Hi, I’m Jeroen Blancke and the founder of the Cobh Trad Group.
When I came to Ireland in 2007 from Belgium, I wanted to learn more Irish music and develop my skills.
I arrived in Galway with my suitcase and my violin and went straight out looking for music.
Many places welcomed me, but it became clear that I wasn’t at the level required.
I found a learner session with the Dusty Banjo’s in Richardson which I joined.
All levels of musicians could join and have a session afterwards in the pub.
Thanks to Dusty Banjo’s I learned so much technique, tunes,…
I want to do the same now for people who like to play Irish music, but need some improvement or gain confidence!
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