West Cork Music to Host Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh Musical Retreat

Fiddle-player Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

West Cork Music to Host Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh Musical Retreat

'Springboard' retreat is aimed at fiddle-players who want to examine more fundamental questions around playing the instrument.

West Cork Music has announced that it will host its first ever musical retreat, Springboard, over the St Patrick’s Day weekend in March 2017.

Fiddle soloist, duoist and member of The Gloaming and This is How We Fly, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, will be tutor-in-residence during a weekend at Linden House in Glengarriff, West Cork.

The retreat is aimed at competently skilled fiddlers who want to examine more fundamental questions around playing the fiddle, such as: 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?

Other areas of exploration include:
– 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.

Participants will arrive on Thursday 16 March and take three tutoring sessions a day for two days, finishing up on 19 March. Three nights’ accommodation and all meals are included. The total price including workshops is €330.

For full details, visit https://goo.gl/nXj9uj

Published on 7 November 2016

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