2021 Adult Workshops

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What to Expect
All MIM @ Home adult workshops, interviews & lectures, will be delivered over Zoom. Due to the relatively short workshop length (60 minutes), workshops will be conducted in lecture format with participants muted, but with the capability to play along with the instructor. Instructors will decide how to conduct the workshops, and how/whether to incorporate interactive elements such as playing/practicing along, using the chat function, live question & answer etc. Online classrooms will open 15 minutes ahead of each workshop. Workshops will begin at scheduled time. We recommend logging on early to settle in and say hello to other participants! A volunteer host will be available to let students into the classroom before and during the workshops.

Workshop Recordings
Adult workshops will be recorded by CIM hosts and made available for registered MIM @ Home participants to stream until the end of July (it may take us a week to get these videos uploaded and available). Any additional materials from visiting artists (pdf’s, audio recordings etc) will be available via Dropbox until the end of July. Saturday Only and Sunday Only students will have access to videos from the day they were registered.

Financial Aid
The financial aid deadline for MIM @ Home workshops has passed.

Saturday Workshops, June 12th: 

Time Instructor Workshop Title Instrument
9:00am-10:00am



Mary Bergin Whistle: Tunes & Technique Whistle
Bríd Harper Fiddle: Tunes & Technique Fiddle
Nell Ní Chróinín Traditional Irish Songs & Singing Song
Edel Fox Tunes for all instruments with Edel Fox Melody Instruments
Conor Connolly Accordion: Tunes & Technique Accordion
Páraic Mac Donnchadha Tenor banjo: Tunes & Technique Tenor Banjo
Tommy Fitzharris Flute: Tunes & Technique Flute
Michelle Mulcahy Irish Harp (taught by ear) Harp
Dáithí Sproule Learning guitar compositions in DADGAD tuning, part 1 Guitar
Macdara Ó Faoláin Irish bouzouki accompaniment, part 1 Bouzouki
10:00am-10:30am Break
10:30am-11:30am Mary Bergin Whistle: Tunes & Technique Whistle
Bríd Harper Fiddle: Tunes & Technique Fiddle
Nell Ní Chróinín Traditional Irish Songs & Singing Song
Edel Fox Concertina: Tunes & Technique Concertina
Conor Connolly Accordion: Tunes & Technique Accordion
Páraic Mac Donnchadha Tunes for all instruments with Páraic Mac Donnchadha Melody Instruments
Tommy Fitzharris Flute: Tunes & Technique Flute
Michelle Mulcahy Irish Harp (taught by ear) Harp
Dáithí Sproule Learning guitar compositions in dadgad tuning, part 2 Guitar
Macdara Ó Faoláin Irish bouzouki accompaniment, part 2 Bouzouki
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch Break
12:30pm-1:30pm Mary Bergin Interview w/Dáithí Sproule All are welcome!
Bríd Harper Fiddle: Tunes & Technique Fiddle
Nell Ní Chróinín Singing Songs in Irish Gaelic Song
Edel Fox Concertina: Tunes & Technique Concertina
Conor Connolly Tunes for all instruments with Conor Connolly Melody Instruments
Páraic Mac Donnchadha Tenor banjo: Tunes & Technique Tenor Banjo
Tommy Fitzharris Flute: Tunes & Technique Flute
Michelle Mulcahy Irish Harp (taught by ear) Harp
Macdara Ó Faoláin Fiddle Tunes of John Dwyer Fiddle
1:30pm-3:00pm Break  
3:00pm-4:00pm Concert  Mary Bergin & Conor Connolly
5:00pm-6:00pm Danny Diamond & Norah Rendell Session led by Danny Diamond and Norah Rendell. In-person at the CJ outdoor stage and broadcast live All Instruments
TBD Learn a Session set! Learn a set of 2-3 tunes that you'll play at a session Melody Instruments
7:30pm-9:30pm Concert MIM Saturday night concert featuring Martin McHugh & Friends, Nathan & Laura Fedderson live from the Celtic Junction Arts Center

Sunday Workshops, June 13th:

Time Instructor Workshop Title Instrument
9:00am-10:00am



Mary Bergin Whistle: Tunes & Technique Whistle
Bríd Harper Fiddle: Tunes & Technique Fiddle
Nell Ní Chróinín Interview w/Dáithí Sproule All are welcome!
Edel Fox Concertina: Tunes & Technique Concertina
Conor Connolly Accordion: Tunes & Technique Accordion
Páraic Mac Donnchadha Tenor banjo: Tunes & Technique Tenor Banjo
Tommy Fitzharris Tunes for all instruments with Tommy Fitzharris Melody Instruments
Brian Miller

Lecture: Discordant Concord: The 100-Year Experiment of Irish Music Accompaniment, Session One: 1921-1971

All are welcome!
10:00am-10:30am Break
10:30am-11:30am Mary Bergin Whistle: Tunes & Technique Whistle
Bríd Harper Fiddle: Tunes & Technique Fiddle
Nell Ní Chróinín Traditional Irish Songs & Singing Song
Edel Fox Concertina: Tunes & Technique Concertina
Conor Connolly Tunes for all instruments with Conor Connolly Melody Instruments
Páraic Mac Donnchadha Tenor banjo: Tunes & Technique Tenor Banjo
Tommy Fitzharris Flute: Tunes & Technique Flute
Brian Miller Lecture: Discordant Concord: The 100-Year Experiment of Irish Music Accompaniment, Session Two: 1971-2021 All are welcome!
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch Break
12:30pm-1:30pm Mary Bergin Whistle: Tunes & Technique Whistle
Bríd Harper Tunes for all instruments with Bríd Harper Melody Instruments
Nell Ní Chróinín Traditional Irish Songs & Singing Song
Edel Fox Concertina: Tunes & Technique Concertina
Conor Connolly Accordion: Tunes & Technique Accordion
Páraic Mac Donnchadha Interview with Dáithí Sproule All are welcome!
Tommy Fitzharris Flute: Tunes & Technique Flute
Danny Diamond Lecture: The Music of Andy Dickson, a collection housed at the Irish Traditional Music Archives in Dublin (ITMA) All are welcome!
1:30pm-3:00pm Break  
3:00pm-4:00pm Concert Concert: Páraic Mac Donnchadha and Bríd Harper
5:00pm-6:00pm Nathan Gourley & Laura Fedderson Session with Nathan Gourley & Laura Fedderson, in-person at the CJ outdoor stage and broadcast live All Instruments
TBD

Learn a Tune
Learn a set of 2-3 tunes that you'll play at a session!

Melody Instruments

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WORKSHOPS are geared towards intermediate/advanced students, but all are welcome. 

LECTURES and INTERVIEWS are open to all Irish music and history enthusiasts! You don't need to bring an instrument to these.

TUNES workshops are a wonderful way to meet our visiting artists and learn about their music. These workshops are open to all classic Irish melody instruments (accordion, concertina, flute, whistle, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, harp etc). Tunes will be taught by ear.