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A week end of music making for experienced solo and consort singers, viol, baroque violin, lute and recorder players

Friday March 6 – Sunday March 8 th 2009 This course is now over.

Directors Deborah Roberts, Alison Crum and Roy Marks

Course fee £100 (£60 students) or €120 (€80 students)

In association with the Music Department, University College, Cork

The Music Department is situated in Sundays Well Rd next to St Vincents Church, and is not on the main UCC campus. It is a short walk from the city centre.

Historic Cork view from the River University College Cork Music Department


Triora Musica’s first course in Ireland will be set in the atmospheric city of Cork and will focus on English music from the 16 th and 17 th centuries, including such composers as William Byrd, John Dowland Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Weelkes and Thomas Tomkins. Depending upon the range of applicants we hope to arrange sessions for viol and recorder consorts, broken (mixed) consorts, and vocal groups for one and two per part singing.

In addition there will be open master classes on consort songs for solo singers and viol players. Baroque violins are also welcome as an alternative to the treble viol.

Deborah, Alison and Roy will be giving a lunchtime concert at the University at 1 pm on Friday, and the first session of the coursewill run from 5 pm to 7 pm. THe course will end with an informal concert on Sunday afternoon (March 8th) allowing time for participants from the UK and Europe to catch evening flights home.


All three tutors are highly experienced performers and teachers. Alison and Roy both play with the Rose Consort of Viols and have also led hundreds of courses around the world. Deborah’s performing career has included taking part in over a thousand concerts with the Tallis Scholars. In addition she is Co Artistic Director of Brighton Early Music Festival (

Further information

Cork is a bustling city full of character and charm. It has it’s own international airport within a short bus ride of the city centre, with flights from many parts of the UK and Europe: see for a full list).

There is also a wide range of accommodation available from budget B&B’s to top class hotels – many within walking distance of the UCC Music Department where the course will take place. See for accommodation lists and much further information about what to see and do in Cork. We can arrange group meals and visists to some of Cork’s wonderful pubs for the Friday and Saturday evenings following music making.