for Adult beginners
late 1999 it was widely predicted that at midnight on the 31st of December
the Millennium Bug was going to crash computers all over the world.
Civilisation as we know it would come to an end. Against this backdrop
of impending doom a leading London newspaper commissioned a survey to
find out what it was that people regretted most about their 'soon to
top answer by far was not having learnt to play a musical instrument.
you have that regret and you'd like to have a go, Gill has been teaching
adult beginners for 25 years and has proven time and again that it is
never too late to start your fascinating, rewarding musical journey.
'thank you' note from Iris, age 25, a complete beginner from Maine,
USA, perfectly illustrates what Kerry Fiddles aim to provide.
if you have never played any musical instrument before, by the end
of the week you’ll be playing
your first tune on the fiddle. Morning classes are a hoot, there’s
no music theory, no pressure and no rush. Afternoons are free to
explore the most beautiful part of Ireland.
do our best learning when we’re relaxed, so don’t expect a studious
music course. Though we aim to motivate, lay solid foundations and
teach effective practice, our main concern is that you have fun.
this holiday is in Ireland, this week will set you up to play any
style you like, from classical to country and you will leave with
all the information you need to find teachers, players and resources
in your area to help you develop further when you get home.
are held at our house, in a spacious music room with great acoustics
and mountain views. Though it feels spectacularly remote, we are only
4 miles from Kenmare.
are free for you to do what you want. There are loads of ideas
on our 'Free Time' page and all are within easy driving distance of
lots of evening sessions in the many bars in and around Kenmare and
regular concerts by top players at Kenmare's Carnegie Hall
the last ten years we have had hundreds of students from every continent,
yes, even Antarctica! Many are happy to share e-mail addresses and quite
a few get together to play tunes they learned here in Kenmare.
If you would like
to be plugged in to the Kerry Fiddles network let us know where you
are and we'll see what we can do.
of you familiar with Bristol Fiddles will know about our Weekend Workshops
with Kevin Burke, Tommy Peoples, Brendan McGlinchey, Paul O'Shaughnessy,
Ciaran Boyle, Pete Challoner, Des Hurley, Bernard and Gerard KilBride,
Joe Scurfield and Henry Sears.
planning to put similar workshops on in Kenmare. Send
us your e-mail
address if you'd like advance notice.
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