T26 Irish Music Past and Present

5-days from Sat 6th to Wed 10th April -

Merchiston Courses - Classroom Space


This course will look at the broad spectrum of music making up the Irish harp repertoire. From 17th and 18th century harper composers, to song airs, to the dance music widely played on the Irish harp today. Tunes from each of these genres will be taught, exploring. different types of ornamentation and melodic variation used in Irish traditional music. Approaches to creating interesting and stylistically appropriate arrangements will also be covered.

Tutor: Grainne Hambly - Gráinne from County Mayo is an internationally recognised exponent and teacher of the Irish harp both at home and abroad. She studied music at Queen’s University Belfast and also plays concertina. Gráinne has toured and recorded with various artists and has released a number of CDs, including Music from Ireland and Scotland with William Jackson, as well as books of arrangements for solo harp and harp ensemble. . "absolute mastery of the Irish harp".

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