Springboard Retreat in Glengarriff with Aindrias de Staic
We're very excited to announce that Aindrias de Staic will be tutoring our third Springboard Retreat. Booking is now open for our 2019 Springboard which runs from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th March.
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This retreat is aimed at competently skilled fiddlers. Aindrias will bring an exciting new perspective to the retreat with his effervescent personality and background in community music and vibrant gypsy musical style.
This retreat will look at ways of being bold, brave and fully expressing the passion within, through the music in the current moment, even if it means to sacrifice some the technical structures. Throughout the weekend we will break out of the ordinary mould of "trad" through exploratory workshops exploring technique, style and expression including:
Heavy chords and what they achieve in Traditional fiddle tunes
Bowing, not bowing & beyond bowing
North South East West. Beyond the regional styles of Ireland to explore Greek tunes, Roma Gypsy, Bluegrass, Indian Ragas, Calypso
Brief study on Mickey Finn via analogue recordings and the travelling fiddlers of Mayo "the Rainey Brothers"
Inspiration, Expression and Passion in Performance
The Raw Bar - finesse versus rough edge in reference to individual expression
The story of the tune, and the story beneath the tune
Lilting workshop - getting to the crux of the tune, as you feel it yourself "if you can say it, you can play it"
Playing from the different chakras - where does the soul of your music come from?
The workshop also includes:
3 nights accommodation in high quality, shared twin-rooms is included at Linden House. Workshops are held in an idyllic, rural and inspirational setting. Attendees will have time allocated to explore the surrounding woodland and coast.
A feast of local Irish food is also included in the fee. Anne-Marie of Fern Foods will prepare wholesome, nutritious and very tasty food throughout the weekend. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be prepared for you, so all you need to do is enjoy your weekend and submerse yourself into the beautiful surrounds of nature and music.