SINGING WORKSHOP w/ MAÍRÍN UÍ CHEIDE

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SINGING WORKSHOP w/ MAÍRÍN UÍ CHEIDE

30.00

Saturday, June 1

7-8:30 pm

8th and Mass Ave NE (exactly address will be given upon registration)

For Mairin’s singing, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWiKWrA8vnA

Sean Nós means "old style". It is a style of singing dating back hundreds of years which was handed down orally from generation to generation. It is a really good example of "pure" traditional Irish music. The words are more important than the tunes.Rhythm is dictated by speech rhythms. Sean nós singers use ornamentation to to express emotion. Ornamentation is usually improvised, and a song would never be performed the same way twice. Ornamentation can be melodic or rhythmic. This gave rise to regional styles of singing much the same as accents in language. The regions are; Connemara, (highly ornamental) West Cork/Kerrry, (nasalisation and glottal stop) West Waterford, and Donegal (simpler more melodic style). In my workshop, I keep to the basic principles and teach a few songs that are easy to learn and exhibit my Connemara style. It is always an honor when I am with folk who are interested in my native Irish language and culture. I make it easy and fun to follow along. Everyone is welcome, beginners, seasoned and advanced. I will bring the song sheet, you bring the pen. Looking forward to a good session.

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