EDUCATION:

Music

Come and engage with traditional instruments and music through our weekly classes for all ages and levels of ability. Children aged 8+ are welcome in our classes and we offer a range of youth music and dance scholarships. Contact us with any questions!

Irish Traditional Instruments

Bodhrán

The ICC is delighted to run a social and fun Bodhrán 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 30th April - 9th July 2022 (Half-term 4th June)

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 30th April - 9th July 2022 (Half-term 4th June)

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.

A brief outline of the fiddle course content*

  • For beginners, there will be everything you need to get you started from scratch - includes colour coded charts and video

  • Learning by ear is taught and encouraged

  • Sheet music provided in a variety of forms to suit your needs e.g. ABC notation

  • More experienced players will have the opportunity to play along in a session (of an appropriate level)

  • Set building sessions are provided for advanced players

  • History of traditional fiddle music

Lessons take place within the setting of a beautiful library filled with mountains of information about Irish music.

*For a comprehensive syllabus, please contact [email protected]

Class times:
Beginner 10am -11am

Intermediate 11am - 12pm

Advanced 12.15pm - 1.15pm

Online Classes also available on Tuesday Evenings - please email [email protected] for details on this class.

Available from 8 years+.

Tutor Michael Sweeney

Date 30th April - 9th July 2022 (Half-term 4th June)

Times Saturdays: 10AM - 2.00PM

Venue Irish Cultural Centre

Cost £100 - £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 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 30th April - 9th July 2022 (Half-term 4th June)

Times Saturdays: 10AM - 2.00PM

Venue Online

Cost £100 - £130

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 30th April - 9th July 2022 (Half-term 4th June)

Times Saturdays: 11.00AM- 1.00PM

Venue Irish Cultural Centre

Cost £120/£110

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 term of this class will be offered online.

Tutor Jacquelyn Hynes

Date 30th April - 9th July 2022 (Half-term 4th June)

Times Saturdays: 1.00PM- 2.00PM

Venue Online

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!

 

Caroline Regan is a professional, experienced singing and music teacher and performer. She holds a Masters Degree in Irish Traditional Music Performance from the University of Limerick and a Diploma in Contemporary Vocal Performance from the ICMP in London.

She is patient and encouraging with students and is really looking forward to taking up the post of singing teacher at Hammersmith where she will take group lessons and teach a mixture of Irish traditional songs and ballads along with basic harmonies and vocal warm-up exercises.

 

Tutor Caroline Regan

Date 26th April - 5th July 2022

Times Tuesdays: 7.00PM - 9.00PM

Venue Irish Cultural Centre

Cost £110/£100

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