Irish Traditional Music

There are eight LCM Irish Traditional grades, one introductory level, four performance diplomas and three teaching diplomas.

The standard graded exams consist of a performance of three pieces, repertoire and supplementary tests.

We also provide alternatives to our standard examination format designed to offer something different to our diverse range of candidates:

Exams can be taken in any one of the following instruments: Banjo, Bodhrán, Button Accordion, Concertina, Electronic Keyboard, Fiddle, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Mandolin, Melodeon, Piano, Piano Accordion, Tin Whistle and Uilleann Pipes. Other instruments will be considered, please contact the LCME office.

Resources

What's in the exam

Pre-Grade 1

Exam content

  • 4 Performances
Grades

Exam content

  • 3 Performances
  • Repertoire
  • Supplementary tests
Leisure Play

Exam content

  • Performance (4 pieces)
DipLCM

Exam content

  • Performance
  • Sight Reading
ALCM

Exam content

  • Performance
  • Repertoire
  • Notation and Aural Skills
LLCM

Exam content

  • Performance
  • Notation and Aural Skills
FLCM

Exam content

  • Performance
  • Programme Notes
DipLCM Teaching

Exam content

ALCM Teaching

Exam content

LLCM Teaching

Exam content