Wednesday Workshops – Fall Series 2023
€ 30.00 – € 100.00
I will be offering another series of workshops running late August to November 2023, with a separate series offered for intermediate and advanced levels. I will also be offering a new workshop series on Irish Airs which is suitable for mixed levels – you can find out more about that below.
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.
The dates for each series are as follows:
Dates: Sep 13, Oct 4, Oct 25, Nov 15
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.
Dates: Aug 30, Sep 20, Oct 11, Nov 1
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 Airs (all levels):
Dates: Sep 6, Sep 27, Oct 18, Nov 8
This new workshop series will include a selection of slow tunes from the different genres within the Irish music tradition, for example a harpers' tune, waltz, song air and slow air based on the sean nós singing tradition. These tunes will be taught with alternative left hands and ornamentation for more advanced players so will be suited to players of varying levels.
Intermediate Level €100, Advanced Level €100, Irish Airs €100, Single Workshop €30