Friday, March 21, 2014
Concert of Irish Traditional Singing, ‘IN TWO MINDS’ Tipper Review Room
Concert of Irish Traditional Singing, ‘IN TWO MINDS’
Sunday, April 6th, 2014, 7:00 pm -- $15.
Tipper Review Room, 2066 Kingsway (at Victoria Drive)
‘In Two Minds’ is a collaboration that captures the magic of Irish traditional singing. Len Graham is one of Ireland’s best-known singers, having gained an international reputation for his inimitable singing style. Brían Ó hAirt, an American singer, continues to gather repute for his ability to share traditional music and dance. Through many seasons of collaboration, the two have distilled the best of these traditions into a performance that weaves stories, songs, tunes and dance into one tradition.
For more on Len and Brian, visit their websites: www.storyandsong.com and www.buamusic.com or view them on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAJP2zcF-V8&feature=sharenoembed&list=PLljYJ9_5EQkYOkOTK8eT-VruWRgq0TSVK
Tickets available at the door but advance reservations encouraged.
Len and Brian will also offer afternoon workshops
Sunday, April 6th -- see below for more information.
Dance workshop: Sunday, April 6th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm,
Location to be announced
The Connemara Sean-nós Dance Tradition with Brían Ó hAirt
Come learn the Connemara style of sean-nós dancing--a dance form similar to Cape Breton and Acadian step-dancing. Learn the basic Connemara step for both jigs and reels. Those with more advanced skills will be challenged with free-formed dancing focusing on the unique rhythm of various dance tunes. Please bring a pair of flat-soled shoes with hard leather or plastic soles. NO IRISH DANCING HARD SHOES PLEASE.
Cost: $20. per person. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Singing workshop: Sunday, April 6th, 2:00 - 3:30pm,
Tipper Review Room, 2066 Kingsway
The Ulster Song Tradition with Len Graham
This workshop will focus on the song repertoire of the northern Ulster tradition. Examples of ballads, children's songs and songs translated from the Irish language will be shared with students along with their deeper meanings and background and historical setting. Ornamentation and phrasing will be discussed as well as the basics needed to establish a personal singing style. Lyric sheets will be supplied. Though not necessary, students are encouraged to bring a recording device.
Cost: $20. per person. Please email Ken.email@example.com to register.