You don’t have to be able to play “at speed” or perfectly, the class will accommodate the participants’ skill levels as they progress to the inherent joys of playing music with other people. While our lessons are being conducted online, we will focus on playing with an accompanist or following another melody player. Melody instruments only.
Upcoming Classes & Events
If you are a student who has learned a few tunes, but still feel like you are in over your head when playing with a group, this is the class for you!
This ensemble is for learning to play together with fellow musicians, challenging one another to learn new tunes and belt them out with great rhythm and style. This ensemble will meet in person and will focus on playing together with other accompaniment and melody players. As a group, the Wren Intermediate Ensemble is non-competitive. Taught by flute player and guitarist Iain Dove McAfee.
Pub songs are raucous, tuneful, and above all, fun! But like the most intricate reel, you need skill and a concentrated approach to play and sing them well. Todd will teach the vocal techniques and rhythmic strategies needed to help you stand and deliver these wonderful ballads and drinking songs. All instruments encouraged.
Join flute and uilleann piper, Seán Gavin to learn one new tune each week for 4 weeks this Summer. Seán was the winner of the 2016 Seán Ó Riada gold medal in Cork and has a great wealth of tunes. Intermediate and advanced tin whistle players will learn from Seán’s deep understanding of the instrument itself, and his unique way of teaching the stylistic secrets of the Irish tin whistle! Don’t miss this opportunity to study with Seán online in a group setting.
Join Iain Dove McAfee this summer for a continuation of Norah's beginning tin whistle class! The tin whistle is a rewarding Irish instrument and a great fit for young musicians with small hands. We will help your child learn to play jigs, marches and polkas! Parental support of a regular practice routine is expected.
An Luan has been together since 2010, and is always on the lookout for new members - especially melody players on fiddle, pipes or accordion!! This experienced group of musicians has a history of performing regularly around the Twin Cities with a large repertoire of session tunes and not-so-well-known tunes. They strive to play great music together and have fun while they are at it.
We are lucky enough to have an abundance of old stories preserved in manuscripts dealing with Otherworld creatures and legendary kings, queens and heroes. In this class Dáithí and students will be reading translations of the old myths and legends — these always give rise to fascinating and entertaining conversations, often with lessons for the present. This class will be dealing with stories not covered in previous sessions.