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Youth Orchestra

Youth Orchestra

The Cork ETB Youth Orchestra brings together the best young instrumentalists from the various centres of the Cork ETB School of Music and affords them the opportunity of participating in an exciting and...

Junior Orchestra

Junior Orchestra

The Cork ETB Junior Orchestra was initiated in 2000 as a gateway orchestra to the CETB Youth Orchestra with the aim of training young musicians in the discipline and skills required to participate in an...

Youth Choir

Youth Choir

The Cork ETB Youth Choir is a new venture for Cork ETB School of Music. It is currently a female three part choir and was launched at the Crawford Art Gallery in May 2018. It has already reached very high...

Clonakilty Brass Band

Clonakilty Brass Band

There has always been a strong tradition of brass music in Clonakilty. The original St. Patrick’s Brass Band played for more than a decade around the 1920’s and several of the present members are descendants...

Rhapsody on the Blackwater

Rhapsody on the Blackwater

Rhapsody on the Blackwater is a result of a collaboration between the Cork ETB School of Music Guitar students from Fermoy and Mallow. Aged between 9 and 17, they are a diverse group, with differing musical...

Casadh Ó Thuaidh and Ceoltóiri Óg

Casadh Ó Thuaidh and Ceoltóiri Óg

Casadh Ó Thuaidh is a group of traditional musicians from North Cork, all of whom are students of Cork ETB School of Music. The group was formed in 2017 when teachers from Mallow, Doneraile, Churchtown,...

Glissando

Glissando

Glissando was formed in 2014 by harpist, Damhnait Nic Suibhne. While the number can vary from year to year, the group is currently made up of around 12 harpists. Glissando’s membership is a delightful blend...

The Northern Stars

The Northern Stars

The Northern Stars (formed in 2016) are a group of young, traditional musicians from the Sliabh Luachra region of North Cork. The group members are talented, award-winning musicians whose music focuses on...

Ballincollig Youth Band

Formed in September 2017, the Ballincollig Youth Band follows in the footsteps of a strong local band history in association with the Ballincollig Concert Band. The Youth Band rehearses every Wednesday 3.50pm...

Bandon Wind & Strings

In addition to the weekly individual lesson, Cork ETB School of Music actively encourages its students to participate in the rewarding practice of group music making. We believe that the work of our...

Fermoy Youth Band

Formed in 2002, the Fermoy Youth Band is for students aged 10-16 who have completed their grade 2 instrumental exam up to grade 5. The Youth Band performs regularly at local events in Fermoy and elsewhere in...

The Chamber Music Project

The Chamber Music Project, now in its third year, enables young musicians from several different centres to come together and experience the satisfaction of playing chamber music as part of a small group. The...

Event Reviews

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Review: Award Winners 2019/2020

In December last we were delighted to announce the award winners for 2019 / 2020.

Our Alumni

Sinéad Frost

Sinéad Frost

Sinéad Frost is a London-based bassoonist hailing from Cork, Ireland. At a very young age, she played percussion with the local Ballincollig Concert Band, led by John O'Connor and attended Suzuki...

Maria Mulcahy

Maria Mulcahy

Cork born flautist, Maria Mulcahy enjoys a diverse musical career as a soloist, freelance orchestral player, chamber musician, lecturer, flute teacher, conductor and typesetter. In her early years,...

Jack Mahony

Jack Mahony

Jack Mahony is a fourth year Bachelor of Music student at the MTU Cork School of Music. Raised in West Cork, Jack began his musical education at the age of eleven under the tutelage of Gerard Condon...

Rosaleen O’Leary

Rosaleen O’Leary

Rosaleen O’Leary, uilleann piper and tin whistle player embarked on her music career as a student of Reamon Ó Sé, a member of the renowned group Na Fílí. Thereafter, Rosaleen continued her education...

Colin McLean

Colin McLean

Colin McLean started learning Classical Guitar at the age of seventeen with Jerry Creedon in the CETB School of Music. The following year he was accepted into the CIT Cork School of Music degree...

Ciara Glasheen

Ciara Glasheen

Ciara is Conservatoire Coordinator and lecturer of oboe and classroom teaching at MTU Cork School of Music. She is also principal oboe with Camerata Ireland and has played with the Colorado...

Cathal Garvey

Cathal Garvey initially studied violin and piano with Cork ETB and at the Cork School of  Music, before reading Music at University College Cork. Having completed his Master's Degree in Conducting,...

Abby Ni Loingsigh

Abby Ni Loingsigh

Abby Ni Loingsigh began her music education with Cork ETB aged 6. She studied Violin under Ciaran Deloughry and Piano under Dave O’Sullivan and Ann Healy-Mayes, reaching Grade 8 in both instruments....

Sean Walsh

Sean Walsh was a student with CETBSM from 1996-2002, studying Traditional Music with Martin Power in Coláiste Chairbre, Dunmanway. Under Martin’s tuition, Sean achieved numerous successes at County,...

Ciara O’Leary Fitzpatrick

Ciara O’Leary Fitzpatrick

A musician from North Cork, Ciara studied clarinet, piano and concertina in her youth. Since that time, she has been working in the arts industry for over ten years. Having worked in a variety of...

Aoife O’Donovan

Aoife O’Donovan is a Cork native and has been part of its music scene since her teenage years. Her formative years of flute were under the tuition of Conor O’Connell through Cork ETB School of...