Barefield is synonymous with Irish Traditional Music and the students in the school have opportunities to learn tin-whistle at an early age. They progress to a wide range of instruments including fiddle, concertina, harp, flute, accordion, banjo, mandolin, pipes, piano, drums so that they can partake in Céilí bands and groups.
These ensembles are done through the medium of ear-training and learning by ear with immersion in the rich culture of Ireland. All pupils are encouraged to practice for solo and ensemble-playing with some making it to All-Ireland standard every year since 1997.
Links have been made in the USA, Sweden and Bulgaria with students from these countries performing in Barefield over the past number of years. The drive for excellence comes from Denis Liddy who plays fiddle. He has played with many groups and bands over a long number of years and has recorded many CDs.
Irish Traditional Music teaching takes place after school (see timetable).
Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge tosnaithe inár scoil. Tosnaíonn gach lá le ceol iontach, aoibhinn ó bhanna ceoil Mr. Liddy. Déanann na páistí gach iarrach Gaeilge a labhairt go minic i rith an lae. Tá a [...]
Our Junior Spring Concert proved to be a most exciting and entertaining morning when our junior classes performed to a packed audience of parents and grandparents in our halla. All our pupils excelled in singing, [...]
Visit of His Excellency, Mitsuru Kitano, Japanese Ambassador to Ireland Gallery6th Mrs. Corrigan/Mrs. Daffy 2019/20, 6th Mrs. O'Connor 2019/20, Artists in School, Board of Management, Celebrations, Geography, Green School Flag, Irish Traditional Music, Modern Languages, Music, News, Parents' Association, SPHE, Visual Arts
It was an exciting and historical school day on Friday 13th December for the pupils of Barefield N.S. Japanese Ambassador Mitsuru Kitano was especially invited to launch our Art Exhibition on Great Masters of the [...]
Tigh na Coille groups and bands had a great summer 2019. We had great help with arrangements and tutoring from Elvie Miller, Heidi & Brenn Liddy along with Derek Hickey and Eimear Coughlan. The school [...]
Congratulations to all the musicians who played at the weekend in the West County, Ennis. The sunshine and the crowds made it a memorable weekend for all. The younger group under 12 played to a [...]
In association with Mr. Liddy's Trad Music classes and to celebrate World Music Day parents are invited to attend a school concert tomorrow, Friday 22nd @ 11.00 am in our Halla.