An tAcadamh Ceoil


In addition to the main instrument classes offered at the Acadamh Ceoil we highly recommend that our students also participate in one of our Performance Group Classes. These mixed instrument classes (organized according to ability and age) will focus on building a repertoire, arranging music and from this will emerge performance groups (ceili bands, grupaí ceoil, Junior Foyle Fiddle Orchestra) who will have the opportunity to perform at events and/or competitions.

As a pre-requisite for enrollment in the Performance Group Classes students must attend a class in their main instrument. Discounts for the Performance Group Class apply for students who attend this instrument class in the Acadamh.

The Foyle Fiddle Orchestra

Established by Liz Doherty and Frank Gallagher the FFO, the flagship performing group of the Acadamh, had its first performance in February 2016 as part of the inaugural Derry International Music Festival.

Information on joining the FFO from September 2016 will be coming soon.

A Junior Foyle Fiddle Orchestra will start in September 2016 as part of our Performing Group Class options.

Cór Uí Chanáin

The Acadamh’s Irish language choir, formed in 2016 under the directorship of award-winning sean-nos singer, Doiminic MacGiolla Bhríde.

Information on joining Cór Uí Chanáin from September 2016 will be coming soon.


Master & Apprentice House Session

Posted: 03 December 2016

Featuring Scottish Harpist Catriona McKay and Ulster University student Lauren O’Neill Date: Sunday 4th December 2016 Time: 5.00pm Venue: Acadamh Ceoil Chaoimhín Uí Dhochartaigh An...

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World Fiddle Day celebrations in Derry

Posted: 18 April 2016

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin’s brand new traditional music academy has organised a full day of events to celebrate World Fiddle Day on Saturday 21st May. World...

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6 Week Sessions Beginning This Month

Posted: 12 April 2016

Special introductory offer – 6 weeks for £60 for 30 min one-to one lessons with top tutors An tAcadamh Ceoil are offering a chance for...

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Master & Apprentice House Session

Sunday 26 February 2017

Venue: An tAcadamh Ceoil

Price: Free

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Acadamh Ceoil End of Year Showcase 2017

Friday 16 June 2017

Venue: An tSeaneaglais (The Glassworks)


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