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Sean Nós Workshop & Concert at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House by midatlanticcce
November 19, 2013, 9:30 am
Filed under: Concert, NYC, Workshop

Sean Nós Workshop & Concert at Glucksman Ireland House NYU

Saturday, November 23rd, 1:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m.

Máirín Uí Chéide and Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde, well-known sean-nós singers from the Connamara and Donegal Gaeltachts, will lead an afternoon workshop in the sean-nós style.

Sean-nós, which is Irish for “old style,” is a highly ornamented style of traditional Irish music that is performed unaccompanied. The interaction between the performer and the audience is crucial to understanding the sean-nós musical tradition, as the style was developed to accompany daily work inside and outside the home, to express the emotions of love and sadness of daily existence, to record local and other historical events and to mark the loss of family and friends by death or by emigration.

Mairin Uí Chéide has won many awards including the coveted Corn Ui Riada, the highest honor in sean-nós singing at the Oireachtas na Gaeilge. A Boston resident, Mairin has performed across the United States and in Ireland. She has been inducted into The Hall of Fame of The Northeast Region of the North American Comhaltas Ceolteoirí Éireann.

Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde was the winner of Corn Uí Riada, the Oireachtas sean-nós singing competition, in 2009. He has performed in festivals and concerts in Ireland and throughout much of Europe. Inspired by the culture of his native home and with professional musical training under singers such as Caitlín Ní Dhomhnaill and Lillis Ó Laoire, Doimnic has released an album titled “Saol na Suáilce” and founded Cór Thaobh a Leithid, a four part choir of traditional singers.

This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration via phone or email is required. Limit of 50 places available. In order to ensure a place at this workshop, please RSVP to 212-998-3950 or ireland.house@nyu.edu.  It was made possible through the support of the Department of Gaeltacht Affairs, the government of the Republic of Ireland.

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The workshop will be followed by a 7pm concert in which Máirín Uí Chéide and Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde will lead a public performance.  Introduction by Pádraig Ó Cearúill, Senior Language Lecturer of Irish Studies at Glucksman Ireland House, NYU.

Free admission to Members of Glucksman Ireland House and to all students/faculty with a valid NYU I.D. card. For non-members: $10 donation at the door for the general event series.  In order to ensure a seat at events, please RSVP by submitting the form below, or by calling 212-998-3950 (option 3) or by emailing ireland.house@nyu.edu, except for the Blarney Star Concert Series which does not accept reservations.

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Sean Nós Workshop and Concert at NYU by midatlanticcce
November 15, 2013, 2:09 am
Filed under: Concert, NYC, Workshop

Sean Nós Workshop & Concert at Glucksman Ireland House NYU

Saturday, November 23rd, 1:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m.

Máirín Uí Chéide and Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde, well-known sean-nós singers from the Connamara and Donegal Gaeltachts, will lead an afternoon workshop in the sean-nós style.

Sean-nós, which is Irish for “old style,” is a highly ornamented style of traditional Irish music that is performed unaccompanied. The interaction between the performer and the audience is crucial to understanding the sean-nós musical tradition, as the style was developed to accompany daily work inside and outside the home, to express the emotions of love and sadness of daily existence, to record local and other historical events and to mark the loss of family and friends by death or by emigration.

Mairin Uí Chéide has won many awards including the coveted Corn Ui Riada, the highest honor in sean-nós singing at the Oireachtas na Gaeilge. A Boston resident, Mairin has performed across the United States and in Ireland. She has been inducted into The Hall of Fame of The Northeast Region of the North American Comhaltas Ceolteoirí Éireann.

Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde was the winner of Corn Uí Riada, the Oireachtas sean-nós singing competition, in 2009. He has performed in festivals and concerts in Ireland and throughout much of Europe. Inspired by the culture of his native home and with professional musical training under singers such as Caitlín Ní Dhomhnaill and Lillis Ó Laoire, Doimnic has released an album titled “Saol na Suáilce” and founded Cór Thaobh a Leithid, a four part choir of traditional singers.

This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration via phone or email is required. Limit of 50 places available. In order to ensure a place at this workshop, please RSVP to 212-998-3950 or ireland.house@nyu.edu.  It was made possible through the support of the Department of Gaeltacht Affairs, the government of the Republic of Ireland.

*   *   *

The workshop will be followed by a 7pm concert in which Máirín Uí Chéide and Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde will lead a public performance.  Introduction by Pádraig Ó Cearúill, Senior Language Lecturer of Irish Studies at Glucksman Ireland House, NYU.

Free admission to Members of Glucksman Ireland House and to all students/faculty with a valid NYU I.D. card. For non-members: $10 donation at the door for the general event series.  In order to ensure a seat at events, please RSVP by submitting the form below, or by calling 212-998-3950 (option 3) or by emailing ireland.house@nyu.edu, except for the Blarney Star Concert Series which does not accept reservations.



Master Class and Lecture with Martin Hayes by midatlanticcce
August 3, 2013, 9:59 am
Filed under: Classes / Lessons / Education, New Jersey, Workshop

Master Class and Lecture with Martin Hayes

Martin Hayes will be giving a lecture and running a fiddle class on Monday September 30th at the Middletown Arts Center in Middletown New Jersey, adjacent to the Middletown train station from New York.

Directions are at http://www.middletownarts.org/viewPage.php?pageId=9.  Parking is free and the overflow parking is also free at the train station.

Date: Monday September 30th 2013.

Location: Middletown Arts Center at: 36 Church Street, Middletown, NJ, 07748

Schedule:

  • 6:30-7:30 Lecture/Demo “How to create and innovate within a tradition”
  • 8:00-9:45 Fiddle class
  • 10:00-? Session at Dublin House, 30 Monmouth Street Red Bank. Martin may join us if he has time.

Cost:

  • Registering for fiddle class only and payment received after August 20th $45
  • Registering for fiddle class only and payment received before August 20th $40
  • Registering for lecture only $20
  • Registering for lecture for attendees of fiddle class $15
  • We may have to limit the the number of attendees in the class so book early if you want to attend.

Registration:
Please email me at phil_weir@hotmail.com if you are interested and let me know which event you plan to attend.

Payments can be made using paypal (www.paypal.com) to the above email address, or by check.  If you want to pay by check email me and I will let you know where to mail the payment.

Phil Weir



Uilleann Pipe workshop with Jerry O’Sullivan by midatlanticcce
May 8, 2013, 10:10 pm
Filed under: New Jersey, Workshop

Uilleann Pipe workshop with Jerry O’Sullivan

There will be an Uilleann Pipe workshop with Jerry O’Sullivan on May 18th from 6:00-7:30 at IAANJ in Rockaway Tnsp. NJ.  The workshop will precede the IAANJ’s 8:00PM session.  Reservations are required for the class, but not the session.  If you’re interested, email irisnevins@verizon.net.  Cost is $25, payable to Jerry.



Flute Workshop with Peter Maguire by midatlanticcce
May 7, 2013, 3:37 pm
Filed under: NYC, Workshop

Flute Workshop with Peter Maguire

Sunday, June 2nd, 1:30 to 3:30 at the New York Irish Center in Long Island City  (1040 Jackson Ave, click here for directions).  Workshop to be followed by an open seisiún.

Workshop Cost: All CCÉ Members $35, non-members $40.  RSVP, please for workshop: ceolagusrince@gmail.com.



Liz Knowles Fiddle Class by midatlanticcce
March 1, 2013, 2:19 am
Filed under: Classes / Lessons / Education, New Jersey, Workshop

Liz Knowles Fiddle Class!

Liz Knowles will be running a fiddle class on May 19th at the Middletown Arts Center in Middletown New Jersey, adjacent to the Middletown train station from New York.

Liz is a wonderful player and teacher.  You can find out more and listen to some tracks at http://lizknowles.com/fr_home.cfm

Directions are at http://www.middletownarts.org/viewPage.php?pageId=9.
Parking is free and the overflow parking is also free at the train station.

Date: Sunday May 19th 2013.
Location: Middletown Arts Center at: 36 Church Street, Middletown, NJ, 07748
Schedule:
1:00-2:30 Intermediate Level class
3:00-4:30 Advanced Level class
6:00-? Session probably in Red Bank/Rumson area (may meet for dinner before?)

Cost:
Registering for 1 class and payment received after April 1st $35
Registering for 1 class and payment received before April 1st $30

Registering for both classes and payment received after April 1st $65
Registering for both classes and payment received before April 1st $60

We may have to limit the the number of attendees at each class so book early if you want to attend.

Registration:
Please email me at phil_weir@hotmail.com if you are interested and let me know which
class(es) you plan to attend.

Payments can be made using paypal (www.paypal.com) to the above email address, or by check.
If you want to pay by check email me and I will let you know where to mail the payment.



Peter Maguire Flute Workshop by midatlanticcce
January 15, 2013, 9:00 am
Filed under: Úll Mór, NYC, Workshop

Flute Workshop with Peter Maguire

Craobh Úll Mór CCÉ is pleased to present a workshop featuring master flute and whistle player Peter Maguire.

Sunday, January 27th 2:00 pm -4:00 pm

Join us for a workshop with outstanding flute and tin whistle player Peter Maguire. Born and raised in Belfast and now living in Boston, Peter learned music as a boy from his accordionist father Tommy and later studied with Sligo flute legend Séamus Tansey.

Here is a YouTube clip of Peter playing in concert with guitarist Flynn Cohen:

Peter’s workshop will concentrate on style, ornamentation and tone.  Flute and whistle players would benefit most, but all melody players above the novice level are welcome.

A collector and researcher, Peter will also share his knowledge of Irish music history with us.

COST: $35 for Craobh Úll Mór CCÉ members, $40 all others.  RSVP REQUIRED, no later than JANUARY 20th to ceolagusrince@gmail.com.

IMPORTANT: We need at least six participants in order to move forward with the event.

PLEASE RSVP to reserve your place! Followed by the Craobh Úll Mór CCÉ monthly session from 4:00 pm -7:00 pm , hosted by Peter Maguire.

New York Irish Center
10-40 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, Qns

TRAVEL NOTE: THE #7 TRAIN WILL NOT BE RUNNING THAT DAY. FROM MANHATTAN TO QUEENS: take the “N” or “Q” train to Queensboro Plaza, a quick shuttlebus will run on the street level.  The stop is just one block from the Irish Center.