music class(es) for the new term. Please note that registration does not guarantee that the class time requested will be available, but we will do our very best to facilitate you.

Class interest registration form:

Please complete this form by Friday 25th August 2023. When we confirm your class times, we will provide you with an EasyPay payment link to allow you to pay for your classes. Payment for classes must be completed by Friday 1st September 2023.

We hope you are enjoying the summer and look forward to receiving your completed registration form.

Le dea-ghuí,
CCT Music School

Our Classes

Our teachers are very highly regarded in traditional music circles. Our classes take place weekly on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings in St Joseph’s School [Joey's], Fairview from September to the end of May. All classes last 30 minutes each and comprise two students matched in playing standard and age group.
We also offer some bigger class groups (3-4) which can last 45 mins.
We teach all levels, from beginners to advanced players. Beginners often start on the tin whistle as it is the easiest instrument on which to learn basic melodies - students can also feel themselves making progress quite quickly. This is a great way to get young children started. Experienced players may start directly on other instruments. As students progress we assess their playing and match ages and abilities to get the best results.
Our teaching programmes aim to give students to a very strong competency in solo and group playing, a wide repertoire suitable to their instrument and an in-depth knowledge of the tradition.
There is an opportunity for session playing at the end of each term where all students come together to play common session tunes.


Typically students progress to our award-winning groups and ceili bands where they get the chance to play in festivals and compete in national competitions.
The student’s teacher will advise if and when they are ready to join the groups. Typically a child of 8-10 years with a year or two of playing experience would be ready to progress to groups.


Adult students are invited to join our Thursday night group class from 7-8pm in Joey's. This is followed by a slow session from 8-9pm which aims to develop the skills required for group playing in a session scenario. It provides a bridge for the intermediate student between the class situation and full session playing, with encouragement and friendly competition from your peers.

For availability of classes, please email: