A bold step in music instruction
This new interactive method features instruction through embedded audio & video modeling and transcribed notation, with immediate download available.
Learning for everyone
Built in print and digital versions, designed for the practicing music educator, and perfect for the developing Irish musician.
Featuring outstanding recordings from world-class Irish musicians like Kevin Crawford, Joanie Madden, Cillian Vallely, Brian Conway, and Martin Hayes.
This is much more than a collection of tunes. It is a way to learn to play—and teach—Irish traditional music with an understanding of culture and style. Ceol contains sections on cultural history; the background of the music, instruments, and tunes; technical instruction; and important discussions of music education philosophy for teachers who use this method. It is built on a foundation of impressive audio and video resources.
Instruction is presented in the traditional way, via modeling provided by our audio and video resources. Research consistently prove that this is the best way to learn music, despite most instructional methods continuing to use a sight-based approach. But Ceol does provide both modes of instruction for different learners: Style, technique, and tunes are all learned through modeling, and written notation is provided as secondary reinforcement.
The Ceol Music Shop
Having the right tool for the job is essential to your success, and we are proud to announce that the Ceol Music & Ceol Press online store is expected to open in April. We carry quality traditional instruments from respected builders, as well as recordings, instructional materials, and much more. We are assembling our inventory, and will be open soon!