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Instrument making at BCFE

Following on from last years successful pilot programme in instrument making, Ballyfermot College of Further Education (BCFE) is pleased to announce that the college is now offering an instrument making strand as part of the college’s existing Higher National Diploma in Music Performance Programme. (Ceoltóir). The instrument making strand is run in cooperation with Na Píobairí Uilleann and commenced in September 2018.

This new programme in Musical Instrument Making and Performance is of 2 years duration and currently has 3 strands, Uilleann Pipe making, Flute making, and Whistle making . The flute and whistle strands are taught by the renowned flutemaker Hammy Hamilton and the pipemaking strand is taught by Donnacha Dwyer on behalf of Na Píobairí Uilleann. All instrument making classes are taught in Na Píobairí Uilleann’s PipeCraft Training Centre, lonshaugh, D17. The aim of this unique programme is to cater for a skills shortage within the traditional music community in terms of instrument making, to enable students to develop their musical skills and understanding of Irish Traditional Music and to equip students with the skills and academic qualifications to enable them to have a successful career in music. Graduates who achieve a merit/distinction profile are eligible for entry to the final year of the college’s BA (Hons) in Media Production Management programme which is accredited by Dublin City University.

Applications to the Ceoltóir programme and to the instrument making strand can be made through the college website.

For Further Information Please contact: Or (01) 6269421

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