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Intro to Bodhran – Starts Thursday, April 17th

Intro to Bodhran

In this beginners class, we’ll learn the basics of playing the Bodhran. Martha will help you get pointed in the right direction with two of the most common bodhran rhythms: the reel and the jig. We will talk about the structure of the tunes and how to accompany them.

Friday Featured E-Store Item: Waltons Traditional Irish Bodhran Player’s Pack

Waltons traditional Irish bodhran players pack

This week’s edition of the Friday Featured E-Store Item is the Walton’s Traditional Irish Bodhran Player’s Pack. It includes a standard Walton’s bodhran, handcrafted from the finest woods, a tipper, gig bag and instructional DVD.

Waltons standard bodhrans are handcrafted from the finest woods, with heads made from real goatskin and is suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced players.

Join The Irish Jam Session This Sunday!

Irish Jam Session

This instrumental jam session will be tailored the speed to the abilities of the people who show up. Bring an instrument (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, whistle) and a tune you can start or play along with. Sunday March 16th, 1-3pm, $5

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Workshops at O’FC

St. Patrick's Day Weekend Workshops at O'FC

This St. Patrick’s Day Weekend (March 15th & 16th), we’re hosting a bunch of Irish themed workshops. On Saturday we’ll have classes for Bodhran, Fiddle, Penny Whistle and DADGAD Guitar, plus on Sunday we’re hosting an Irish Jam Session. Click here to sign up for these courses on our E-Store. Here’s a rundown on all […]

All Inclusive Instrument Packages Are Back!

Instrument packages

Packs are back at OFC! We’re offering a bunch of different All Inclusive Instrument Packages! Whether you’re a budding bodhran player, giddy for guitar, fond of the fiddle or yearning for the ukulele, we’ve got a pack just for you.

Folk Music Workshops Start Tonight!

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Do you know what it takes to make folk music? Folks (that’s you!), it’s that simple. This fall we’ve got some interesting workshops that encourage people to come together and learn a wide variety of traditional folk music styles.

Intro to Bodhran with Ken Harper

In this class we will learn the basics of playing the Bodhran. Ken will help you get pointed in the right direction with two of the most common bodhran rhythms: the reel and the jig. We will talk about the structure of the tunes and how to accompany them. This is a class for absolute beginners. At the end of the session Ken will be available for private lessons for those who want to delve deeper.

Mondays 8 – 9pm, Sept 23 – Oct. 21, $68 members, $80 non. GB13.09B1

Martha Cooper

Martha

Martha Cooper has been playing 5-string Clawhammer Banjo and Irish flute, penny whistle and Bodhran for over a decade.   She began teaching both private and groups lessons for these instruments at the Ottawa Folklore Centre around 2003.   Martha returns to us now from a brief stay on Wolfe Island, and is very happy to be back.   Martha regularly […]

Group Bodhran for Beginners w/ Martha Cooper

Martha

In this class we will learn the basics of playing the Bodhran. Martha will help you get pointed in the right direction with two of the most common bodhran rhythms: the reel and the jig. We will talk about the structure of the tunes and how to accompany them. This is a class for absolute beginners. At the end of the session Martha will be available for private lessons for those who want to delve deeper. Thursdays, 6:30-7:30, Apr 25-May 16, $68 members, $80 non.

Irish Session Workshop w/ Ken Harper and Alexis MacIsaac

Irish session

Join fiddler Alexis MacIsaac and bodhran player Ken Harper for an afternoon of live music, technique and conversation about playing traditional Irish music in a session setting. All players and ability levels are welcome and make sure to bring along your instrument. Ken and Alexis have over 3 decades of combined experience with traditional Irish and Scottish music. Saturday, May 4, 10am-12pm, $20 Members, $25 non.

Friday Featured E-Store Item

Friday Featured E-Store Item: Folks For The Folklore Centre Tickets OFC Fundraising Poster

Borealis Records presents Folks for the Folklore Centre – an evening in support of the Ottawa Folklore Centre July 31st at 7:30pm at Sunnyside Wesleyan Church (58 Grosvenor Ave). The concert will feature performances by Lynn Miles, Sneezy Waters, James Keelaghan, Terry Tufts & Kathryn Briggs, Finest Kind with James Stephens and a bevy of OFC’s friends & teachers. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by phone at 613-730-2887, in person at OFC (1111 Bank St) or on our e-store.

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  • Ottawa Folklore Centre
    1111 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4
    613.730-2887 | 1-800-385-FOLK (3655)
    thefolks@ottawafolklore.com

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  • Saturday  9:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Sunday  Closed

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