2020 Adult Workshops

Saturday • Sunday

Workshops are listed by day and time below. Click here to view all adult workshops listed by instrument

Reduced prices, financial aid and t-shirt orders are available through May 17th. 
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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.

Saturday Workshops, June 13th: 

Time Instructor Workshop Title Instrument Level
9:00am-10:00am Conal Ó Gráda Irish Flute: Tone, Breath Management & Articulation, Part 1 Flute int-adv
9:00am-10:00am Matt Cranitch Irish Fiddle: Idiomatic Performance and Rhythmic Identity, Part 1 Fiddle int-adv
9:00am-10:00am Benny McCarthy Tunes With Benny McCarthy Melody Instruments int-adv
9:00am-10:00am Danny Diamond Building Personal Style & Tune Versions, Part 1 Fiddle int-adv
9:00am-10:00am Pauline Conneely Tenor Banjo: Tunes & Technique, Part 1 Tenor Banjo int-adv
9:00-10:00am Hannah Flowers Irish Harp: Learning Irish Music By Ear Harp int-adv
10:00am-10:30am Break
10:30am-11:30am Conal Ó Gráda Irish Flute: Tone, Breath Management & Articulation, Part 2

Flute

int-adv
10:30am-11:30am Matt Cranitch Irish Fiddle: Idiomatic Performance and Rhythmic Identity, Part 2

Fiddle

int-adv
10:30am-11:30am Benny McCarthy Irish Accordion: Tunes & Technique Part 1 Accordion

int-adv

10:30am-11:30am Seán Gavin Uilleann Pipes: Tunes & Technique, Part 1 Uilleann Pipes

int-adv

10:30am-11:30am Danny Diamond Building Personal Style & Tune Versions, Part 2 Fiddle int-adv
10:30am-11:30am Pauline Conneely Tunes from Pauline Conneely Melody Instruments int-adv
10:30am-11:30am Brian Ó hAirt Concertina: Tunes & Technique, Part 1 Concertina int-adv
10:30am-11:30am Amy Richter Bodhrán: Technique & Style, Part 1 Bodhrán int-adv
10:30am-11:30am Hannah Flowers Harpin' It: Stylistic Tips & Ornamentation Harp int-adv
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch Break
12:30pm-1:30pm Conal Ó Gráda Irish flute: Tone, Breath Management and Articulation, part 3 Flute int-adv
12:30pm-1:30pm Matt Cranitch Interview with Dáithí Sproule Interview all are welcome!
12:30pm-1:30pm Benny McCarthy Irish Accordion: Tunes & Technique, Part 2 Accordion int-adv
12:30pm-1:30pm Seán Gavin Uilleann Pipes: Tunes & Technique, Part 2 Uilleann Pipes int-adv

12:30pm-1:30pm

Pauline Conneely Tenor Banjo: Tunes & Technique, Part 2 Tenor Banjo int-adv

12:30pm-1:30pm

Brian Ó hAirt Concertina: Tunes & Technique, Part 2 Concertina int-adv
12:30pm-1:30pm Amy Richter Bodhrán: Technique & Style, Part 2 Bodhrán int-adv
1:30pm-3:00pm Break  
3:00pm-4:00pm Concert Conal O'Grada
4:00pm-5:00pm Seán Gavin Music of Chief O'Neill All Melody Instruments int-adv
4:00pm-5:00pm Danny Diamond The Long Road to Glenties: a presentation with archival film footage documenting Pete Seeger's journey in 1964 to meet iconic fiddler, John Doherty. Lecture all are welcome
4:00pm-5:00pm Brian Ó hAirt Traditional Singing: Repertoire & Tips for Singing Unaccompanied Songs, Part 1 Song all are welcome
7:30pm-9:30pm Concert Seán Gavin, Danny Diamond & Brian Miller live from the Celtic Junction Arts Center

Sunday Workshops, June 14th:

Time Instructor Workshop Title Instrument
9:00am-10:00am Conal Ó Gráda Irish Flute & Whistle: Polkas & Slides Flute/Whistle int-adv
9:00am-10:00am Matt Cranitch Tunes with Matt Cranitch All Melody Instruments int-adv
9:00am-10:00am Benny McCarthy Irish Accordion: Music of Bobby Gardiner Accordion int-adv
9:00am-10:00am Danny Diamond Donegal/Northern Fiddle Repertoire, Part 1 All Melody Instruments int-adv
9:00am-10:00am Pauline Conneely Tenor Banjo: Ornamentation & Style, Part 1 Tenor Banjo int-adv
9:00am-10:00am Brian Ó hAirt Concertina: Tunes & Technique Part 3 Concertina int-adv
10:00am-10:30am Break
10:30am-11:30am Conal Ó Gráda Tunes with Conal Ó Gráda All Melody Instruments int-adv
10:30am-11:30am Matt Cranitch Irish Fiddle: Sliabh Luachra Repertoire & Style, Part 1 Fiddle int-adv
10:30am-11:30am Benny McCarthy Irish Accordion: Tunes & Technique Part 3 Accordion int-adv
10:30am-11:30am Seán Gavin Irish Flute & Whistle: Phrasing & Breathing, Part 1 Flute/Whistle int-adv
10:30am-11:30am Danny Diamond Donegal/Northern Fiddle Repertoire, Part 2 All Melody Instruments int-adv
10:30am-11:30am Pauline Conneely Interview with Dáithí Sproule Interview all are welcome
10:30am-11:30am Brian Ó hAirt Traditional Singing: Repertoire & Tips for Singing Unaccompanied Songs, Part 2 Song all are welcome
10:30am-11:30am Brian Miller Better Backing Through Informed improvisation, Part 1 Accompaniment Instruments int-adv
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch Break
12:30pm-1:30pm Conal Ó Gráda Interview with Dáithí Sproule Interview all are welcome
12:30pm-1:30pm Matt Cranitch Irish Fiddle: Sliabh Luachra Repertoire & Style, Part 2 Fiddle int-adv
12:30pm-1:30pm Benny McCarthy Session with Benny McCarthy All Instruments int-adv
12:30pm-1:30pm Seán Gavin Irish Flute & Whistle: Phrasing & Breathing, Part 2 Flute/Whistle int-adv
12:30pm-1:30pm Danny Diamond One Tune, Many Versions: stylistic analysis of one tune and how it is played in different regions of Ireland Fiddle int-adv
12:30pm-1:30pm Pauline Conneely Tenor Banjo: Ornamentation & Style, Part 2 Tenor Banjo int-adv
12:30pm-1:30pm Brian Ó hAirt Songs from Len Graham Song all are welcome
12:30pm-1:30pm Brian Miller Better Backing Through informed Improvisation Part 2 Accompaniment Instruments int-adv
1:30pm-3:00pm Break
3:00pm-4:00pm Concert Matt Cranitch

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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.