Fiddle Retreat 2016

Fiddle Retreat 2016

Detailed itinerary and information on tuition and pricing

14th -19th Nov 2016


Here is the opportunity for fiddlers to spend a few days under the Irish Fiddle Retreattutelage of Clare fiddle player extraordinaire Tola Custy while taking in the sights and sounds of Ennis, Co. Clare. Tola will be the host tutor for this retreat and will teach fiddle repertoire and technique masterclasses each morning. Students will be encouraged to learn the tunes by ear, however, the music in ABC and staff notation will be available to those that require them.   On an OAIM retreat, you can expect to be part of a small group of no more than 12 fiddle players for the week.

This fiddle retreat will feature two afternoon workshops, one given by Neill Fitzgibbon on ensemble playing, and the other will be an afternoon session workshop hosted by local musicians.  Gain confidence playing the tunes you know in a friendly session with accomplished musicians and your fellow classmates. These classes will give you a chance to learn tunes from other fiddlers of the Irish tradition, ask questions about your own playing and listen to masters playing in an intimate setting. Remember to bring a recording device so you can continue to listen and learn  after the retreat.

PoulnabroneYou will be taken on a sight seeing trip out to the wild West of Co. Clare during the retreat week. We will show you the natural beauty of The Burren, the Atlantic sea, and will stop off in Doolin for dinner at the legendary Gus O’Connors Pub. After dinner we will all go for a music session out West! Remember your woolies and raincoats!
Trad Session in EnnisEnnis is full and brimming with live music in the pubs. Upon arrival we will give you an itinerary of all the sessions in the area so that in the evenings you have a chance to sample the wealth of musical talent in different areas of West Co. Clare. You are free to listen or join in with the musicians on these outings. Alternatively, there is plenty space in The Rowan Tree to have a cosy tune with your fellow students.

This is a great opportunity for students to listen to their tutors and fellow classmates and also to take the opportunity to perform.  Accompanists provided!

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