An International Conversation on Online Teaching and Learning of Irish Traditional Music

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about an unprecedented shift in the way we teach and learn Irish traditional music. As a forward-thinking organisation, Comhaltas invites teachers, students, parents and branches to reflect on the ways we have adapted to incorporate technology into the transmission of traditional Irish music in the past eighteen months through a new research survey.

This survey takes 15 mins (approx.) to complete. The results will be used to identify what aspects of online classes (if any) were effective and to establish the current needs of teachers and students. This research can help Comhaltas to meet the opportunities and challenges it faces in the coming years. All ideas are welcome and inputs will inspire new projects and inform future approaches to building resources for online and in-person classes.

This project is co-ordinated by Comhaltas Facilitator for Education Structures Majella Bartley, and Dr. Robert Harvey.

To join the conversation and contribute your reflections and ideas for the future of online music learning, follow the link for you below. Should you prefer a hard copy version of the questionnaire, please ask a committee member or contact

Link for Teachers Survey

Link for Students Survey

Link for Parents Survey

Link for Comhaltas Branches Survey