Wednesday Workshops (Series 2): Jan – April 2021

Monthly workshops, offered on Wednesdays at 8.00-9.15pm Irish time (3.00-4.15 Eastern). Worskhops will be offered for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Participants sign up for a course of 4 workshops at the appropriate level, one per month from January to April. Fee €100 (payable via PayPal, Revolut or bank transfer).

An audio recording will be sent to participants in advance so you can familiarise yourself with the tune for each workshop. The workshop itself will be taught by ear, live using zoom and will be video recorded with an access link sent afterwards so you can review at your leisure or catch up if you couldn’t make the live workshop. Sheet music will also be provided afterwards for anyone who would like to have it.

Time: 8.00-9.15pm Irish Standard Time (3.00-4.15pm Eastern)

Beginner Level:
Dates: Jan 20, Feb 10, Mar 10, April 21
For players with a few months playing experience upwards. This course will focus on learning simple tunes by ear, as well as covering the basics of good playing technique and will include easy left hand arrangements.

Intermediate Level:
Dates: Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 24, April 28
In these workshops we will learn some easy Irish dance tunes and work on adding ornamentation (including cuts, triplets and trebles) to a basic melody. Ideas on how to develop your left hand arranging skills will also be covered. We will also look at how the written music differs from how tunes are played and other elements of Irish style.

Advanced Level:
Dates: Jan 13, Feb 3, Mar 3, April 14
These workshops are for anyone already familiar with learning by ear and playing Irish traditional music. We will work on more advanced ornamentation and arranging ideas as well as adding some new tunes to your repertoire!

Email grainnehambly@gmail.com for more information.

Jan 29-31, Winter Harp Festival Online

Workshop Weekend with Ailie Robertson (Scotland), Tristan Legovic (Brittany), Adriano Sangineto (Italy). There are 3 levels, elementary, intermediate and advanced. Registration includes 10 hours of tuition (working with all 4 tutors over the weekend) plus 2 zoom concerts.
See website for more information and to register

Feb 28, Harps in Springtime

Workshops, talks and performances hosted by Harp North in conjunction with Harp Ireland.
See website for more information and to register

Winter/Spring 2021, Irish Harp Online – Virtual Harp Camp : Build your own!

Intensive private or small group tuition online… organise a customised workshop or performance with your harp circle, friends or students. Choose your preferred dates and times, topics you want to cover etc
Email grainnehambly@gmail.com to discuss the possibilities!

Harps for Hope

Performances by various artists organised by HarpIreland:
See Gráinne Hambly and William Jackson’s performance here