Mary records, performs and teaches workshops in singing skills, performance technique and Gaelic song and culture. She has toured extensively throughout North America, teaching and performing at Celtic/Irish camps.
NEW ONLINE CLASS
A new exciting online class entitled “THE SONGS OF IRISH FAERIE” will begin on the coming Solstice (Saturday JUNE 20th) for SIX SATURDAYS at 7:00 pm GMT
Below is the class description.
“THE SONGS OF IRISH FAERIE”
The Irish Fairies are not the Tinkerbell images that have been so popular during the 19th and 20th centuries. They are rather, a complex group, mixing beings from mythology and pre-Christian belief with nature beings, the dead and spirit beings. Humans interact with the fairies in Ireland in a certain way and there is tremendous respect (albeit it is fear-based), for them. There is no doubt though that the fairies have been the artistic inspiration for poets, musicians and writers for centuries.
In this class you will learn some of the songs that reflect the long-held belief in fairies and their impact on the Irish; they are mostly in the Irish language although during the 1800 and 1900s some songs, based on the great Scottish ‘Child’ ballads, were also being sung in English.
As in all my classes, you will also learn the background and context of the songs – that is how they are transmitted! You do not need to be able to speak Irish as I offer a phonetic-based approach and you do not need to be able to read music as I teach in the oral tradition. You do, though, need to have a love of singing and a willingness to try a new style! You won’t be sorry as these songs are magical and worth the effort!
There will be a cap on numbers, so if you are interested please sign up immediately to ensure a space.
The cost is on a sliding scale (€15-20 per class). You will also be required to pay the first class in advance to secure a place. This ‘deposit’ confirms your commitment to the series and acts as a guarantee for both you and me!
PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS USING THE CONTACT FORM ON THE DROP DOWN MENU AT TOP OF THIS PAGE – PUT IN YOUR NAME / EMAIL / TIME ZONE AND NAME OF CLASS.
I will send out a welcome letter with more detail to all those registered within the next week. When you register, you will receive the welcome letter within 48 hours. If you do not receive anything, email me through contacts or message me at my facebook page below. .
LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR WILD RIDE THROUGH FAERIE LAND!
See 'internet learning' page for information on individual lessons
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