[Harp-L] Irish Music at SPAH

Shirley, John John_Shirley@xxxxx
Tue Jun 20 12:35:21 EDT 2017

That sounds amazing, Richard!

I look forward to it!

- John

John Shirley, Professor of Music
UMass Lowell

> On Jun 20, 2017, at 11:39 AM, Richard Sleigh <rrsleigh at xxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I'll be teaching Irish music at the Filisko Teach in this year at SPAH in
> Tulsa. I'll be focusing on the diatonic in richter and paddy richter
> tuning. I will be bringing a collection of tunes formatted in Sheet music
> with tab that you can take home with you, and will be basing some of the
> class on Brendan Power's course that includes some great session tunes.
> I have a way of working with the tunes that is a combination of pucker and
> tongue blocking that switches between the two embouchures that I will get
> into in great detail. Plus counting out the various jigs, double and slip
> jigs, reels, polkas, etc.
> James Conway is a hard act to follow but he is also advising me on how to
> approach teaching some of the fine points of the music. We have worked
> together a few times on this topic over the years, and I'm psyched about
> going to SPAH to work with anyone who wants to get into this genre...

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