The Music & Life of Turlough O'Carolan Workshop Series

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The Music & Life of Turlough O'Carolan Workshop Series

Time: April 8, 2016 at 6:30pm to April 22, 2016 at 8pm
Location: Old Town School of Folk Music
Street: 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map: http://www.oldtownschool.org/…
Phone: 773.728.6000
Event Type: repertoire, workshop, for, all, instruments
Organized By: Old Town School of Folk Music
Latest Activity: Apr 8, 2016

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This 3 week workshop series taught by Aislinn Gagliardi, will cover the diverse life and works of the 17th c. Irish harper and composer Turlough O'Carolan. Each week students will learn a distinctly different tune and its historical/cultural background, alongside relevant anecdotes of this prolific composer's life. Through various audio samples and instructor demonstration, students will also learn the best approach to accompanying and arranging a broad variety of O'Carolan's music appropriate for any instrument. Come to one, two, or all three workshops!

Aislinn Gagliardi is an Irish harpist, composer and teacher who recently released her debut solo album The Thin Place. She has researched the history of the Irish harp and Turlough O'Carolan in depth, and was a featured musician and co-producer of Candace Corrigan's O'Carolan, Songwriter album.


Melody and accompaniment instruments are both welcome. Sheet music will be provided for the tune learned at each workshop respectively.

Prerequisites: Basic music theory knowledge. Intermediate to Advanced levels.

April 8, 15 & 22 - 6:30pm-8pm

Adult Group Class

$25 ($24 members) · 90 minutes · Single meeting

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