Higgins & Higgins Music
(Birr, Co Offaly)

Books may not be ordered online. Books may be purchased by telephone, by post or in person.

  • NB
  • Our books are NOT available in any shop.
  • From the end of July 2017, customers may purchase our books online.
  • We will have a brand new
    website at the end of July 2017.



Higgins & Higgins Music creates and supplies a textbook, workbooks and CDs for secondary school students in Ireland who are doing Music for their Leaving Cert exam. The books cover the three curricular strands - listening, composing and performing.

  • An in-depth analysis of the set works for course A and course B is provided, with corresponding audio clips.
  • Irish music notes deal with topics such as dances, songs, developments and instruments.
  • Melody and harmony chapters offer substantial composing notes in these areas.
  • Performing and instrumental techniques to enhance aural skills are supplemented with examples.
  • Individual workbooks for melody-writing, harmony, listening (courses A and B), revision (courses A and B) and technology include ample exercises and study tips for exam preparation.
  • Manuscript copies (A4 and A5) leave space for students' off-stave notes and comments.

Orders for our books may be made

  • by phone, at 057-9125923, paying by debit or credit card
  • by post, using this order form and enclosing a cheque or postal order made payable to Higgins & Higgins or
  • in person, at Emmet Street, Birr, Co Offaly.

For school orders / bulk orders, phone 057-9125923

The textbook and workbooks may be bought individually, or in packages. Customised packages are also available. Ring us at 057-9125923 to discuss your specific musical needs.

Here is the catalogue of individual books:

  • Textbook with 3 CDs
  • Melody workbook
  • Harmony workbook
  • Core workbook with CD
  • Listening workbook with CD (either Course A or Course B)
  • Technology workbook
  • Revision workbook with CD (either Course A or Course B)
  • Traditional manuscript paper in A4 size
  • Manuscript paper with space for written comments and notes in A4 and A5 size

Additionally, Midland Examining Board is run by Higgins & Higgins Music. It supplies mock Junior and Leaving Cert Music mock exam papers in English and in Irish to schools all over Ireland. Ask us for details.

Finally, teachers and students may avail of some extra tuition in Music by signing up for one of our revision courses. Call back to this website for dates and updates.



Postal Address (Birr)

Higgins & Higgins
Emmet St
Co Offaly

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