WORKSHOPS

FIDDLE M.A.D.!  Irish Fiddle Music and Dance Workshop

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28TH, 5:30 – 8:30 PM (Please pre-register to LVBISession@yahoo.com)

DeCice Hall, 1365 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040

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Dan Foster

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Courtney Jay TCRG

Join the Lower Valley Irish Slow Session and our special guests Dan Foster and Courtney Jay TCRG as they introduce various styles of Irish fiddle music and Irish dance, and provide a chance for you to “get your feet wet” by teaching you to dance along! Solo step dance and group dance styles will be covered. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. This is primarily a dance workshop–no music will be taught, only shared! There will be a $10.00 suggested donation.

Bring a snack to share if you like, as there will be a short break. Liquid refreshments will be provided.

Space is limited, so please pre-register by sending your name and number of guests to LVBISession@yahoo.com

Dan Foster is a specialist performer and tutor of Irish and Scottish fiddle music, who honed his playing style under master musicians in Ireland before emigrating to New England from his home in the British Isles. http://www.danfosterfiddle.com/

Courtney Jay TCRG is a champion Irish step-dancer who established her own Irish dance academy “Scoil Rince Luimni” in 2014 after studying under dancing masters in the Munster region. http://www.irishdancect.com/

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MONDAY, MARCH 16th, 7-9 pm (Please pre-register)

DeCice Hall, 1365 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040

From Here to “Nyah”–Rhythm and Phrasing in Irish Polkas, Jigs, and More.

Armond Aromin

Armond Aromin

Join the Lower Valley Beginner Irish Session and our special guest Armand Aromin as he demonstrates how to put the “nyah” into Irish traditional music through proper rhythm and phrasing. Please note that this workshop is exclusively for MELODY instruments only. Guitarists and other accompanists should plan on playing tunes and not chords. No drums, please. Registration is $15.00 at the door.

Bring a snack to share if you like, as there will be a short break.

Please pre-register by sending your name and number of guests to LVBISession@gmail.com.

Armand Aromin is a violin maker, a fine musician, and so much more. To learn more about him and what he does, click these links!

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