New music teaching season at the Brantry

A NEW season of traditional music classes will begin next Wednesday at The Brantry Bard Centre.

Throughout the coming year, classes for fiddle, whistle, flute, banjo, mandolin and guitar will run 7-9pm on Wednesday evenings at the centre near Dungannon. The Brantry Comhaltas branch has gone from strength to strength over the past few years, having part-hosted the very successful Brantry Fleadh for the last three years and the 2008 Tyrone Fleadh in The Moy.

This year’s music classes will be taken again by Niall and Emma Murphy from Camlough, Co. Armagh, and Mark Mohan, a native of the Brantry, all highly-respected musicians and teachers. Guitar lessons will continue as well with last year’s popular teacher, Ardboe man Peter James Kelly.

The Branch wishes to extend a warm welcome to all who are interested in traditional music and song. We have excellent teachers in these important areas and we want to build up our traditions locally. In partnership with the Brantry Bard Sessions Group we will run a range of junior and senior concerts and sessions, so that everyone can be involved in sharing what they have learned, and bring their talents to community events throughout the year.

Everyone is welcome to give it a go, all you need to do is turn up at the Brantry Bard Centre at 7pm on Wednesday 14 September for registration and your first lesson.

For further information on all classes contact Mark on 07771607840 or email your registration to