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Festival workshops announced


28 Jun 22
by Nathon Jones

Michael Drain bodhrán class at the McMillan Hall

It wouldn't be festival Saturday without the workshops which, as always, are completely FREE for under 25s and just £12 per person, per workshop, for everyone else. Learn flute/whistle with Sarah Markey, tenor banjo with Marty Barry and bodhrán with Michael Drain.

All classes take place on Saturday 9th July as follows:

Beginner bodhrán with Michael Drain
The Vault Arts Centre - 10:30am

Fiddle with Megan Níc Fhionnghaile
McMillan Hall - 10:30am

Tenor banjo with Marty Barry
McMillan Hall - 12noon

Flute/Whistle with Sarah Markey
The Vault Arts Centre - 12noon

Intermediate bodhrán with Michael Drain
McMillan Hall - 1:30pm

Click the link below for further information and booking links.

Traditional Music Workshops

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