Flute and Whistle Playing

Playing the tin whistle.

A leading traditional musician presents an ‘Exploration of Irish Music’ through the flute and whistle, with tuition for beginners and improvers. Workshops will also explain the development and progress of Irish music up to modern times.

CALENDAR
Title Location Price
Wednesday, 16 March 2022 — Sunday, 20 March 2022
Flute and Whistle Playing Gleann Cholm Cille €150 Book now
Saturday, 16 July 2022 — Saturday, 23 July 2022
Flute and Whistle Playing Gleann Cholm Cille €210 Book now
Friday, 28 October 2022 — Monday, 31 October 2022
Flute and Whistle Playing Gleann Cholm Cille €120 Book now

The course is aimed at teachers and individuals who would like to explore the different dimensions of Irish music. This tradition of music, song and dance has evolved down the centuries through the lives and customs of the Irish people. Irish musicians are fortunate to have a rich cultural tapestry of song, dance and folklore which provides the source of our traditional music.

The course, taught by leading Irish musician Maureen McGrattan, aims to focus on the following aspects of Irish Music:

  • Music tuition: A number of daily practical sessions learning simple tunes and dances on the tin whistle and flute.
  • Regional Styles: A musical tour of the country which will focus on the different styles of each region.

This course is an introduction to the sources of Irish music and previous experience in playing an instrument is not required.

COVID-19
Courses will be provided in line with Government of Ireland health advice. There may be some changes to the course format in light of updated health guidelines. Please see our information page on COVID-19 and Oideas Gael’s Course Programme 2022.