Lewes Saturday Folk Club Workshop No 259 TEST

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,
White Hill,
Lewes
BN7 2DJ

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)

Provisional Timetable

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.
12.30 Lunch
13.30 We'll learn an Irish dance tune and explore the rhythms, phrasing and ornamentation appropriate to Irish dance music in general.
15.00 Tea/coffee break
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!
16.45 Finish

N.B. Booking is recommended as numbers are limited.
Maps & accommodation lists will be sent in advance if requested.

Valmai Goodyear,
20, St. John's Terrace,
LEWES,
East Sussex
BN7 2DL

Tel. (01273) 476757
e-mail: Valmai Goodyear
Website: http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/