Harp Workshops & Concert with Aislinn Gagliardi

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Harp Workshops & Concert with Aislinn Gagliardi

Time: April 30, 2016 from 12pm to 6pm
Location: Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ
Street: 1501 Gilbert Rd
City/Town: Madison
Website or Map: http://www.madharpers.org/new…
Phone: 608-663-2912
Event Type: workshop, concert
Organized By: Rachel - Madison Folk Harp Society
Latest Activity: Apr 30, 2016

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> Harp Workshop 1 (12:00-1:30 PM) Beginner: Irish Dance Tune

Learn a beginner-friendly Irish dance tune by ear, with easy ornamentation to spice up the melody. Discussion of accompanying the tune will follow as time allows. While sheet music will be provided at the end of the workshop, you are encouraged to bring a recording device, notebook etc.

> Harp Workshop 2 (2:00-3:30 PM) Intermediate: Irish Dance Tune with Rhythmic Accompaniment
This workshop for intermediate-advanced harpists focuses on rhythmically enhancing the left hand/accompaniment to Irish dance tunes. Learn a simple melody by ear (different from the dance tune in workshop 1), and then a variety of progressively rhythmic techniques to "lift" the tune through the accompaniment. Sheet music (melody only) will be provided at the end of the workshop. You are encouraged to bring a recording device, notebook etc.

> Concert at 4:30 PM, Irish Harp
Aislinn Gagliardi is a professional Irish harpist based in Chicago, and is well sought after as a performer, teacher and recording artist. Drawing from her background in Irish dance, and influenced by a diverse musical range from classical to Cape Breton, Aislinn’s distinct style shines through her music in an open and honest way. Known for her syncopated and rhythmic accompaniment, her compositions and arrangements offer a fresh perspective to the Irish music tradition.

$30 for one harp workshop, $50 for both harp workshops
(concert will be a free-will offering; suggestion donation $10/person or $25/family)
For more information or to RSVP for the workshops, please e-mail Rachel


Visitors are welcome to all harp circles.  For workshops, everyone present should pay the fee unless they are accompanying a child.  If you have questions about the group or want to learn more about harping in Madison or what a harp circle is, please contact Rachel.

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