You’ve gone to the local traditional Irish music sessions and you’ve watched all the musicians plucking away on guitar or tootling on a whistle or flute. And you’ve surely said to yourself: “I really wanna do that!”
Hey … now you can!
The Delaware Valley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will be sponsoring a 10-week series of classes in traditional Irish music at the Philadelphia Irish Center starting Wednesday, September 17.
Here’s the class schedule:
6:30 p.m. – Beginner/intermediate tin whistle and flute
7:15 p.m.- Intermediate/advanced tin whistle and flute
8:00 p.m.- DADGAD (a kind of tuning) guitar accompaniment of traditional Irish dance tunes
Don’t have a whistle? You can buy one at the first class.
The class costs $70 if you’re a member of CCE, and $110 if you aren’t. If two family members hold membership in CCE-DV and are taking classes, the cost is $60 each. If three or more family members are taking classes, the cost is $50 each.
If two or more classes are taken, the cost is $60 per class for CCE members.)
Please bring completed registration forms with you. Forms are available for printing at:
Membership to Comhaltas (or renewal) will be accepted at time of registration. For additional information, please contact Dennis Gormley at (856) 795-7637, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CCE-DV also will be sponsoring classes in the Irish language. Contact Poilin Ni Dhuill at (215) 233-2450. Also, Terry Kane will teach Irish singing. Contact Terry at (215) 541-0282).