The Millmount Sessions

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Demonstration of regional styles and techniques of Irish music

Drogheda Borough Council Arts Office / Traditional Musician in Residence,
Sean Corcoran Presents

An introduction to Irish Music

Concert-demonstrations by leading performers

• Demonstration of regional styles and techniques of Irish music
• Learn more about its history and background
• See how instruments are made
• Get guidance on how to start for beginners
• Tips on technique for more advanced players
• Or just sit back and enjoy the music!

Every Tues. for 4 weeks from 20 Nov – 11 Dec 2007
Millmount Centre, Drogheda

Tues. Nov. 20th 8pm. ALL ABOUT IRISH TRADITIONAL SONG with Sean Corcoran

Tues. Nov. 27th 8pm ALL ABOUT THE FIDDLE with Gerry O’Connor

Tues. Dec. 4th 8pm ALL ABOUT THE FLUTE & WHISTLE with Fintan Vallely

Tues. Dec. 11th 8pm ALL ABOUT THE ACCORDION & MELODEON with Martin Donohoe

Free workshops, open to all. Booking essential. Contact the Arts Office on 041-9876165

Seán Corcoran
Internationally known as an Irish traditional singer and bouzouki-player, Sean performs regularly in European concert-halls and lectures in Irish music and ethnomusicology at DKIT Music Dept. At present he is Drogheda Borough Council Traditional Musician in Residence.

Gerry O’Connor
Dundalk’s Gerry O’Connor has for many years been one of Ireland’s leading fiddle-players, constantly touring major international festivals and with a brace of award-winning albums to his credit. He is also renowned as a teacher and is Senior Performance Tutor at DKIT Music Dept.

Fintan Vallely
Author of a range of books on Irish music, including The Companion to Irish Traditional Music and the highly-influential Timber – A Tutor for the Irish Traditional Flute, Armagh man, Fintan Vallely is a major figure in the field of Irish music, both as a performer and educationalist. Deeply involved in developing Irish music in Third Level education, he is Director of Irish Music and Ethnomusicology at DKIT Music Dept.

Martin Donohoe
Cavan accordion-wizard, Martin Donohoe has been blazing a musical trail across three continents for many years now and is an acknowledged expert on the Irish squeeze-box in all its variations. A renowned entertainer, he is also in great demand as an album producer, he is director of the prestigious Cavan NYAH Festival and presents his own radio show, "The Wind that Blows" on Tuesday nights on Shannonside Northern Sound Radio.