Tradtime™ is an Irish company that promotes the teaching and understanding of traditional music, song and dance in schools and colleges around Ireland.
We endeavour to pass on our rich cultural heritage to people of all ages. We are backed by the traditional music organisation Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
We provide high quality, interactive, affordable classes nationwide. Tradtime™ provides a combination of classroom tutors and innovative whiteboard technology to teach music.
We provide an excellent service, with a fully staffed office to provide a quality service to schools and enthusiastic tutors to engage their pupils. At Tradtime™ we are keeping Irish music alive
The Tradtime™ Team
We have many Tradtime™ tutors working nationwide. We provide music tutors who are experienced instructors and have been playing traditional music for a number of years. Our tutors have a great love of music but, more importantly, they have the skills to pass on their knowledge and music to others. Our Tradtime™ dance classes teach a wide variety of dancing including solo, ceilí and set-dancing.
Our Office Staff:
Founder & Director
Marketing & Business Development
Message from Willie Larkin
Willie is the Founder and Director of Tradtime™
“Our Irish music and heritage is supremely important and by introducing this to children at an early, formative age, we raise awareness of both our Irish music and culture, while simultaneously making it interesting and fun for children, with no disruption to their school day.
As a musician and music teacher myself, this idea has been in my mind since I was invited to teach in Scoil Mháthair Dé, Abbeyfeale 30 years ago. I was only a young lad and very apprehensive indeed on that first day! I went in with a knot in my stomach, but ended up enjoying it immensely! What a learning curve it turned out to be! The reward of seeing how much the children enjoyed the music and the wealth of talent that subsequently unfolded was unsurpassable. It was indeed one of the most positive experiences of my life…and there and then, the seed was planted! I wanted music classes made available in all schools! “Why now?” Well in these challenging times, it’s crucial that we try to keep our spirits up and our music and culture alive.”