History

The history of the Irish Traditional Music Institute incorporates over 40 years of Deirdre O’Brien-Vaughan‘s teaching and performing skills, and over 200 years of Beechlawn House‘s history.

Established by renowned harpist and musician Deirdre O’Brien-Vaughan, the Irish Traditional Music Institute has nurtured thousands of musicians over the last 30 years.

Located in the historic Beechlawn House in Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare, the Institute provides a location where students can explore the traditions and culture of music in a natural and historic setting.