Multi-disciplinary Arts Group - Promoting Access To The Arts

Des Carty Music School

Des Carty Music School tuition in guitar, fiddle, banjo, voice, bass, drums, mandolin, tin whistle. Ages 6-years upward. All Levels. Enrolling now

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Suburban Sounds

Suburban Sounds – music project for 14-18 year-old musicians. Six month course. Composing, rehearsal, recording & performance. Application form here.

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Des Carty Sessions 2017

Des Carty Sessions 2017 – our annual traditional & folk music festival held each year in Rathcoole, Saggart, Tallaght & Celbridge. Details here.        

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25 Years Of Visual Arts

25 years of visual arts with Alternative Entertainments. In 2010 we published a book chronicling our work in visual arts. View it here.                                       

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Alternative Entertainments

Alternative Entertainments is a community arts organisation based in Tallaght, South County Dublin with an emphasis on music-based projects. Our current programme includes:

  • Suburban Sounds - popular music project for 14-18 year-olds
  • The Des Carty Music School - year-round music classes for all ages and levels
  • The AltEnts Children’s Music Festival - event for national school pupils
  • The Des Carty Sessions - annual traditional and folk music festival
  • The Mickey McKenna Festival - traditional music festival