Slow Sessions 2024

  • 24th Feb - 20th Jul
  • 12:00
  • Droichead Arts Centre
Workshops and classes

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Saturday 24th February
Saturday 9th March
Saturday 23rd March
Saturday 6th April
Saturday 20th April
Saturday 4th May
Saturday 18th May
Saturday 1st June
Saturday 15th June
Saturday 29th June
Saturday 6th July
Saturday 20th July

Droichead are delighted to announce the continuation of our Slow Sessions with Brendan McCreanor.  Capacity is limited so early booking is advised.

These sessions are for players of any instrument and at any level. A selection of easy and well known session tunes will be played slowly so that people in the early stages of their playing, or those coming back to playing music, have the opportunity to play together in a friendly, supportive and informal context. More experienced players who wish to refine their techniques and extend their repertoire at a slower pace are also very welcome.

Brendan McCreanor is a multi-instrumentalist and an accomplished uilleann piper. He is also a founding member of the traditional/folk band Kern, a fully qualified musician in healthcare and is a member of Baile an Salsa, whose music fuses salsa and Trad elements.

Brendan is a passionate advocate of traditional Irish music and has significant experience teaching children and adults in a range of instruments including Uilleann pipes, whistles, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo and flute. Brendan holds degrees in Applied Music and Creative Multimedia.

Participants will learn a selection of popular session tunes including a couple of local ones from Co. Louth and well known tunes from across the country. Through engagement with the slow session, participants will develop their repertoire to include jigs, reels, slides, polkas and hornpipes, and will learn about the timing of the different styles and a little about the history and origins of the tunes.

Essentially, the objective of the slow sessions is to enable participants to learn new skills, develop ability and enjoy the immersive experience of the seisiún in a relaxed manner from the comfort and safety of their home.

Music will be provided in advance, by email, and the session will be live in our venue,  Each session is  90 mins-2 hours long with a 5 min break midway.