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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Autumn celtic music camp in Yarker, 31 October to 2 November 2014

Spend three days honing your skills in Irish fiddle, flute or harp with world-class musicians and teachers from the US during a special intensive in Yarker, Ontario, October 31-November 2, 2014.

Join Devin Shepherd, Sean Gavin, and Marta Cook for a weekend of immersion in Irish traditional music. The full $350 package includes:
  • 15 hours of intensive music training on harp, fiddle or flute. 
  • Homemade Meals: Friday dinner, two meals on Saturday, lunch on Sunday, and snacks, tea and coffee all weekend. 
  • Friday night Irish music session 
  • Concert admission Saturday night at Yarker Riverside United Church. 

Home stay lodging may be available for non-local students; please inquire!

To register call Pauline Vaughan at 613-817-4017 or email Payment is by EFT or credit card. (EFT preferred)

To view the full schedule, full information about our instructors, and detailed workshop descriptions, check here: 

Instrumental classes are for intermediate to advanced flute and fiddle students and advanced beginner to professional harp students. All three classes will cover Irish musical styles, repertoire, and historical context. The workshops will move at a relaxed pace, but will nonetheless cover many aspects of Irish music. Students will learn new tunes and will be shown how to play those tunes well. The particular rhythm and phrasing for each tune will be broken down and explained, and students will walk away with solid principles they can apply to future tunes. Methods for improving ornamentation will be covered, such as exercises for improving the sound and consistency of rolls, triplets, and grace notes. Plenty of time will be available for students to ask questions. Music will be taught by ear, with sheet music provided at the end of the weekend. 

Recording Devices are welcome at all workshops.

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