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2018 Instructors

Jeremy Wade teaching Bodhrán – Beyond “Down, Up, Down, Up”

Jeremy Wade is an active instructor, composer, and performer in the Central Kentucky area. Jeremy serves as the Director of Percussion at George Rogers Clark High School and Lexington Christian Academy. He is also an adjunct faculty member with the Kentucky McTeggart Irish Dancers, serving as a bodhrán instructor and music consultant. A versatile performer, Jeremy has played with many ensemb...
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Jil Chambless teaching Traditional Song

Alabama native Jil Chambless has played an active role in the Celtic music scene for more than 25 years. As singer and flute and whistle player, Jil brings to any audience a wonderful listening experience from haunting ballads and upbeat songs to toe-tapping tunes with a smooth delivery that never fails to bring both smiles and tears in every performance. Jil performs on stage at Celtic festivals...
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Skip Cleavinger teaching Piping

Skip began started playing traditional Scottish and Irish music on the Highland pipes over 40 years ago. He spent many years playing the pipes in solo and band competitions. Throughout the years spent focusing on the Highland pipes, Skip loved to listen to recordings of Liam O’Flynn, Davy Spillane, and others play the uilleann pipes. About 20 years ago, Skip decided to order a set of uilleann pipe...
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Rebecca Rose teaching Irish Fiddle (Advanced)

Rebecca Rose, originally from Northern California, started playing violin when she was 6 years old and soon after developed an interest in fiddle, especially Irish music.  She earned her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from University of California, Santa Cruz and a Masters of Education in Music Education from University of the Pacific.  Rebecca learned Irish music by attending workshops a...
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Davey Mathias teaching DADGAD Guitar

Davey Mathias is literally a guitarist’s guitarist. He has often performed with fiddler Randal Bays, himself a highly respected Irish music guitarist. Randal says “It’s hard to imagine a better guitarist partner..” Davey accompanies Irish music with an uncommon warmth and sensitivity. From his early days as a punk rocker, passion for honesty and authenticity led him to traditional music. Davey now...
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Andi Hearn teaching Irish Fiddle (Beginning)

Fiddler and singer, Andi Hearn, has spent more than 20 years learning Irish fiddle music from the tradition's very best music exponents. Along the way, she has also collected and studied songs from the vast unaccompanied “sean-nos” ballad tradition of Ireland, as well as solo songs from all over the world. Her vocal style is as rich and hearty as her fiddle tunes. From her home in Columbia, South ...
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Turlach Boylan teaching Traditional Irish Flute

Turlach Boylan grew up on a farm in County Derry, the oldest of seven children. He began playing Irish music in earnest on the flute at the age of 16 studying with County Antrim flute master John Kennedy. Turlach has lived in the US since 1989, and toured extensively with the traditional band Glen Road, performing for audiences of all ages. He plays flute, tin whistle, mandolin and tenor banjo.
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Randy Clepper teaching Accompaniment for Irish Tunes (Beginner)

Central-Ohio-based multi-instrumentalist Randy Clepper is in demand as an accomplished player of Irish and other traditional music on Irish bouzouki, fingerstyle acoustic guitar, tenor banjo and hammer dulcimer.  Equally adept at all of these, his playing has been described as “magnificent”, “strong and confident” (Dulcimer Player’s News) – “a Celtic guru” (Wood ‘N Strings).  Randy performs solo a...
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Amanda Morgan teaching Young Fiddlers Workshop

Amanda Morgan is an Assistant teacher at Knoxville Montessori School, ages 3-kindergarten. She has also taught English as a second language to French high schoolers. In her second life, she is an Irish fiddle player and has been playing in the band, Shamrock Road for three years.
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Katelyn Dunn teaching Traditional Irish Dance

Katelyn Dunn started Irish Step dancing at the age of eleven in her home state of Minnesota. She instantly fell in love with this rhythmic dance so rooted in Irish culture and history. Katelyn has performed and competed throughout the United States and has also taught several Irish Dance workshops for various modern dance schools. After years of performing and competing, she is now working toward ...
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