Creative Tradition

Traditional Irish Music


Established in 2013, Creative Tradition is a non-profit, community organisation that runs social and musical projects in Cork, providing classes in tin whistle, flute, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, bodhrán, concertina, sean-nós dancing, and traditional singing (English and Irish language songs), as well as composition workshops and facilitating creative music ensembles.

Partnership with Music Generation Cork City

The partnership between Creative Tradition and Music Generation Cork City includes the following traditional Irish music, and songwriting programmes:

After-School / Community Programmes:

  • Club Ceoil Knocknaheeny

Schools Programmes:

  • St. Mary’s on the Hill N.S.
  • Scoil Íosagáin, Farranree

Annual / Past Events presented in partnership with Creative Tradition:

  • Summer programmes: TradCamp Knocknaheeny, ‘Traditional Travels’ and ‘Tunes for Teens’ (including performances at the Munster Fleadh and the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann)
  • Music Generation Trad Orchestra Weekend 2016 at UCC

How to Get Involved

If you are interested in volunteering your time or skills, teaching on one of these programmes, or are a young person looking to join Club Ceoil Knocknaheeny, please contact Dr. Jessica Cawley, Creative Tradition. Donations of instruments also always welcome.


Creative Tradition
c/o Music Generation Cork City
Cork College of FET, Tramore Road Campus (CSN / Coláiste Stíofán Naofa), Cork City T12 AC91



Creative Tradition – Music Generation Cork City