- 13 lessons teaching how to play 13 popular Irish tunes.
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Have you ever thought that you’d love to sit down with a great tin whistler and just have them regale you with their wisdom, their hard-won insights and their masterful tricks that would not only help you to play better but, more importantly, ignite in you an even deeper love for the instrument? Well, you’ll be happy to hear, Lúnasa’s Kevin Crawford, has taken time out of his hectic touring schedule to do just that. In this incredible course Kevin puts down the flute, which he is most famous for, dons the ubiquitous hat (also famous for!), and takes you through 13 of his favourite session tunes in a very personal and most endearing way. So, instead of these lessons feeling like Kevin is your teacher, they’re more like having a chat with him, where, in his relaxed style, he imparts the wisdom of a life-time on the Irish music scene.
By the end of the course, apart from wondering when Lúnasa are next playing in your area, you’ll be armed with 13 really wonderful Irish session tunes to get the best out of your tin whistle while keeping the fire burning for this amazingly versatile instrument.
In this course, Kevin teaches 13 lovely session tunes in a gentle pace, while packing each lesson full of interesting tips and techniques. The version of each tune is chosen to sit beautifully on the tin whistle and the lessons, chat and tunes are all marvellously infused with Kevin’s energy, humour and experience. Detail is given on the pulse and rhythm of various tune types, variations of rolls and ornaments, finding breath spots in a tune (by using humming!) and of course the ‘lilt’ of each melody and how to create subtle variations. Be sure to watch out for the “ACDC Ornament” later in the course, and no, it’s not a nod to the famous heavy metal band but it may just get you rocking!
This course is a masterpiece of both teaching and playing with Kevin imparting his personality and wealth of knowledge and insight into every tune.
Tunes taught are:
Come West Along the Road
George White’s Favourite
Maids of Mount Cisco
Miss Johnson’s Reel
Strike the Gay Harp
Six Penny Money
Kid on the Mountain
Hardiman the Fiddler
Rover Through the Bog
Sample Sheet Music
Sample mp3 of Come West Along The Road
Detailed questions and discussion on the course can be found in the Community Forum, available to paying members only.