Hello 2019 and all that



Looking forward to two great workshops this Saturday (19th) at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny. Here are the details –

Accordion/melodeon, 4.30pm to 6pm with Damien Mullane
Singing, 4.30pm with Siobhan Miller
Cost – €10. To book call 07491 76293. More details in our ‘news’ section.

Welcome to the online home of the Donegal Music Education Partnership, offering top-notch Donegal music classes and organising 11 performing groups across Donegal.

It’s the start of another year and we’re getting a steady stream of enquiries about classes in instruments and singing. Don Swain is now doing another night for us in Ballyshannon (flute, sax, oboe) with five students already signed up. Maghnus Monaghan had his first session with our adult choir, Errigal Singers, in Errigal College on Tuesday night (15th).

If you’re interested in getting more musical, get in touch!

We teach mostly classical, with some jazz and contemporary/rock. We cater for all ages and abilities. Details here.

If we don’t have what you’re interested in, we can point you in the right direction. To find out more about Donegal music classes, or indeed singing tuition or performing groups, call us on 07491 76293 (office hours), email musiceducation@donegaletb.ie or send us a Facebook message.

We’ve had a great start to 2018-2019, and a very busy Christmas programme. Yes, Donegal music classes are going full tilt with our 30+ tutors, and we have lots of memorable concerts, workshops and trips. Join up!




Here at the DMEP we have almost 500 music and voice students on our books, mostly young people but the occasional enterprising adult too. We have more than thirty tutors in eight towns and villages across Donegal. We’re now filling a limited number of tuition slots for 2018-19. We have full/part scholarships available in some instruments, including viola (we’re now sorted for French horn scholarships). Also interested in hearing from any young person who’d like to try double bass 🙂

Click here to enrol for music tuition or our performing groups.

John Doyle (closest to camera) working with some cracking Donegal guitar players and upcoming talent 🙂


You can also get on our waiting list for tuition by dropping a line to musiceducation@donegaletb.ie with this info – parent/guardian name/ student name/ student DOB/ chosen instrument(s)/ musical experience? /address / mobile no / landline no. The tuition programme is after school, so let us know if any evening doesn’t suit.


The DMEP is making a big impact on music making in Donegal (and let’s thank the Department of Education for funding and our parent body Donegal Education and Training Board). As well as the Famous 500 going to the Donegal music classes, there are another 300 or so in our performing music groups, which include the Donegal Youth Orchestra and the Donegal Youth Choir.

See our ‘News’ section for the latest all round. For more info on music classes, music groups or Donegal musical life in general, contact Aisling or Martin at the DMEP on 07491 76293 or musiceducation@donegaletb.ie

Donegal Music Education Partnership works in partnership with the national network of Music Generation.

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    Soundwaves 2016 the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny ( 15-17 of February)