Trad. Musicians - open sessions every Thursday starting up again on

 Thurs. September 7, 2018. Doors open at 7pm


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IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC INSTRUCTIONAL WORKSHOPS 2019 For Adults & Teens

With Susan Hammer Teastas Teagaisc Ceolta Tíre (TTCT) Ireland; B Music.

LOCATION: Crescent Fort Rouge United Church 525 Wardlaw at Nassau N. (Osborne Village). 

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED Email: [email protected] Cell: 204-894-4499


SATURDAY APR 6

 11am to 1pm Even More Bodhran Skill Development for Intermediate players. Focus will be on tone production, tipper/stick skills, traditional and contemporary rhythm patterns. $20/two hours

 1:30pm to 3:30pm And Now For Something Completely Different: Slow Tunes with Harmonies (all levels welcome) Traditionally Irish music was monophonic (only the tune, no harmonies or accompaniment). However with the influence of World Music, accompaniment is now common and some contemporary Irish musicians are adding harmonies to slow tunes & songs. Learn a slow tune and then learn how to add simple harmonies if you wish. Sheets will be provided. $20/two hours

 Occasional private lessons in the City may be arranged with either Susan or Paul - contact for details

ALSO AVAILABLE at the Irish Association of Manitoba (Irish Club) 654 Erin St. Winnipeg

An Irish Music Slow Session one Thursday a month (prior to the regular Thursday Session) - coached by Susan Hammer all welcome (no memberships required) 6:30pm to 7:30pm (we can start closer to 6 if you get there early)

Comhaltas Irish Traditional Music Instruction & Session (Instrumental) one Friday a month taught & hosted by Susan & Paul Hammer (all welcome, no memberships required)

Contact for information: [email protected] Cell: 204-894-4499

Traditional Music Classes at the Irish Club

On behalf of Comhaltas Winnipeg Susan Hammer (T.T.C.T. Ireland) is offering to lead an Irish Traditional Music session on the 2nd Friday of each month at one of the Irish Club's weekly pub nights. As this will be a specifically Comhaltas activity, the focus will be on "authentic Irish Style". The first hour will be a Slow Session focusing on "Irish Style" skill development,by playing tunes slowly and methodically under the guidance of Susan, with assistance from Paul and other experienced players who will be welcome to sit in and play to encourage and support the learners. The session will gradually evolve over the evening giving the more experienced players a chance to play their tunes, and for the less experienced, to learn by listening. Susan & Paul will also offer music instruction for children (adults also welcome) on whistle, bodhran, fiddle, guitar, mandolin etc. Email Susan Hammer at [email protected] if you are interested.

Paul and Susan would be willing to teach small groups of children interested in learning to play: whistle, bodhran, concertina, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bodhran. Certain instruments require a minimum age of 7yrs but some instruments can be started younger. Parents/grandparents can sit in with the children and learn at the same time!