Flute and Whistle Playing

Playing the tin whistle.

A leading traditional musician presents an 'Exploration of Irish Music' through the flute and whistle, with tuition for beginners and improvers. Workshops will also explain the development and progress of Irish music up to modern times.

Title Location Price
Saturday, 18 July 2020 — Saturday, 25 July 2020
Flute and Whistle Playing Gleann Cholm Cille €200 Book now
Friday, 23 October 2020 — Monday, 26 October 2020
Flute and Whistle Playing Gleann Cholm Cille €100 Book now

The course is aimed at teachers and individuals who would like to explore the different dimensions of Irish music. This tradition of music, song and dance has evolved down the centuries through the lives and customs of the Irish people. Irish musicians are fortunate to have a rich cultural tapestry of song, dance and folklore which provides the source of our traditional music.

The courses, taught by leading Irish musician Maureen McGrattan, aims to focus on the following aspects of Irish Music:

  • Music tuition: A number of daily practical sessions learning simple tunes and dances on the tin whistle and flute.
  • Regional Styles: A musical tour of the country which will focus on the different styles of each region.

This is an introductory course to the source of Irish music and previous experience in playing an instrument is not necessary.