In Spink Comhaltas, we encourage our musicians to consider sitting the SCT music examinations. We provide preparation for these exams, and since our musicians first started sitting these exams in 2014, we have prepared in excess of 100 candidates for the exams. Our members have achieved excellent grades in these exams, including a number who have won the Mícheál Ó hEidhin Gold Medal at Grade 8 for achieving outstanding results.
The SCT (Scrúdu Ceol Tíre) programme is a graded series of exams in traditional Irish music, designed to take you as a musician from basic proficiency in tune-playing through to a comprehensive mastery of the tradition. Along the way you’ll learn about music theory, improve your ear and research the history of musical styles and players.
Here are our musicians who sat the SCT exam in 2017: