Irish Fiddle Workshop with Dylan Foley
Time: 3:00 to 4:30pm
Cost: $40.00 - includes code for $10 concert ticket if you register before March 23, 2019!
In this class we will learn tunes from a range of tune categories, including jigs, reels, hornpipes, etc. Further, we’ll learn about incorporating ornamentation and bowing into those tunes that are commonly used in the New York Sligo style of fiddle. We will also investigate the history of the tunes and different styles of fiddle playing. I’ll play some recordings in class so you can get to hear some great fiddle players from past and present. Tunes will be taught ‘by ear’ so be sure to bring a recording device with you. Bring your fiddles and a sense of humor and be ready to learn some tunes!
Dylan Foley is “… one of the finest fiddlers in America and certainly the most genial among them…his feel and tone is breathtaking…He pulls brilliant music from the fiddle…” Daniel Neely/The Irish Echo
Well respected and received wherever he goes, Dylan is a 4-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, who performs, teaches, and adjudicates at festivals and fleadhs on both sides of the Atlantic. He has delighted audiences from Lincoln Center to Alaska, to Vietnam with Mick Moloney, and Irish Television channels RTE and TG4. A superb performer, he is also committed to passing on the tradition, as it was graciously passed to him, by Rose Flanagan and others. Dylan brings great depth and joy to his solo performances, with his multi-instrumental talents, an occasional song, and sheer good humor. You will hear his passion for the music is in his lively and fluid playing.
“It is exquisite, he has really hit his stride and found a style that suits him to a T. It is one of the best fiddle albums that I have heard in a very long time. He is playing with great command like the young master he is, but with such exuberance and joy that it really lives up to the album title... This album will be a classic.” Paul Keating on Deliriously Happy
Registration is open! Each workshop registrant will also get access to a special $10 ticket for Dylan Foley concert with their registration confirmation if you register by March 23. Check your confirmation email for details.