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Irish Music Workshops in Tulsa – Sep 1 & 2, 2008

The members of Slide (Ireland), winners of Irish Music Magazine’s Best Newcomer award in 2001 and the Young Musicwide Award in 2006, have agreed to teach a series of workshops and private lessons in Tulsa on September 1 and 2 during their U.S. tour (which is sponsored in part by Culture Ireland). This is a don’t miss opportunity for musicians interested in learning more about playing Irish music or perfecting their technique. All the band members have significant teaching experience, have been involved in adjudicating competitions, and have arranged and directed groups of musicians.

Monday, Sep 1 is dedicated to workshops:

3:00-4:15pm Fiddle
3:00-4:15pm Whistle

4:30-5:45pm Accompaniment (bouzouki/mandolin/4 string tenor banjo/guitar/bodhran)

6:00-7:15pm Guitar
6:00-7:15pm Flute

7:30-8:45pm Singing
7:30-8:45pm Session Playing

Tuesday, Sep 2 is dedicated to private lessons. To schedule a private lesson, contact Melissa at melissaltatum@yahoo.com or 918.724.8722. Private lessons are $25 for 30 minutes and $40 for an hour

Each workshop is limited to 8 people, so advance registration is strongly encouraged. Please note that these workshops are not beginner workshops – each student is expected to know how to play their instrument. The workshops will be focused on technique and style for playing Irish music. Contact Melissa at melissaltatum@yahoo.com or 918.724.8722 for more information, to register for a workshop, and/or sign up for a private lesson. Please provide your name, contact information, instrument(s) and musical experience. The registration fee for each workshop is $30, with the exception of the Session Playing workshop, which is $15.

All workshops will be held in John Rogers Hall on the University of Tulsa Campus. The location of the private lessons will be announced once the schedule is determined.