• Find yourself stuck in a bodhran rut?
• Use the same rhythms over and over?
• At a plateau and reached the point where you feel you have taught yourself all you can?
Well why not take a summer holiday like no other, on the beautiful island of Cape Breton at the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts & Crafts. http://www.gaeliccollege.edu
I’m honoured to again to be running the Bodhran Program at the Gaelic College this summer. Whether you are a beginner or advanced player this course caters to all levels. You can take bodhran as an elective or a major.
I’ll be sharing my techniques for playing with dynamic control, loads of new rhythms, changing tones, bodhran etiquette and the art of performance. I will also show the many different playing styles and follow the bodhran through its history. I will give you insight on how you can continue to teach yourself after the course .
Whether you are a seasoned musician hoping to fine tune your bodhran skills or have never even seen or picked up a bodhran before there is a class for you. I keep a bunch of “workshop” drums in Cape Breton so you don’t even have to own a drum to take the course. You can use one of mine. I can then give you advice about purchasing drums and you will have a better idea of what you’re looking for after trying different makes.
This is a high energy class that will leave a permanent smile on your face. Learning should be fun, right?