Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Traditional Music of the Celtic Countries
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
Mutually Exclusive
Mutually Exclusive

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 22 Hours.
Seminars / Tutorials 12 Hours.


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 1 Hours   One hour aural examination  20%
Semester Assessment 8 Research assignments/presentations  40%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   Final Examination  40%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Arholiad atodol  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Identify musical forms, genres, and styles with reference to their place of origin.

Describe the historical development and performance context of these forms.

Discuss the social dimensions of traditional music and its historical and literary role in self-definition.

In the case of students with performance skills, to perform traditional music in an authentic manner.

Brief description

An introduction to the history, theory, and practice of 'traditional' music as it obtains in the Celtic-speaking countries.


This module is at CQFW Level 4