Irish Week 2016 at the Augusta Heritage Center Andrew Carroll June 14, 2016 Join us for the 35th annual Irish Week! Founded in 1982 by Dr. Mick Moloney, Augusta Heritage Center’s Irish Week is the oldest week of its kind in the United States. Since it began, Irish Week has consistently attracted the world’s finest instructors to immerse students in the very best of Irish music, dance, craft and folklore. Classes meet from 10-11:45 a.m. and 2:30-4:15 p.m. daily. Everyone gathers after lunch for a cultural session on Irish music and folkways. Then we round out the day with tune sessions, song circles, ceili and set dances and concerts. “Irish Week will be tremendous in 2016! Our amazing staff will include some familiar faces, like Billy McComiskey, who will be back to handle the button accordion and ceili band duties, and Padraig MacEneany, who will again teach set & ceili dancing. There’ll be lots of new faces as well, including MacDara Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Nuala Kennedy (singing), and Desi Wilkenson (flute), all of whom will be over from Ireland! If that weren’t enough, we’ll get a visit from Sliabh Luchara legends Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly who will spend a day as guest master artists! The craic will be mighty, so please join us for this great, intimate, family oriented week that celebrates the best in Irish music and culture – see you there! – Daniel Neely, Coordinator – Dan Neely, Coordinator Tuition paid BEFORE June 1: $450. Tuition paid AFTER June 1: $490. REGISTER HERE: https://secure.dewv.edu/augusta/ The 2016 Irish Week staff includes: (for bios and class information: https://goo.gl/05kfQV) Daniel Neely: Coordinator Matt Cranitch: Master Artist Jackie Daly: Master Artist Billy McComiskey: Button Accordion – All Levels Máirtín de Cógáin: Bodhrán – All Levels Desi Wilkinson: Traditional Irish Flute – All Levels Rose Flanagan: Fiddle – Beg., Int. MacDara Ó Raghallaigh: Fiddle – Adv Nuala Kennedy: Traditional Songs in English and Irish – All Levels Joey Abarta: Tin Whistle – All Levels Sean Earnest: The Fundamentals of Accompaniment: Holistic Approaches to Harmony and Rhythm – All Levels Padraig MacEneany: Set & Ceili Dance – All Levels Jackie O’Riley: Staff Dancer Shannon Dunne: Staff Dancer Nathan Gourley: Staff Musician Shannon Dunne: Sean-nós Dance Mini-Course – All Levels Billy McComiskey: Ceili Band Mini-Course – All Levels Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.