Belfast TradFest - Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music
27th July - 2nd August 2019


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Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music

The team of international tutors is made up of master performers with proven track records as teachers and educationalists. The primary means of teaching and learning is ‘by ear’ with an emphasis in the less experienced classes of assisting pupils to develop oral/aural skills in addition to instrumental competency and developing core repertoire. There is a maximum of 15 students per class.


Tenor Banjo Tutor - Brian McGrath

Tenor Banjo Tutor - Brian McGrath


Classes take place Monday 29th July - Friday 2nd August 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm at Ulster University Belfast Campus.

This class is designed for Intermediate to Advanced adults and children over 6 years of age.

Fee includes admission to all programme events with exception of evening concerts. 

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Brian McGrath

Brian McGrath is an extraordinary player of the 4-string banjo, the original banjo player with Four Men and a Dog, is also an excellent accompanist on the piano. Brian has recorded albums with John Carty, Frankie Gavin and De Dannan.