Teaching Authentic Performance Practice and Musicality in an Irish Music Ensemble

This session is intended for anyone interested in learning or teaching Irish music authentically. Learning a new musical language requires careful listening and analysis of other’s playing as well as one’s own playing. It can enhance listening skills and strengthen musicality regardless of a player’s experience or preferred style. We’ll learn several characteristic Irish ornaments that can be passed on to students and discuss how to incorporate them authentically in a melody. Attendees will be provided with a small packet of tunes and corresponding listening list. You are encouraged to bring your instrument!