Augusta Irish/Celtic 2013


How it’s New York: The Augusta Irish/Celtic Week attracts students and instructors from the New York area.  Also, its artistic coordinator Daniel Neely lives in Queens and runs the popular Lillie’s session in Manhattan.
How it’s Irish: It’s one of the premiere Irish music teaching weeks in the United States.

Augusta Irish/Celtic 2013

Daniel Neely here!  It’s about time to start thinking about your summer plans, and I want to make sure you keep the Augusta Irish/Celtic week in mind!  We have a fantastic group of instrumentalists coming this summer, some outstanding set and sean nos dancers and a pair of legendary staff musicians.  All of our instructors are not just great teachers but great craic as well – it’s going to be a wonderful time.  I encourage you click below to download the new informational flyer that includes a cool, original illustration of the great Jimmy Keane, print out for your refrigerator or office cubicle, or simply send it to anyone who you think might be interested:

Augusta Irish/Celtic 2013 Click on the image to download the full size flyer!

Augusta Irish/Celtic 2013 runs from July 21-26.  Our staff will be as follows:

  • Ivan Goff – Flute
  • Kieran Jordan – Sean Nos Dance
  • Jimmy Keane – Intensive Tune Workshop (open to any instrument)
  • Brian Miller – Guitar Accompaniment in the DADGAD Tuning & Fundamentals of Guitar and Bouzouki Accompaniment
  • Eamon O’Leary – Banjo and “Concepts in String Arrangement and Ensemble Playing”
  • Máirtín de Cógain – Bringing Bodhrán to the Masses! (Beginner and advanced levels)
  • Robbie O’Connell – “Songwriting in the Tradition” and “Songs: Singing, Performance and Accompaniment”
  • Bridget Fitzgerald – Unaccompanied Sean Nos Singing in English and Irish
  • Patrick Ourceau – Fiddle (for basic to intermediate players)
  • Tony Demarco – Fiddle (for intermediate to advanced players)
  • Donna Long – Irish Piano
  • Jim Keenan – Set Dance
  • Ben Power – Road Scholar Program
  • Shannon Dunne – Set dance for the Road Scholar program, special assistant in Jim Keenan’s class and the Connemara Sean Nos Dance mini class
  • Sean Clohessy & Cleek Schrey – Staff Musicians
  • Mini-Classes include: Designing an Aran Sweater (Enrica Hofer-McMillon) • Connemara Sean-nos Dance (ShannonDunne) • Songs that Came Across the Sea (Carrie & Michael Kline) • Ceili Band (Daniel Neely)
  • Other classes available include: Blacksmithing (Woody Harman) • Fiddle & Bow Repair (Peter Horn) • Needlefelted Wool Sculptures (Enrica McMillon) • Pottery I: Handbuilding and Surface Decoration with Clay (Brett Kern) • Weaving with Linen (Wendy Clark)

Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia
304-637-1209 or 1-800-624-3157 Ext. 1209

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