Classes

Online registration for the Autumn 2022 term of classes is now open!. Please see here for more details.

We currently offer classes in:

  • Tin Whistle
  • Flute (improvers only)
  • Fiddle
  • Banjo
  • Button Accordion
  • Bodhrán
  • Mandolin
  • Guitar
  • Concertina

Our friendly and enthusiastic teachers are highly qualified.We are now offering a Rent-to-Buy scheme for existing borrowers of Instruments. As demand increases will will be offering classes in more instruments – please do not hesitate to get in touch!

All classes take place on Monday evenings in Donabate Portrane Educate Together National School. Term 1 runs from approximately September to December and Term 2 runs from approximately January to May. Each term consists of 12 classes, with one or two classes per term reserved for slow sessions at the school. These sessions involve students from all classes. They are a nice introduction to playing in a group and a great way to get to know other students.

Instrument Rental

Instrument cost can be a big challenge for many families, so we are actively building up an instrument bank. Subject to availability, instruments can be rented by those taking our classes for a small fee plus a refundable deposit, with the expectation that they will be returned at end of term in the good condition they were received. With the assistance of generous and much-appreciated grant aid from Fingal County Council under their Community Activities Funding scheme, we are expanding our instrument bank to include banjos, button accordions, fiddles and flutes.

Child Protection


Child protection is of paramount importance to us. All of our teachers and committee members are fully Garda vetted. A copy of our full child protection policy is available on request.

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