Cruinniu na nOg 2022 - Seachtain na nOg - Irish Music Day

Offering a wholistic look at Irish music and culture that would be practical, multifaceted and expertly delivered.
- Bodhrán Building Workshop with Richard Molloy (3hrs)
Maximum number of participants: 30 (aged 12 and up)
Bodhrán Building Workshop to teach young people to create their very own drums in a traditional style, working with their hands, learning about sound, craftsmanship and history. Participants will work to prepare their drums through sanding, cutting wood to fit crossbars, wetting & stretching the skin over the frame and applying tacks to hold it in place. Richard will guide them through the techniques step-by-step and share some of the history associated with these drums, and their origins as farm tools and their connection to Irish life.

- Irish Music Seminar & Open Session with Sarah Rogers & Breda McCarthy (2hrs)
Maximum number of participants: 50
Our resident traditional musicians will explore the history of our native music with participants and using their playing skill to communicate the nuances of the style with a young audience. Sarah and Breda will then invite young musicians to join them in set of tunes, allowing them the opportunity to play with some of the best in the country.

Events will be delivered by the highly skilled musicians of The Irish Institute of Music & Song - an innovative, ever-growing cultural centre that promotes musical learning and participation for all age groups and backgrounds. Their engagement with younger audiences is multifaceted through online and in-person workshops, for more information visit