Millíní Music hosts a rich variety of Classes and nightly Recitals & Sessions
Daily Music Classes
Mixed instrument classes focussing on core elements of playing Irish music. These classes are given by Conal Ó Gráda. As well as building repertoire you will also learn how to think differently about learning tunes. The odd outrageous anecdote will probably feature as well as many diversionary though relevant asides on the history, styles and leading exponents of Irish music. Notation & Recordings will be provided and you will learn a unique approach to learning by ear.
Instrument Specific Workshops
These will be run twice during the week for each instrument. The classes will be given by a guest Master Musician and will focus on instrument specific technique and challenges. Guest teachers will be selected to reflect the mix of instruments played by the attendee's.
Each night one of our guest musicians will give a recital and talk about their music. This is a unique opportunity to hear the traditions top players perform in an intimate friendly setting. The recitals are followed by a slow paced session where everyone gets a chance to join in. The video here is of Cáitlín NicGabhann in mesmerising form on concertina
Throughout the week there will be a series of fun, one-off workshops. These will include Irish Language, Singing, Dancing, Bodhrán (drums provided) and even making St Brigids Crosses from rushes. While great fun you will also learn about other aspects of the tradition and their place within the wider cultural setting
NEW FOR 2022
A series of newly commissioned films from Nóta Stóta will be exclusively premiered for Millíní Music. The films featuring original music and puppetry draw inspiration from the stories and characters of Irish folklore (with a significant Nóta Stóta twist!). The following day you will do a workshop with its creators and learn how the films were developed