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Born out of a desire to make quality music lessons freely available worldwide, World Music Project (Alison) is the latest venture of Alison.com. With many years of experience and an estimated 20 million learners, Alison has a proven track record in delivering education and training in a vast range of subjects.

World Music Project (Alison) sees the company team up with avowed experts in their field to create first-rate courses, such as the Traditional Irish Music series. It has been developed in tandem with professional musician and TV presenter Doireann Ni Ghlacain. The series includes courses at Beginner 1, Beginner 2 and Intermediate Level in seven traditional Irish instruments: fiddle, accordion, tin whistle, flute, guitar, bodhr谩n and concertina, along with sean-n贸s unaccompanied singing. Each course is taught by an expert in that field, including recording artists and award-winning musicians.

Through World Music Project, Alison aims to provide free, high quality, entry-level courses for students interested in learning to play instruments from different cultures across the world. With more projects being planned, WMP (Alison) is celebrating diversity while empowering the next generation of musicians across the globe. If you are an expert in any aspect of music, please consider joining the Alison family and sharing your knowledge with online students eager to learn more. Visit https://alison.com/publish/self-publishing for more information on joining our team of top self-publishers.

Free, Online Courses Created by World Music Project (Alison)

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    Traditional Irish Fiddle | Beginner 1

    1.5-3 hrs
    Master the basics of fiddle playing, with professional performer Doireann N铆 Ghlac谩in, in this free online course.
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    Traditional Irish Fiddle | Beginner 2

    1.5-3 hrs
    Master the basics of playing jigs, hornpipes and reels with Doireann N铆 Ghlac谩in, in this free online course.
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    Traditional Irish Fiddle | Intermediate

    1.5-3 hrs
    Learn how to add ornamentation to jigs and reels, in this free online music course with Doireann N铆 Ghlac谩in.
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    Traditional Irish Sean-n贸s Singing | Beginner 1

    1.5-3 hrs
    Master the basics of sean-n贸s singing, with Dan煤's lead vocalist Nell N铆 Chr贸in铆n, in this free online music course.
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    Traditional Irish Sean-n贸s Singing | Beginner 2

    1.5-3 hrs
    Explore the secrets of Irish Sean-n贸s Singing with Nell N铆 Chr贸in铆n from Dan煤, in this free online folk singing course.
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    Traditional Irish Sean-n贸s Singing | Intermediate

    1.5-3 hrs
    Absorb the authentic sounds of Sean-n贸s Singing in English with Nell N铆 Chr贸in铆n from Dan煤 in this free online course.
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    Traditional Irish Tin Whistle | Beginner 1

    1.5-3 hrs
    Learn to play traditional Irish tunes on the tin whistle with Brian O'Loughlin, in this free online music course.
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    Traditional Irish Tin Whistle | Beginner 2

    1.5-3 hrs
    Learn to play easy tunes on the Irish tin whistle with Brian O鈥橪oughlin, in this free online traditional music course.
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    Traditional Irish Tin Whistle | Intermediate

    1.5-3 hrs
    Learn how to add ornamentation to Irish jigs and reels, in this free online music course with Brian O'Loughlin.
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    Traditional Irish Button Accordion | Beginner 1

    1.5-3 hrs
    Study the basics of the button accordion in this free online course with Irish champion Conor Connolly.
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    Traditional Irish Button Accordion | Beginner 2

    1.5-3 hrs
    Master the basics of playing jigs on the Irish accordion in this free online course with top musician Conor Connolly.
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    Traditional Irish Button Accordion | Intermediate

    1.5-3 hrs
    Delve into the authentic sounds of Irish button accordion playing with Conor Connolly, in this free online music course.
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    Traditional Irish Guitar | Beginner 1

    1.5-3 hrs
    Learn the basics of Irish guitar playing, from tuning to accompanying reels and hornpipes, in this free online course.
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    Traditional Irish Guitar | Beginner 2

    1.5-3 hrs
    Build on the guitar basics to play Irish jigs and reels using Drop D tuning, in this series on traditional Irish music.
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    Traditional Irish Guitar | Intermediate

    1.5-3 hrs
    Guitarist Michael McCague helps you master jigs, reels and polkas using Drop D tuning in this fun free music course.
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    Traditional Irish Bodhr谩n | Beginner 1

    1.5-3 hrs
    Learn the basics of Irish bodhr谩n playing in this free online music course with Hermitage Green drummer Dermot Sheedy.
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    Traditional Irish Bodhr谩n | Beginner 2

    1.5-3 hrs
    Build on the bodhr谩n basics in this free online music course with drummer Dermot Sheedy, of Irish band Hermitage Green.
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