Irish Flute (Tin Whistle)
The famous ” reels and jigs “, ” slow airs “, but also the repertoire of other musical traditions will be approached with a very simple tool: the ” tin whistle “. A simple flute of Irish origin with six holes. You will be surprised to discover how fast you can play anything, and what you can do with it! The lesson is designed for beginners and intermediate players.
The ultimate goal of these lessons is to take part in the famous jam sessions! We play on tin whistles D (re). The lower version (low whistle) or transverse flutes are also welcome.
Beginners will learn how to play the tin whistle, a simple 6 hole flute. Of course, the repertoire will include traditional jigs and reels, but also some slow numbers and more exotic tunes from Sweden, Belgium, Brittany ….
The course focuses mainly on the interpretation of the Irish repertoire rather than on instrumental technique. The aim is to give students the level necessary to participate in one of the famous Irish jam sessions!
These are group lessons with a maximum of 4 students per group.
The Thin Whistle instrument:
For purchase or information about the instruments you can contact the teacher.
Raphaël De Cock plays and sings with, among others, Griff, Osuna, Northern Lights, Muntagna Nera (Graindelavoix), NadiSuna, the Collectif Muzikaciné (Odna), Néboa, Waira, Tenore Monte Arvu and A Contrabanda. Raphaël began to play the Irish flute (tin whistle and low whistle) when he was 16 years old. The following year he started playing the uillean pipes (Irish bagpipes) and since then Raphael has not stopped collecting and playing traditional musical instruments. This musical millipede went on to specialize in a variety of ethnic singing styles, perhaps the most remarkable among them being Tuvan throatsinging. Meanwhile he has blossomed as a multi-instrumentalist and among other things he plays all sorts of flutes, bagpipes (gaita galega, Irish uillean pipes, Swedish säckpipa, Picard muchosa, Bulgarian gaida), Jew’s harp, stringed instruments (Siberian chatkhan, Tuvan chanzy, Chinese guqin), fiddles (Tuvan igil, Norwegian Hardanger fiddle Bulgarian gadulka) etc.
Come and discover this course during the free session on Wednesday 23th of September, between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm.
Collective course (8 courses/cycle)
- 17:30-18:30: beginners
- 18:30-19:30: intermediate students
- 19:30-20:30: advanced
Registration is required from the second course of the cycle. Sign up before 27 September 2020 and pay 10 euros less!
If necessary the teacher can vary the calendar in consultation with the course members.
€120,00 – €340,00