Learning the Music
Teachers offering private lessons or workshops:
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Private instruction - read music and/or learn by ear
Private music lessons at Hex Hollow Music in Barto, PA --- new, beginner, intermediate, or advanced - any instrument - welcome to bring a recording and learn the music you want to learn - also teach song-writing - 30 yrs experience
* instruments available: rent-to-own & expert repairs only for students
Please click here for more info:
Private instruction - Bodhran (drum)
Individual and Group Lessons offered for beginners and experienced players.
Experienced Players Learn:
Visit YouTube to see the teacher in action. Use search key words "Corey Purcell Bodhran"
Contact Corey Purcell for more info:
Private instruction - Bodhran (drum), Harp & Guitar
Private music lessons at IAANJ in Rockaway, NJ, available with Richard Sutton (Bodhran) and Iris Nevins (Guitar and Harp).
Please email irisnevins(at)verizon.net for further info.
Beginners' Irish tune-learning session in Easton:
- posted by Terry Hartzell -- on-going session: September thru May
We have formed a small group of adults who want to learn Irish dance tunes (jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas, etc.) that are often played in area sessions. It meets 1-4pm on the third Saturday of every month from September thru May, except no meeting in March.
To provide some structure, we select a popular session tune that is easy to learn, then slowly go through the tune phrase-by-phrase with the goal of nearly memorizing the basic melody by the end of the meeting. We may follow with a slow session as our list of tunes grows.
If you learn by ear, you will do fine. Reading music is helpful but not required. An audio recording device will be helpful.
Please understand that this tune-learning session cannot take the place of regular lessons with a tutor.
Please email us at terry (at) terryhartzell (dot) com if you are interested. It will be helpful to know what instrument(s) you will play.
Irish Traditional Music Archive
source: The Irish Traditional Music Archive, Dublin, Ireland
Concertina.net Tune Converter
Website that converts one song in ABC format to .PDF and .MID. Copy and paste the ABC code including the entire header starting with the X:1
Help for ABC notation
Chris Walshaw - teaches ABC; plus large directory of tune collections
- Alan Ng's "Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music"
- Peter Cooper's "The Complete Irish Fiddle Player"
Villanova University Library's Audio Collection
Digital archive of Philidelphia Ceili Group's annual festivals and other events available to the public in digital form as part of the Villanova University Library's audio collection. At present (as of May 2013), audio from the 1996 annual festival is available. Recordings from every festival from 1977 to 1996 will be added. Project is expected to take seven years to complete.