Since the 1970s the guitar has replaced the piano as the favoured form of accompaniment for many Irish traditional musicians. It is obviously much more portable and, in many cases, provides the musician with more subtle accompaniment approaches. We have a wonderful range of guitar courses tailored to different tastes. If you want to delve into the open DADGAD tuning, M.J. McMahon will guide you through all of the fundamentals and techniques to get you to a solid standard. Or, perhaps you’re more interested in standard tuning. Cillian O’Dalaigh and Jean Damei both have courses aimed at various playing levels. And if backing songs rather than session tunes is more up your street, then we have Jon O’Connell’s course on popular Irish pub songs to give you some ideas from an accompaniment perspective.

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Guitar Courses

Basic, Intermediate and Advanced

learn to guitar accompaniment

Guitar Technique (Accompaniment)

with Cillian Ó’Dálaigh

  • Advanced

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Jean Damei Online Academy of Irish Music

Guitar Basics (Accompaniment)

with Jean Damei

  • Basic

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Jean Damei Online Academy of Irish Music

L’Accompagnement de la Musique Traditionnelle ...

with Jean Damei

  • Basic

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Guitar Progressions (Accompaniment)

with Cillian Ó’Dálaigh

  • Intermediate

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Learn Irish Pub Songs Online

Popular Irish Pub Songs

with Jon O’Connell

  • Intermediate

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Learn DADGAD Guitar

DADGAD Guitar Accompaniment

with MJ McMahon

  • Intermediate

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