The Traditional Group at the College is not just a music group; it is a social hub that spans across Years 8- 14. The students meet at break-time on Tuesdays and Fridays and the senior students meet during lunch-time on Wednesdays and Fridays. While there is certainly a lot of music shared in the true sense of Irish Traditional Music the craic is often louder than a session in full swing.
The traditional group is pupil led and is very fortunate to have Martin Barry, Paul Fegan and Miceal Mullen at the reins teaching a variety of tunes with a unique flair for flamboyant arrangements and jazzy rhythms.
The traditional group are fortunate to have two All-Ireland standard Uilleann pipers, two button accordion players, two mandolin players, six tin whistlers, a fiddler, a bodhrin player and a guitarist. Several students play more than one instrument allowing the group to explore a number of timbres when making music.
The traditional groups are able to produce high quality sets for special occasions and have greatly added to the celebratory atmosphere in the college over the past number of years.