T04 An Introduction to Traditional Irish Music

5-days from Sat 6th to Wed 10th April - 4:30pm

Merchiston Courses - Classroom Space


This course will introduce participants to the various types of music which make up the Irish harp repertoire, including harpers’ tunes, airs and dance tunes. Learn to play a few Irish tunes, along with basic forms of ornamentation and ideas on how to create simple yet effective left hand arrangements. The difference between how some Irish tunes are notated and how they should be played will also be discussed.

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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