West Cork Music is offering a wonderful opportunity for musicians to develop their skills in gorgeous West Cork settings
Join Caoimhín O’Raghallaigh and springboard into the unknown, challenging ideas of what is beautiful in sound. Take those ideas as a jumping off point, gain actual physical knowledge of how they feel on the fiddle, and share extensive feedback about the sounds created.
Open as many doors as possible into new worlds of sound-making on the fiddle and gain the confidence to blaze a trail, expanding what is thinkable and possible.
This retreat is aimed at competently skilled fiddlers who want to examine more fundamental questions around playing the fiddle: How can I put more feeling into my music? How can I make it mean more? How can I find more freedom while playing? What is beauty in sound to me?
Areas of Exploration:
• Expanding your sonic palette: sidestepping fear and embracing failure
• Taking notes for granted: re-evaluating the commonplace
• Examining the principle of ‘play’
• Your fiddle as a tool for communication with other human beings
• Finding your aesthetic, developing and refining your personal concept of what is beautiful
• Parallel learning: funnelling freedoms found in other activities
Caoimhín O’Raghallaigh, tutor in residence for this very special weekend, has been described as ‘the most singular traditional Irish musician of [his] generation’ by State Magazine, Ireland.
3 nights’ accommodation in high-quality, shared twin-rooms is included. Workshops are held in an idyllic, rural, and inspirational setting. Attendees will have time allocated to explore the surrounding woodland and coast.
A feast of local Irish food is also included in the fee. Jennifer Dungan will be on site to prepare wholesome, nutritious, and very tasty food throughout the weekend. Three breakfasts, lunches, and dinners will be prepared for you so all you need to do is enjoy your weekend and immerse yourself in the beautiful natural and musical surroundings.
The all inclusive price for this very special retreat including workshops, accommodation and meals is €330.
Book online or call 00 353 (0)27 52788 for more details.