I’ll be at the Gaelic College for Adult Session 1 – August 3rd – 7th, 2015.
The reason I’m only teaching for one week this summer is so I can be back in Scotland to watch my husband and son compete in the World Pipe Band Championships.
There are five classes a day and you can choose from a variety of instruments, dance and language. Click here to find out more about Adult Session 1.
You certainly don’t have to be one of my Platinum students to attend, but once again many Plats from around the globe are reserving their vacation time and planning to come.
There’s even a private Gaelic College SUM15 facebook page for Plat, and non-Plat, bodhran students who are coming. In there they share helpful travel and packing tips, class timetables, and everything you’d ever need to know to prepare.
The last couple of years people shared rides, flights, B&B’s, etc. By the time they arrived for registration on Sunday night they felt like they already knew each other before classes even started on Monday.
It’s pretty incredible to witness such instant bonding through a mutual love of music.
If you are coming let us know so we can add you to that private FB group. You can drop me an email or send me a private Facebook message.
Below: Our annual after-class ‘Tipper Making’ Workshop
Below: Platinum Reunion Party And Photo-Shoot At My Mum’s House
Interested In Attending? Here’s How To Find Out More
If you would like more info about the courses please visit http://www.gaeliccollege.edu or phone (902) 295-3411. You can also email the Director Of School Operations, Kevin Dugas, at firstname.lastname@example.org
What If I Don’t Have A Drum?
Note For Beginners: If you don’t already have a drum, and not sure what to buy, you can borrow one of my extra workshop drums and use it for the week. Just let me know so I can put one aside for you. There will be students there with drums of different makes and sizes so it will be the perfect opportunity to try lots of different drums before buying one.
The Bodhran Class Photo Tradition
I’ve made sure to take a bodhran class photo every year since I started teaching at the Gaelic College in the mid-90′s. It’s now not only a highly anticipated tradition among the bodhran students, but the shenanigans going on behind the scenes during the shoot is one of the things I look forward to the most.
I think the Gaelic College should also include the fact that you have all your meals cooked for you (which also means no dishes to wash up) in their marketing campaign. It’s like ‘band camp for adults’. Many people find learning in this incredible environment to be a life-changing experience and a priceless gift to themselves.
Hope to see you there,