A concise history course for teachers ( or anyone ! ) on Irish traditional music
Steáfán has lectured all over the place at Universities and Celtic festivals and loves it! This is a great course to separate the shamrock beer and fake leprechauns from the real Irish tradition. It will be a a light-hearted but informative class which will give you the confidence to be able to:
amongst many other aspects. Please look at the daily topics in the series:
Day 1 How did we get here ? Manuscripts to TicToc
The collectors the early history and importance of the Irish as exporters of culture
Day 2 Pineapples Apricots and Poodles.
An overview of the basic forms in Irish dance music: Jigs and reels slow airs Hornpipes plus a look at Irish dance- Sean nos, Set dance, Step dance, Ceilidhi
-from crossroads to poodles.
Day 3 Bodhráns and buttons and bows.
The main instruments used in traditional Irish music strings wind percussion
Day 4 Sing, Song, Sean
ballads Sean Nos and Sea shanties
Day 5 Book book reddit!
The important figures musicians and singers in Irish Trad today
A selection of must listen or must have music and books