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As part of Iúr Cinn Fleadh - Newry City Music Festival 2015, organisers will be running a series of Trad Music Workshops in Newry on Saturday 12th of September from 11am to 1pm with the cream of teaching talent locally and further afield.

People of all musical abilities are welcome to join our two-hour workshops in Fiddle, Bodhrán, Tin Whistle, Banjo, Guitar, Adult Session Tunes and Singing.

Karen Tweed take the Adult Session Tunes Workshop at Iúr Cinn Fleadh
Karen Tweed take the Adult Session Tunes Workshop at Iúr Cinn Fleadh

All workshops cost £10 per person and run from 11am to 1pm. Booking is highly advisable but you also can just turn up on the day and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To Book contact Marian on 028 3025 1873 078 9485 1349

Fiddle Workshop - Tutor Ursula Byrne @ Newry City Library, 79 Hill Street, Newry, BT34 1DG. Ursula has been teaching traditional Irish music for the past 20 years and has adjudicated at provincial and Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann. An All Ireland champion numerous times, who has toured extensively, most famously with Michael Flately's 'Lord of the Dance'

Bodhrán Workshop - Tutor Sean O’Neill @ Newry Conference and Banqueting Centre, 39-41 The Mall, Newry, BT34 1AT. Sean has been playing the bodhran since 5 years of age and winner of numerous Ulster and All Ireland titles. His style is influenced by the tutoring of Junior Davey, Seamus O'Kane and Paul Phillips, his style is that of John Joe Kelly

Tin Whistle Workshop - Tutor Emma Robinson @ Newry Conference and Banqueting Centre, 39-41 The Mall, Newry, BT34 1AT. Emma is a flute, whistle player and vocalist with Sioda. She has numerous medals from county and All Ireland levels.She is studying music at Queen's university and her influences are Brendan Mulholland, Matt Molloy, Michael mcGoldrick and Brian Finnegan. Her latest performance is on Fleadh Live from Sligo.

Banjo Workshop - Tutor Martin Barry @ Magnet Young Adult Centre, 81a Hill Street, Newry, BT34 1DG. Martin is presently studying trad music at Limerick University, an accomplished singer, guitar and banjo player, and is currently a member of the band 'Gasta' who are performing in Bellini's on sun night. He is an All Ireland medalist and has toured Scotland, Europe and Russia

Guitar Workshop - Tutor Shane McCartan @ Magnet Young Adult Centre, 81a Hill Street, Newry, BT34 1DG. Shane, an accomplished guitarist and banjo player, currently studying physics at queen's university. He has taught privately and at Warrenpoint comhaltas .He is also a member of 'Gasta' and performed in Scotland, Europe and Russia

Adult Session Tunes - Tutor Karen Tweed @ Newry Town Hall Boardroom, Bank Parade, Newry, BT34 1DQ. Karen is a professional musician, composer and artist. She teaches the piano accordian privately, performance skills, ensemble arranging and composition skills. Her focus is on acoustic music and having fun. 2014 she arranged about 100 teenagers in an irish traditional orchestra for Meitheal.

Singing Workshop - Tutor Fil Campbell @ Sugar Supper Club, 14 Sugar Island, Newry, BT35 6HT. Fil has music in her genes. Growing up in Belleek and immersed in music, performance was part of everyday life. Fil has been a full time performer since the 80’s and has many CD’s to her name including her latest work with husband Tom McFarland “Back There”

The Fleadh runs from the 10th to the 13th of September and you can check out more information at www.iurcinnfleadh.com

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