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Xaquin Facal

The effort you make to present the tunes step by step

"There are lots of tunes to learn and I like the selection in both [flute]courses –I'm working the first lessons, and it's very rewarding to see how I'm getting on, that's in part due to the hard work you've done and the effort you make to present the tunes step by step, in a very helpful way, so thank you very much."

Xaquín Facal, Spain

OAIM Uillean Piping Courses

Intermediate Uilleann Piping Technique

Over the course of twelve lessons, four tunes will be examined in detail. The first lesson in each set of three will introduce the tune with basic technique; this will be followed by a lesson looking at tune specific technique and variation; a basic approach to regulator and drone playing will then be given. The classes are not designed to increase repertoire but rather to focus on technical aspects of piping.

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Mikie Smyth

Mikie Smyth

Mikie Smyth began playing the pipes at the age of nine. His first teachers were Colm De Brun and Andy Conroy in the Pipers Club in Henrietta Street. As a teacher Mikie has worked for many piping organizations and traditional summer schools, including the…[Read More]