Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region

Ornamentation Boot Camp with Bill Ochs by midatlanticcce
October 29, 2009, 1:05 am
Filed under: NYC, Workshop

Ornamentation Boot Camp with Bill Ochs @ Irish Arts Center

Sunday, November 8, 1:00 – 5:00pm

Irish Arts Center
553 West 51 Street
New York, NY 10019

Drawing on over thirty-five years of teaching experience, Bill Ochs, our resident wind instrument expert, will lead a unique one-day master class for tin whistle, low whistle and flute players. Bill will be teaching a completely different set of tunes from his two previous rave-review Ornamentation Boot Camps.

The class is designed for musicians who feel comfortable playing Irish dance tunes at a moderate pace, but who are novices at ornamentation or would like to review the techniques. The day will start with instruction in simple ornaments (cuts and strikes) and then move on to compound ornaments (rolls and crans). Each ornament is presented within a tune: you’ll not only learn new techniques, but also come away with a series of great new pieces to add to your repertoire.

Bring a tin whistle, low whistle or flute pitched in D to the class.  Players of Boehm system flutes are welcome to participate.

Class fee: $45 general sale / $40 members, seniors and children under 16

For reservations contact Rachael at 212-757-3318 ext. 209 or

For questions about the workshop, please contact Bill Ochs at 212-247-3231 or

Please note that Bill will be teaching a completely different set of tunes from his two previous Ornamentation Boot Camps.

There is no guarantee there will be a spot on the day, so please sign up in advance if you are interested.


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