Bodhran Whistle Fiddle Dance Flute Sean Nos Song Language

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Join me at the Dublin, Ohio Irish Festival Academy classes
on July 29 – 30.  They offer several classes which I
will list below, along with contact info.  I am attending the
Sean Nos, old style, Irish song classes – See you there…
(We have been exhibiting for 11 years now at the Genealogy
Tent at this festival – it is a great one ! )

Academy web page with descriptions:

Dublin Irish Festival Academy 2009:

• Age Limit- 12 and older for all classes

• All classes are held Wednesday, July 29 and Thursday,
July 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Dublin Community
Recreation Center.

•Beginning and intermediate classes are $50  and
intermediate/advanced and advanced classes are $75

Register Over the Phone.
1. Call 614-410-4500

Register Online.
1. Call 614-410-4550 to be entered into the Online System.
( If you have registered for a class at the DCRC in the past
you can skip this step.)

Academy Classes
The Dublin, Ohio Irish Festival Academy presents an opportunity
to study with some of the best Irish musicians and experts of Irish culture, arts and dance. These classes are designed to provide
students an up-close and personal learning experience that will
enhance their understanding of Irish music and culture.  Students
will have an opportunity to learn to dance a traditional Irish set
dance, improve fiddling skills or study Irish language.

The Dublin Irish Festival Academy will take place on Wednesday,
July 29 and Thursday, July 30. All classes are held in the Dublin
Community Recreation Center and are open to students age 12
and older. A variety of classes will be held at the beginner,
intermediate, intermediate/advance and advanced levels.

Classes Offered:

Beginning Bodhran



Beginning Whistle

Country Set/Ceili Dance


Irish Language

Accompanying Irish Music

Sean Nos Singing
“Sean Nos” is unaccompanied singing in the Irish traditional style.
Literally meaning “the old way,” it is highly ornamented, technically
difficult and historically sung in the Irish language. This class will
cover several songs and will include style, ornamentation and
interpretation. Since her work with Arcady in the 1990s, Niamh Parsons
has gone on to record seven solo albums and is recognized as one
of the best singers to come out of Ireland.
Instructor: Niamh Parsons



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