Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music
31st July - 4th August 2017

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MUSIC MASTERCLASSES

The team of international tutors is made up of master performers with proven track records as teachers and educationalists. The primary means of teaching and learning is ‘by ear’ with an emphasis in the less experienced classes of assisting pupils to develop oral/aural skills in addition to instrumental competency and developing core repertoire.

  • Classes take place Monday 31st July - Friday 4th August 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm at Ulster University Belfast Campus on York Street.
  • Classes are designed for intermediate to advanced (minimum 2 years instrument experience) adults and children over 6 years of age with exception of the Traditional Singing Classes, Fiddle Classes and unless specifically titled a 'Beginners Class'. See individual classes for full details. 
  • Fee includes admission to all programme events with exception of evening concerts and the Trad Trail.

Guitar with Ed Boyd

Guitar with Ed Boyd

95.00

Classes take place Monday 31st July - Friday 4th August 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm at Ulster University, Belfast Campus.

This class is designed for Intermediate to Advanced adults and children over 6 years of age.

Fee includes admission to all programme events with exception of evening concerts. 

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ED BOYD - As well as a huge amount of touring and recording with Lúnasa, Flook, Michael McGoldrick, Cara Dillon and Kate Rusby, Ed has amassed a good deal of teaching experience over the years. He has run a five-day summer school for 14 guitarists outside Cambridge in the UK every year for the past 16 years. At the behest of the great Breton guitarist Soïg Sibéril he has twice been invited to be the guest tutor at Amzer Nevez, a Breton Music and Cultural institute which offers a week-long music course every August before the Festival Interceltique de Lorient.  

He has delivered masterclasses for BA and MA students on the Traditional Music Degree at both Limerick and Newcastle upon Tyne Universities, and hosted the guitar summit at the 2005 Winnipeg Folk Festival alongside Bruce Cockburn and Marc Ribot. Ed aims to explore the different roles the guitar can play in Irish music.