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.
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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.
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 [...]
Ross came to Ottawa in 2007 and has since established himself as a recognized performer and teacher within Eastern Ontario He attended Michigan State University and the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam where earned degrees in Music Performance and Music Theory/History. He has studied bagpipes with Ed Bush and Brian Williamson and currently [...]
St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching. We’ll leave the beverages and libations to you but make sure to drop by for your dose of music. We have the tin whistles, fiddles, bodhrans, guitars, song books, shakers, spoons, and mandolins for all of your ceili and session needs. Keep it classy and make it musical…and leave [...]