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2017 Workshop Offerings

Traditional Irish Song with Margaret Rush

Sing, Sing, Sing! Would you like to learn some Irish songs, including songs from Dublin, songs with choruses and songs in Gaelic, and spend time with other singers? As well as passing on some songs, Margaret hopes to facilitate discussions about finding songs that suit you and the occasion you find yourself in; how to find your inner singer. Word sheets will be provided. Bring recording devices to...
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Accompaniment for Irish Tunes (Beginner) with Randy Clepper

This class will teach the basics of Irish tune accompaniment. We'll talk about the standard types of tunes (jigs, reels, etc.), their rhythms, common chords, and what makes Irish accompaniment different from accompanying other musical styles.  We'll talk about listening, as well as how much -- and how little -- to play.  Guitars and bouzoukis are welcome - heck, any accompaniment instrument is wel...
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Young Fiddlers Workshop with Amanda Morgan

This is an introduction to playing Irish fiddle & session playing, suitable for young fiddle players between the ages of 10-12. We will learn a common session tune by ear and then visit the slow session towards the end of the workshop. I will provide sheet music as a memory aid to take home. Please bring a recording device. The workshop will be limited to 10 kids. Please note that this is a...
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Traditional Irish Dance with Katelyn Dunn

Irish Step Dance has existed for centuries. This graceful and powerful dance so-rooted in Irish history continues to mesmerize today. During this workshop you will learn the basics of Irish Step dance posture and footwork by learning solo and group dances. So come kick up your heels, learn something new, and most of all have fun with this energetic dance form!
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Bodhran with Albert Alfonso

This class is for beginner to intermediate drummers. We will be working on the mechanics of playing, rhythm sets, and drum care. We will also cover practice exercises, session etiquette, and tone bending. Albert will bring a couple extra drums for students who do not have a drum or who would like to try one of his. Please contact us at info@tunejunkie.org if you will need to borrow a drum.
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Accompaniment for Irish Tunes (Intermediate) with Vincent Fogarty

Accompaniment for Irish Tunes will cover chord progressions and rhythmic structure for one reel and one jig.  We will also discuss practical aspects of accompanying Irish music, such as string gauges for instruments using alternate tunings, the use of alternate tunings, to capo or not to capo, accompaniment etiquette, how to navigate your way through a session, etc.
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Irish Fiddle (Advanced) with Beanie Odell

The Advanced Irish Fiddle workshop will focus how to find your voice within traditional Irish music. The class will cover some practice techniques and ideas for continuing the journey to becoming a traditional Irish fiddler and a unique musician within the tradition. Bring a recording device and something to take notes with in order to maximize your benefit from the workshop.
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Irish Fiddle (Beginning) with Andi Hearn

This workshop will be geared towards students that are newer fiddle players and/or new to playing Irish music on the fiddle (ie. You are somewhat comfortable with your instrument and maybe already playing a tune or two or ten).  We will have a strong focus on learning by ear with the goal of learning one or two tunes in the class with time for discussion of techniques and tools to boost your learn...
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