Celtic Roots Community Music Academy is a Wirral-based social enterprise specialising in traditional Celtic music. We aim to raise awareness of Celtic music and heritage through participatory music-making, using Celtic performing arts to support education, learning and wellbeing for people of all ages. Our long-term goal is to establish a North West Centre of Excellence in music and Celtic performing arts.
Regular music classes are held at the Thornton Hough Village Club in the picturesque village of Thornton Hough. We provide tuition on piano/keyboard, string instruments, woodwind and percussion. Our outstanding team of tutors and musicians teach an array of traditional folk instruments including tin whistle, Irish Drum, Irish flute, fiddle, accordion, guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, harp and bagpipes.
Our programme also includes workshops for children in schools, and performances at a range of events.
Education and Learning
For schools, Celtic Roots provides specialist music and arts programmes supporting music and cultural education across the National Curriculum. We run socially-inclusive programmes to all communities through music, dance, art and drama.
Community Health and Wellbeing
Our aim is to bring the community together to experience, explore and share the possibilities of learning to play a musical instrument. We learn in a Ceilidh setting and we use the word Ceilidh in the truest meaning of the word which is "gathering of friends". We learn about our cultural heritage and the importance of folk music of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Our combination of relaxed learning with artistic excellence means that students make good progress whilst forming associations and lasting friendships.
Concerts and Ceilidhs are organised for pupils to display their new or rekindled talents. These events provide pupils with goals and manageable achievements. Members of the public are invited to spectate and participate. We also run children's Ceilidh music workshops, family workshops and miniature flute-making projects, which cater from ages four and up.