Traditional Irish Music Courses
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Welcome to the Donegal School of Traditional Irish Music

Traditional Irish Music School | Courses and Online Skype Lessons


Have you ever wanted to learn Traditional Irish Music? Have you ever wanted to holiday in Ireland? Now you can do both! At The Donegal School of Traditional Irish Music we offer week-long, weekend courses and online skype lessons for those who wish to learn or improve their skills on their instrument of choice.

Based in the scenic heritage town of Ardara, in South West Co. Donegal (voted Best Village to live in by the Irish Times), The DSTIM aims to provide you with a truly unique Traditional Irish Music  holiday experience in the majestic hills of Co. Donegal.

Donegal is world famous for it's Traditional Irish Music and is the home to Altan, Clannad, Enya and Fidil, to name a few. Throughout the year the sound of Traditional Irish Music can be heard coming from the pubs and bars throughout this wonderful county, no more so than in the picturesque village of Ardara.

Birth place of the renowned Donegal Fiddlers John ‘The Tae’ Gallagher and John Doherty, Ardara is the perfect setting to immerse yourself in the local music tradition whilst learning about the strong cultural history of the area.

Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, Ardara is also famous for it's festivals, the warmth of it's people, spectacular scenery and unspoiled beaches. It is also world famous for it's homespun tweeds and knitwear which can be purchased  in any of the numerous tweed and knitwear shops.

We also provide lessons and demonstrations for group tours. These prove very popular within the tourism industry so if you would like to arrange a group lesson with us we can accommodate you in either Donegal, Galway or Killarney. Email us for more details on any of our products or services.

No matter what part of the world you come from, you will always leave this beautiful place with a yearning to return.

“Music is the universal language of life. It breaks down all barriers and creates lifelong friendships and memories.... Never to be forgotten.”

*Check out our special accommodation package on our Courses Page.* 

CD Now on sale

Our Cd is now available to buy which contains a selection of tunes and songs compiled from the Beehive Bar sessions with some of our very talented tutors. If you can't make it to one of our courses then use the CD to expand your tune repertoire. To order simply fill in the form on our 'Contact Us' page and we will organise the shipment. (Price is €9.99 plus €1.99 p&p)


Wild Atlantic Way, Donegal

Wild Atlantic Way