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Welcome to CeolMusic.com, home of Ceol: Learning and Teaching Irish Traditional Music. I have been playing and teaching Irish music for the past 15 years, and I can tell you that becoming a part of this musical tradition has not only changed my approach to music & music education, it has changed my life for the better. I believe you will find Ceol to be loaded with the information you need and it will be the best and easiest way to learn or teach this fantastic music. Because I am a professional music educator, I originally envisioned this method to be a teaching curriculum for other educators. But as it has evolved, I have realized that it is just as valuable for developing trad musicians. Some of our key points are:
Two kinds of instruction for different learners: Style, technique, and tunes are learned through modeling, with written notation as secondary reinforcement
- A high level of interactivity, with audio and video files providing both examples and instruction
- Excellent resources with recordings from world-class musicians
With the Ceol method, we are doing what music methods in nearly every style have failed to do: We are harnessing the technology of the 21st century and using to bring this great, vibrant, living musical tradition to you. We hope you enjoy it.