Wednesday Workshops – Fall Series
€ 40.00 – € 100.00
This Fall I will be offering a new series of workshops, divided by level. Workshops will be offered for intermediate and advanced levels, as well as a new ‘Introduction to Irish Music’ workshop series which includes information on various aspects of the Irish tradition as well as elementary level tunes.
Participants sign up for a course of 4 workshops at the appropriate level, one every 3 weeks from September to November for a fee of €100. Workshops take place on Wednesdays 8.00-9.15pm Irish Standard Time (3.00-4.15pm Eastern)
An audio recording will be sent to participants in advance so you can familiarise yourself with the tune ahead of each workshop. The workshop itself will be taught by ear, live on 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.
See dates and further details below.
The dates for each series are as follows:
Introduction to Irish Music:
Dates: Sep 1, Sep 22, Oct 13, Nov 10
This workshop series will focus on a different element of Irish music in each session – types of dance tunes and how they differ from the written notation, the story of the Irish harp from mythology to the present day, the song tradition etc. Each workshop will be divided into 2 parts: the information session and tune teaching session. In each workshop an easy tune will also be taught for elementary level players.
This workshop series can be purchased as a stand alone series for elementary players [fee 100 euro], or for those attending other workshop levels, you are welcome to attend the information part of the workshop as an add-on to your own workshops [fee 40 euro when purchased with another workshop registration]
Dates: Sep 8, Sep 29, Oct 20, Nov 17
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.
Dates: Aug 25, Sep 15, Oct 6, Nov 3
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!
Introduction to Irish Music (full workshop), Intermediate Level, Advanced Level, Introduction to Irish Music Add-On