MÁIRE NÍ CHATHASAIGH IRISH HARP WORKSHOP http://www.mairenichathasaigh.com
Saturday 15th. September 2018
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Places £35. Booking form available here.
(£17 for two under 25-year olds)
The Elephant & Castle,
Máire is "the doyenne of Irish harp players" (Scotland on Sunday) and recipient of Irish music's most prestigious Award, Gradam Cheoil TG4 - Traditional Musician of the Year. A multiple All-Ireland and Pan-Celtic winner, she developed profoundly influential techniques for harp performance of traditional Irish music, heard on her pioneering New-Strung Harp (1985) and subsequent seven recordings with guitarist Chris Newman - with whom she tours worldwide. She gives regular workshops in Ireland, the UK, USA and Europe.
All-standards workshop: We'll learn some lovely turns from the wide repertoire of the Irish traditional & discuss appropriate rhythm, phrasing, ornamentation & accompaniment - primarily by ear & intonation, though written music will be provided. And we'll play a piece together as a harp ensemble too!
MÁIRE NÍ CHATHASAIGH & CHRIS NEWMAN PERFORM AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB IN THE EVENING
AT THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE
(admission £10; advance tickets available from address at end of the booking form)
|10.45||Registration & coffee; order lunch (refreshments are not included)|
|11.00||We'll brush up on the basics of harp technique (fingering, placement, &c) briefly discuss relaxation & effective practising, & learn a pretty old Irish harp tune.|
|13.30||We'll learn an Irish dance tune and explore the rhythms, phrasing and ornamentation appropriate to Irish dance music in general.|
|15.15||We'll explore harmony & accompaniment & learn to play an Irish piece arranged for harp ensemble - there will be parts for all standards & we'll make a lovely sound together to finish up the day!|
N.B. Booking is recommended as numbers are limited.
Maps & accommodation lists will be sent in advance if requested.
20, St. John's Terrace,
Tel. (01273) 476757
e-mail: Valmai Goodyear