Traditional Music Society
Welcome to Tradsoc, the home of traditional Irish music on campus! Tradsoc is one of UCD’s fastest growing societies, with membership increasing exponentially each year. Tradsoc caters for everyone; from the most dedicated tradheads to non-musicians.
We host regular and special one-off events to suit all levels of interest. Weekly sessions take place each Tuesday from 7-10pm in the foyer of the Student Centre. If one session just isn’t enough there is also a session in Devitt’s pub on Lower Camden St. each Thursday from 9:30pm onwards.
For beginners and intermediate musicians, we have created an Online Tunebook on our website www.tradsocucd.com. These tunes are common session tunes and allow everyone to be included in the weekly session. We also plan to host music lessons this year to help students get started in the trad world.
As well as our weekly sessions, we also have some exciting events throughout the year including the famous pub-crawl, Tradsgiving, concerts both on and off campus, singing sessions and trips to Trad festivals at home and abroad. One of Tradsoc’s most important events is the charity CD which is recorded each year, with all proceeds going to charity. Last year the CD generated over €1,000 for MS Ireland.
As Tradsoc promotes Irish culture we love to get involved with other societies on campus. Over the years we have collaborated with An Cumann Gaelach, DanceSoc and the International Society to name but a few. International students are particularly welcome in Tradsoc to experience Irish culture for however long they study in UCD.
Follow us on social media to keep up to date with our events and check out www.tradsocucd.com for more information.