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Fiddle I: Absolute Beginners

at Irish Arts Center - Midtown 149 W 46th St, New York, New York 10036

A course for those with no prior fiddle experience. We will cover holding the fiddle and bow, tuning and producing a good tone. By the end, students will be able to play one or two Irish fiddle tunes. This class requires an instrument. Note:  We list the non-member price for our classes. If you are a member, please contact CourseHorse for...

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$165

8 sessions

Intercultural Connection w/ M Moloney: Percussive Dance

at Irish Arts Center - Hell's Kitchen 553 W 51st St, New York, New York 10019

Intercultural Connections Series with Mick Moloney: Close to the Floor? Percussive Dance Traditions in North America This richly illustrated talk discusses the evolution of and relationships between multiple percussive dance forms on the continent, including Appalachian and African American flatfoot and clogging, Irish sean-nós and step dance, North...

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$20

Creative Writing

at Irish Arts Center - Midtown 244 W 54th St, New York, New York 10019

They say everyone has a story and this new writing class with Irish novelist Yvonne Cassidy will help you tell yours. Over the course of eight weeks, Yvonne will work with you to develop your story while you discover the fundamental tools of the craft of creative writing. Whether you want to write fiction, memoir, or about the lives of your Irish ancestors,...

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$190

6 sessions

Irish Mandolin I: Beginners

at Irish Arts Center - Midtown 244 W 54th St, New York, New York 10019

This class is for students with no prior experience. The class will cover the basics of this beautiful and versatile instrument. It will be rooted in Irish music but will also touch upon its use in bluegrass, folk, and Jazz. Instrument: This class requires an instrument. If you don't have one, please reach out to Coursehorse for instrument rentals...

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$165

8 sessions

Irish Language I: Introduction

at Irish Arts Center - Midtown 244 W 54th St, New York, New York 10019

A first course in the Irish language, introducing basic vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and practical use in conversation. Note: We list the non-member price for our classes. If you are a member, please contact CourseHorse for a discount code.

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$165

8 sessions

Step Dance I: Beginners

at Irish Arts Center - Hell's Kitchen 519 8th Ave 12th Fl Stu G, New York, New York 10018

A boot-camp introduction to the basics of Irish step dancing—absolutely no previous dance experience necessary. Dancers will learn the foundational form and technique of Irish dance, starting with the basic movements and progressing to light-shoe reels and jigs. You'll learn a few solo steps and we'll round out the session with a group dance, putting...

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$165

8 sessions

Fiddle II: Beginners

at Irish Arts Center - Midtown 149 W 46th St, New York, New York 10036

In this course, the beginning student will continue to learn the technical aspects of fiddle playing while working on common melodies, polkas, and jigs.  Although tunes will be taught by ear, sheet music will be provided at the end of the semester.  This class is geared towards students who have taken Fiddle 1 and/or those who have less...

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$190

8 sessions

Irish Mandolin II: Advanced Beginners

at Irish Arts Center - Midtown 244 W 54th St, New York, New York 10019

This class is for students that have complete Mandolin I or have prior experience with the instrument. It will be rooted in Irish music but will also touch upon its use in bluegrass, folk, and Jazz.   Instrument: This class requires an instrument. If you don't have one, please reach out to us for instrument rentals or purchase. Note: ...

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$190

8 sessions

Irish Language II: Beginners

at Irish Arts Center - Midtown 244 W 54th St, New York, New York 10019

A class for those with some basic knowledge of the Irish language, designed to further the students' vocabulary and understanding of Irish. Note: We list the non-member price for our classes. If you are a member, please contact CourseHorse for a discount code.

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$190

8 sessions

Bodhrán I: Introduction

at Irish Arts Center - Midtown 244 W 54th St, New York, New York 10019

This class covers the basics of the Irish drum with focus on the reel and jig rhythms. Emphasis is placed on learning how to listen to various styles of traditional music and also on bodhrán etiquette for sessions.  Enthusiasm and a love for the music are the only requirements for this class. Instrument: We recommend the 14 in or 18 in,...

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$165

8 sessions

Irish Language IV: Intermediate

at Irish Arts Center - Midtown 244 W 54th St, New York, New York 10019

For those with at least three prior semesters of Irish language or the equivalent. Students may want to take this course a few times to strengthen vocabulary and their understanding of Irish before moving into Irish Language Level V.  Note:  We list the non-member price for our classes. If you are a member, please contact CourseHorse for...

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$190

8 sessions

Introduction to the Traditional Irish Session

at Irish Arts Center - Midtown 244 W 54th St, New York, New York 10019

A session (seisiún in Irish) is a gathering of musicians playing traditional tunes, often in a pub. Sessions are super fun, but they can be intimidating for the uninitiated. This ninety-minute class will serve as an introduction to sessions: what to expect, playing in a group, session etiquette, putting together sets and common tunes—but mostly...

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$160

8 sessions

Traditional Irish Singing II: Intermediate

at Irish Arts Center - Midtown 244 W 54th St, New York, New York 10019

Participants will continue to learn to sing songs from the traditional Irish repertoire, in the aural tradition. This class is for students who have completed Traditional Irish Singing Level I. Participants will continue to learn to sing songs from the traditional Irish repertoire, in the aural tradition and will begin to look a little more deeply...

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$190

8 sessions

Traditional Irish Singing I: Beginners

at Irish Arts Center - Midtown 244 W 54th St, New York, New York 10019

Participants will learn to sing songs from the traditional Irish repertoire, in the aural tradition. Participants will learn to sing songs from the traditional Irish repertoire, in the aural tradition in which they were originally passed from one singer to another. We will cover basic singing techniques such as breath support and phrasing.

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$190

8 sessions

Hard Shoe Irish Step Dancing

at Irish Arts Center - Hell's Kitchen 519 8th Ave 12th Fl Stu G, New York, New York 10018

A boot-camp introduction to the basics of "hardshoe" Irish step dancing - some previous Irish or percussive dance experience (tap, flamenco, etc.) is recommended.  Dancers will learn the fundamentals of Irish percussive dance, starting with posture and alignment, conditioning, basic sound patterns, and progressing to treble reels, and jigs. Students...

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$165

8 sessions

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