Wednesday Workshops – Fall Series 2022

 60.00 100.00

I will be offering another series of workshops running late August to November 2022, with a separate series offered for intermediate and advanced levels. I will also be offering a new format workshop: Irish Traditional Music – Technique and Style (see below for more information).

Participants sign up for a course of 4 workshops at their chosen level/topic, one every 3 weeks, 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.

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The dates for each series are as follows:

Intermediate Level: 
Dates: Sep 7, Sep 28, Oct 26, Nov 16
In these workshops we will learn some intermediate-level Irish 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 be discussed. We will also look at how the written music differs from how tunes are played and other elements of Irish style.

Advanced Level:
Dates: Aug 24, Sep 14, Oct 5, Nov 2
These workshops are for anyone already familiar with learning by ear and playing Irish traditional music. We will work on more advanced ideas for ornamentation, adding variations and arranging ideas as well as adding some new tunes to your repertoire!

Irish Traditional Music: Technique and Style:
Dates: Aug 31, Sep 21, Oct 12, Nov 9 (8.00-9.00pm)
This workshop series will follow a slightly different format, in that we will cover a different topic in each session. These will be shorter workshops, 45-60 minutes, and also more interactive - people will have the opportunity to play and get feedback within the workshop setting. As a result, only the demonstration parts of the workshop will be recorded and sent out afterwards for replay.
1. General Technique and Fingering Suggestions for Irish Traditional Music
2. Fingering Technique for Speed
3. Perfecting your Ornamentation
4. Tempo, Rhythm and Flow in Dance Tunes
Fee: 60 euro (50 if added on to another workshop series).

Additional information

Course

Intermediate Level €100, Advanced Level €100, Irish Traditional Music – Technique & Style €60