Irish Tin Whistle Workshop

About the Workshop

Our Irish whistle workshop teaches how to play traditional tunes on a D tin whistle to students of all ages (including adults).  These workshop classes are held on Sunday afternoons for five weeks starting January 14, 2018 and ending February 11, 2018.  In keeping with the Irish tradition, students are taught tunes by ear. Students learn the basic fingering and how to get a good sound from the instrument.  The instructor takes time to ensure that students follow proper technique and that each phrase of a tune is well learned before moving on to the next.

Workshop Goals

Students who participate will build confidence, increase their musical sensibility, and build skills on the instrument as well as increase their knowledge of Irish music.  Over the five week period, students will learn at least three Irish tunes by heart.  Students will also be able to count out the measures of a tune, and recognize at least four types of Irish tunes such as the reel, jig, slide, and slip jig.  All students will have the opportunity to play in a group with accompaniment for the final class.

Workshop Dates – Time – Location

Sundays January 14 – February 11, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Banyon Tree Village Clubhouse, 555 Banyon Tree Lane, Delray Beach, FL

Workshop Fees

$75 Workshop
DISCOUNT: If you are a member of Tír na mBláth (individual or family member), you are eligible to pay a REDUCED WORKSHOP FEE of $60.

Students are strongly encouraged to arrive on time as the instructor will begin without delay.  For students under the age of 18 years, PARENTS MUST REMAIN INSIDE THE BUILDING WITH THE STUDENT DURING THE WORKSHOP LESSON.

Our Instructors

Rosemarie Vincent holds a Bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of Miami and has also studied Irish wooden flute with Ivan Goff. She has participated in various music ensembles including the Hunter Wind Quintet, the New Orleans Community Orchestra, Flutopia, and The Picket Sisters. She currently performs with the Tropical Flute Choir and The Roaring Kelly Band. She provides a focus on performance and ensemble playing.
Mary Gallacher, a master of Irish music genre on violin, holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music from Marywood University in Scranton, Pa. She has been a music educator for over 30 years in string, woodwind, brass winds and choral music. She will provide a focus on timing, feel, and sound technique.

Registration available on the first day of class.  Brochures available at Tim Finnegans Irish Pub, 2885 S Federal Hwy, Delray Beach, FL 33483