Join Claire Watts and Katherine Mann for five days of group flute/tin whistle tuition, learning traditional tunes and techniques.
You will receive three hours of instrumental tuition with a small group of other students of a similar standard. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a large mixed instrument ensemble, where you will learn to play exciting arrangements of traditional tunes with other musicians.
Classes take place between 10:00 – 16:15 each day, with a one hour break for lunch.
All ages and abilities welcome. Classes will be centred on learning tunes by ear, so there is no need to read music.
About Claire Watts
Claire, originally from Knockdoe, Claregalway started learning tin whistle and flute with Joe Collins in Lackagh National School. She went on to study for a Degree in Ethnomusicology in Queens University Belfast. As part of her studies she was based in Chicago Illinois USA and was well known in Irish Musical circles there. Claire also studied classical piano to the Senior Certificate Level. Claire is also a renowned singer/songwriter.
About Katherine Mann
Katherine became All-Ireland Champion in 2002 with the South Birmingham Grupai Cheoil. She has a wealth of festival credits and now plays regularly with bands in Bristol and Glasgow. Katherine has taught at the Bath Traditional Music Summer School since 2011 and has also been a resident tutor at the Boghill Centre in Co. Clare and at Burwell Bash.
Katherine is a patient tutor with intimate knowledge of the Irish tradition and offers structured tuition.