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  • Esther Swift – Improvising and Composing

    Sat, 10 April 2021 @ 4:00 pm Mon, 12 April 2021 @ 5:15 pm BST

    Having had the chance to hone this course online, Esther has found that improvising can be even more liberating in the comfort of your own home. Following a series of riffs and simple tunes, we will be creative together. We will learn simple rhythmic and melodic tricks to help you feel confident and grounded in improvisation and in writing music of your own.

    Three sessions:

    • Saturday 10th April, 16:00-17:15
    • Sunday 11th April, 16:00-17:15
    • Monday 12th April, 16:00-17:15
    £42.00

    Rachel Hair – Simply Scottish Harp

    Sat, 10 April 2021 @ 4:00 pm Mon, 12 April 2021 @ 5:15 pm BST

    This course is now sold out, but there’s still space on Rachel’s morning course (10:00-11:15)

    Scottish music has simply spectacular sound – sprightly strathspeys and roaring reels to joyful jigs and wistful waltzes, these fantastic types of tunes all contribute to it’s culture dearly loved throughout the world. We’ll learn selection of them, both old and new, working first on the melody and then progressing to left hand accompaniments, all whilst learning about the stories and history behind them. Music will be taught by ear with the music provided at the end of each session.

    Three sessions:

    • Saturday 10th April, 16:00-17:15
    • Sunday 11th April, 16:00-17:15
    • Monday 12th April, 16:00-17:15

    Laoise Kelly – Traditional Irish Music

    Sat, 10 April 2021 @ 4:00 pm Mon, 12 April 2021 @ 5:15 pm BST

    Traditional Irish tunes taught in a traditional manner. The great wealth of Irish music is an oral tradition, so although written music is supplied in advance, it would be worthwhile to use this opportunity to learn in the oral manner from one of Ireland’s best.

    Three sessions:

    • Saturday 10th April, 16:00-17:15
    • Sunday 11th April, 16:00-17:15
    • Monday 12th April, 16:00-17:15

    Anne Marie O’Farrell – Love those Levers!

    Sat, 10 April 2021 @ 4:00 pm Mon, 12 April 2021 @ 5:15 pm BST

    Expand your lever harp repertoire with some beautiful pieces by J.S.Bach, John Dowland, Henry Purcell and more. We’ll also use Irish tunes that have some great lever flipping too! This course is particularly suitable for you if you like to read music. If you enjoy the challenge of pieces which change key and have plenty of chordal colour, then this is the course for you!

    Three sessions:

    • Saturday 10th April, 16:00-17:15
    • Sunday 11th April, 16:00-17:15
    • Monday 12th April, 16:00-17:15

    Anne Marie O’Farrell – Love those Levers!

    Sat, 10 April 2021 @ 10:00 am Mon, 12 April 2021 @ 11:15 pm BST

    Expand your lever harp repertoire with some beautiful pieces by J.S.Bach, John Dowland, Henry Purcell and more. We’ll also use Irish tunes that have some great lever flipping too! This course is particularly suitable for you if you like to read music. If you enjoy the challenge of pieces which change key and have plenty of chordal colour, then this is the course for you!

    Three sessions:

    • Saturday 10th April, 10:00-11:15
    • Sunday 11th April, 10:00-11:15
    • Monday 12th April, 10:00-11:15
    £42.00

    Laoise Kelly – Traditional Irish Music

    Sat, 10 April 2021 @ 10:00 am Mon, 12 April 2021 @ 11:15 pm BST

    Traditional Irish tunes taught in a traditional manner. The great wealth of Irish music is an oral tradition, so although written music is supplied in advance, it would be worthwhile to use this opportunity to learn in the oral manner from one of Ireland’s best.

    Three sessions:

    • Saturday 10th April, 10:00-11:15
    • Sunday 11th April, 10:00-11:15
    • Monday 12th April, 10:00-11:15

    Park Stickney – Jazz Harp: Fun for All (without any Existential Crises)

    Sat, 10 April 2021 @ 10:00 am Sun, 11 April 2021 @ 5:15 pm BST

    In this virtual, yet hands-on, up-close class, we’ll use a harpful of jazz standards as a means to explore jazz techniques and theory (writ large), and (let’s just say it), some generally interesting musical ideas. Here’s a non-comprehensive list: improvisation, comping, lever/pedal slides, harmonic risk-taking (and risk-management), rhythmic epistemology (don’t panic!), and, judging from this description, “stream-of-consciousness”-hyphen-use combined with a freewheeling approach to punctuation and musical reality. 

    Four sessions:

    • Saturday 10th April, 10:00-11:15
    • Saturday 10th April, 16:00-17:15
    • Sunday 11th April, 10:00-11:15
    • Sunday 11th April, 16:00-17:15

    Esther Swift – Improvising and Composing

    Sat, 10 April 2021 @ 10:00 am Mon, 12 April 2021 @ 11:15 am BST

    N.B. This course is now sold out.

    Having had the chance to hone this course online, Esther has found that improvising can be even more liberating in the comfort of your own home. Following a series of riffs and simple tunes, we will be creative together. We will learn simple rhythmic and melodic tricks to help you feel confident and grounded in improvisation and in writing music of your own.

    Three sessions:

    • Saturday 10th April, 10:00-11:15
    • Sunday 11th April, 10:00-11:15
    • Monday 12th April, 10:00-11:15
    £42.00

    Rachel Hair – Simply Scottish Harp

    Sat, 10 April 2021 @ 10:00 am Mon, 12 April 2021 @ 11:15 pm BST

    Scottish music has simply spectacular sound – sprightly strathspeys and roaring reels to joyful jigs and wistful waltzes, these fantastic types of tunes all contribute to it’s culture dearly loved throughout the world. We’ll learn selection of them, both old and new, working first on the melody and then progressing to left hand accompaniments, all whilst learning about the stories and history behind them. Music will be taught by ear with the music provided at the end of each session.

    Three sessions:

    • Saturday 10th April, 10:00-11:15
    • Sunday 11th April, 10:00-11:15
    • Monday 12th April, 10:00-11:15