Posted by: Janet | August 27, 2007

Irish Recorder and Viol Course

application-form.jpg   The Irish Recorder and Viol Course – a wonderful week of meeting and making new friends and playing and singing.

 Here is a more official summary from one of the websites ………..

An Grianán, Termonfechin, Co. Louth, IrelandTutors
Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty, Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy, Marion Scott, Eileen Silcocks, Philip Thorby

Course Description
A course designed for players of recorders, viols and other early instruments, covering a wide repertoire from the 15th to the 21st centuries.
Sessions include one-to-a-part groups, a variety of technique classes, lectures, large and small ensembles, recorder orchestra, and a choir conducted by Philip Thorby. There are opportunities for the study of consort songs, broken consorts, Renaissance wind music, trio sonatas and other baroque works with continuo, and contemporary music.For years An Grianán has played host to this unique music course. Recorder and viol players from Ireland, Britain and beyond, gather for a week of music making – though it may be that some come also for the sandcastle competition, the ceilidh, the tours of the Boyne Valley, the wonderful food, or the warmth of the welcome extended to all, old friends and newcomers alike!


  1. I love this kind of music, especially the 15th to 17th century stuff. Makes me wish I still had time for learning an instrument.

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