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Intermediate/Advanced Irish Flute Workshop with Kevin Crawford of Lúnasa

This class is for students who are skilled enough to play tunes in a variety of rhythms (jigs, reels, etc.), with good technique and at a reasonable tempo. This course will expand on the skills and topics introduced in the intro class, with more attention given to ornamentation, breathing, style and repertoire, while continuing to emphasize rhythm and phrasing in the music. In addition to learning the tunes, Kevin will spend some time addressing how to “dress up” the tunes he is teaching. He will show you ways to add your individual expressions, ornamentation, variation, and regional influence to what you play. Tunes will be taught by ear so bring a D flute and be ready to learn. ABC notation will be provided afterward for those who need it.

Born in Birmingham, England, Kevin Crawford’s early life was one long journey into Irish music and Co. Clare, where he eventually moved while in his 20’s. He was a founding member of Moving Cloud, the Clare-based band who recorded such critically-acclaimed albums as Moving Cloud and Foxglove, and he now tours the world with Ireland’s cutting-edge traditional band, Lúnasa. He also performs with the Teetotallers, a supergroup trio that also features Martin Hayes and John Doyle. A virtuoso flute player, Kevin has also recorded several solo albums.

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