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.

Harp with Laoise Kelly

Harp with Laoise Kelly

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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Laoise Kelly, from Westport, now living on Achill Island, Co.Mayo is regarded as ‘the most significant harper of her generation’ - Nuala O’Connor. She has pioneered a new style of driving instrumental harping showcased in her three critically acclaimed solo albums Just Harp, Ceis and Fáilte Uí Cheallaigh. She has performed and recorded with the foremost artists in Irish music from The Chieftains to Kate Bush. She has toured worldwide including representing Ireland at the World Harp Festival in Paraguay. She recently directed the first, highly successful, Achill International Harp Festival.

“Laoise Kelly is a young harpist with the disposition of an iconoclast and the talent and technique of a virtuoso.”  Irish Times    

“An exuberant and innovative talent which catches the spirit of the modern Irish music movement in a way that few harpers have done to date.”  Irish Music Magazine