- Tuesdays, January 21, 28, February 4 & 11; 7:30-8:30pm **
- Held at School of Musical Traditions (1057 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD)
- Cost: $100 per 4-week session
(Sorry, no proration for missed sessions. Read more about our workshop registration & cancellation policies here. If you plan to attend this class, please register by January 18th!)
Meghan Mette leads students through several tune types and regional variations:
Week 1: Reels and Hornpipes
Week 2: Jigs and Slip Jigs
Week 3: Polkas and Slides
Week 4: Regional Style Variations in Ireland
Meghan will send out a recording several days in advance of each class so students can have something to play along with in class. In the first three weeks, students will learn the subtle nuances in rhythms and ornamentation of each tune type and listen to recordings of musicians who exemplify each type. The final week features an examination of regional styles throughout the West Coast of Ireland, studying the idiomatic differences in ornamentation, tune variation, bowing, and rhythm.
This workshop is designed for students who have reached an intermediate playing level on a melodic instrument (fiddle, flute, etc) and have an interest in Irish music. Previous experience playing Irish music is helpful, but not required.
** In case of weather cancellation, a make-up session will be offered February 18th.
Questions about this workshop? Contact School of Musical Traditions at (240) 690-1910, or by email.
Meghan Mette: A life-long fiddler, Meghan began her musical career in the Irish Traditional, Cape Breton, and Appalachian Old Time styles, and has studied with some of the highest profile performers in these genres. Meghan completed a Masters in Irish Traditional Music at the University College Cork and a study in Bluegrass immersion in Nashville, TN. She is proficient in Quebecois, Scottish, French, and Scandinavian Traditional music, among other styles, and is accomplished in Irish Step-Dancing and Appalachian Flatfooting. Additionally, she plays and teaches Cape Breton piano, tenor banjo, and harmony singing.
Space is limited to 8 students! Advance registration recommended.