Trad Culture is a course that provides an excellent introduction into the world of Irish Music, Dance & Culture in a fun and engaging manner. Classes are aimed at young children (ages 4+) with no previous experience in music or dance required.

The course, created and developed by Trinity College Dublin graduate/lecturer Mark Hennessey, is based on a series of engaging games, exercises and activities that will facilitate them to learn the basics of Irish dancing, music fundamentals (including how to read sheet music), as well as a general introduction to Irish instruments, tunes and rhythms.

Mark Hennessey & Trad Culture students – Espoo Finland – June 2022 (Photo Johanna Ruuth-Karvonen)

The course is currently available in Ireland & Finland with more locations launching in 2023. Short terms and one off workshops to celebrate occasions such as St. Patrick’s Day & Seachtain na Gaeilge are available.

The course is also available for school/dance teachers who may wish to use it on the curriculum in their classes or school. All workbooks, music, lesson plans and other resources are provided with teacher training sessions also available.

If you are interested in joining a class or would like to become a Trad Culture teacher yourself, please get in touch using the form below.