Traditional Irish Music
Participants will receive group and individual tuition in their chosen instrument (harp, fiddle, accordion, flute/whistle and guitar), plus enjoy group singing and stepdance workshops. By keeping the numbers very low – only max 6 participants per tutor, individual needs can be attended to, and personal focus given.
Teaching will be a combination of tradition and technique tailored to suit the participant level, with time to address both technical issues such as improving dexterity, left hand coordination, etc, alongside traditional elements - ornamentation, tempos, rhythm, and of course, lots of time to learn new tunes.
There will be classes every morning from 10am until 1pm, then masterclasses, vocal sessions and stepdance workshops in the afternoon. In the evenings we will have informal sessions, a ceilidh, a student concert and a concert by The Outside Track.
Residents will have accommodation, full board and all tuition and evening activities at Cromarty Brewery included in the course price.
The Outside Track's marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation.
The Outside Track are Ailie Robertson (harp and backing vocals), Cillian O'Dalaigh (guitar and backing vocals), Fiona Black (accordion), Mairi Rankin (fiddle and backing vocals), and Teresa Horgan (vocals and flute). We recently launched their new album Light Up The Dark and include a track below.
For more information visit http://outsidetracksummerschool.weebly.com/
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