EDUCATION:

Music

Come and engage with traditional instruments and music through our weekly classes for all ages and levels of ability.

Irish Traditional Instruments

Bodhran

The ICC is delighted to run a social and fun Bodhran club for beginners. Improvers are also welcome! Classes are taught by Tad Sargent who is a talented multi instrumentalist.

Please bring your own instrument.

Tutor Tad Sargent

Date 25th September - 4th December (Half term 30th October)

Times Saturdays: 11AM - 12.00PM

Venue Irish Cultural Centre

Cost £110/£100

Backers club

(How to accompany Irish Traditional Music)
with Tad Sargent.

These lessons will cover:

  • Basic knowledge of keys played in Irish music
  • Colour coded system of learning keys and progressions
  • Rhythm techniques and dynamics
  • Tune/melody studying from an accompanists perspective
  • History of backing styles in traditional Irish music

Instruments that can be covered will be:

  • Guitar (DADGAD tuning)
  • Bouzouki (GDAD tuning)
  • Piano/keyboard

Students will be able to choose an instrument they want to focus on. Except for the piano, they must come in with their own instrument.

Tutor Tad Sargent

Date 25th September - 4th December (Half term 30th October)

Times Saturdays: 10AM - 11.00AM

Venue Irish Cultural Centre

Cost £110/£100

Fiddle Classes

We offer Fiddle tuition on Saturdays. There are morning mixed level sessions from 10am and afternoon mixed level sessions from 12 noon - with an opportunity in both sessions for group practice and playing.

 

Class times:
Beginner 10am -11am

Intermediate 11am - 12pm 

Advanced 12.15pm - 1.15pm

Available from 8 years+.

 

Tutor Michael Sweeney

Date 25th September - 4th December (Half term 30th October)

Times Saturdays: 10AM - 2.00PM

Venue Irish Cultural Centre

Cost £110 - £130

Whistle Classes (Online)

We offer whistle tuition on Saturdays. There are morning mixed level sessions from 10am and afternoon mixed level sessions from 12 noon - with an opportunity in both sessions for group practice and playing. If you are a complete beginner a ‘D’ whistle is an excellent and inexpensive starting point.

The entire first term of this course will be offered online. 

Class times:
Beginner 10am -11am

Intermediate 11am - 12pm 

Advanced 12pm - 1pm

Available from 8 years+.

Tutor Jacquelyn Hynes

Date 25th September - 4 December 2021 (Half Term 30th October)

Times Saturdays: 10AM - 2.00PM

Venue Irish Cultural Centre

Cost £110 - £130

Flute Classes (Online)

The ICC are pleased to offer a online class in flute tuition. There are opportunities in these sessions for group practice and playing. We encourage anyone interested in learning a new skill to join.

Classes are suitable for adults and children aged 8+.

The entire first term of this class will be offered online.

Tutor Jacquelyn Hynes

Date 25th September - 4th December 2021 (Half term 30th October)

Times Saturdays: 1.00PM- 2.00PM

Venue Online

Cost £120/£110

Banjo & Mandolin

The ICC are pleased to offer a group learning class in banjo and mandolin tuition. There are opportunities in these sessions for group practice and playing. We encourage anyone interested in learning a new skill to join.

Classes are suitable for adults and children aged 8+.

Tutor Mick O'Connor

Date 25th September - 4th December 2021 (Half term 30th October)

Times Saturdays: 11.00AM- 1.00PM

Venue Irish Cultural Centre

Cost £120/£110

Singing

Our singing classes focus on the harmony of group singing using Irish songs and ballads. If you are interested in finding out how to use your voice safely as a singer and explore your musicality, this is the class for you. It is also a great way to meet people and there will be lots of public performance opportunities!

Tutor Sheila Moylan

Date 21st September - 30th November (Half term 26th October)

Times Tuesdays: 7.00PM - 9.00PM

Venue Irish Cultural Centre

Cost £110

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