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Irish Music & Culture School in Ireland

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Fiddlers Retreat:
Fiddlers Retreat, in Tipperary (90 minutes from Dublin), Ireland, is the only traditional Irish Music and Culture school of its kind in Ireland. At Fiddlers Retreat we offer a unique insight into Irelands Music and Culture, where you can enjoy music tuition, afternoon sightseeing tours, night-time Traditional Irish music sessions, sporting events, Irish language and cookery workshops. Homestay accommodation is available with meals. Both adults and students are catered for.

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Ms Theresa Bourke - Course Director:

Photo of Irish Music & Culture School in IrelandTheresa’s teaching career started when she gained her traditional Irish music teachers qualification, Teastas I dTeagas Ceolta Tire, in 1993 awarded by the national association of Irish music, Comhaltas Ceoltoiti Eireann.

In 1993 Theresa was asked to join the acclaimed Irish music, song and dance show, Bru Boru, which she was a member of for 7 years.

After completing her secondary school education at the Ursuline convent, Thurles, Theresa gained a B.A. Music with English degree at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth in 1997 and followed that with Higher Diploma in Education, Trinity College Dublin. 1998.

Theresa taught music and english in various secondary schools in Dublin and returned to persue an M.A. in Traditional Irish music performance at the University of Limerick. in 2001

Following this Theresa embarked on a world tour as a professional fiddle player with internationally renowned Irish dance shows Spirit of Ireland and Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance. Theresa spent 3 years touring and performing in pristigous venues in over 40 countries throughout the world.

Theresa left Lord of the Dance to establish Fiddlers Retreat and still finds the time to travel, perform and teach Irish music abroad when the opportunities arises.

In 2007 Theresa gained a Higher Diploma in Public Relations, with Irish Academy of Public Relations at University College Dublin and during the same time, took part in a Business Management Development Programme through Tipperary County Enterprise Board and the Institute of Technology Waterford.

In her spare time Theresa also is also a member of Rotary International, the world’s first service club charity and is a member of The Rotary Club of Thurles, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, district 1160.

Traditional Irish Music and Culture Courses:

Irish Music and Culture course, Irish Music, Culture and Cookery Appreciation course, Irish Fiddle and Culture course, Summer courses.

Location:
Fiddlers Retreat is located in Co. Tipperary, approx. 1 hour 30 minutes from Dublin. Open throughout the year, limited places available, early booking is advised.

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Address: Loughmore Village, Tipperary, Ireland
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2018-11-19 were from:

Canada;   Maryville Tennessee, USA;   Le Vésinet/ Ile de france/ France, France;   Amorebieta (Basque Country), Spain;   and more.
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