VIRTUAL FIDDLE LESSONS

KEVIN GLACKIN

TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC

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Explore the different regional styles with me.

My guarantee to you is that your playing will improve drastically.

TRY A FREE ONE ON ONE PRIVATE LESSON. 

irishtraditionalfiddlelessons.com
 

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OUR STORY

Irish traditional fiddle lessonsl was founded by renowned Irish traditional fiddle player Kevin Glackin.

Kevin comes from a family steeped in Traditional Irish music and it was from his father Tom who hailed from the Rosses in west Donegal that he learned his music.

He has toured nationally and internationally both as a solo performer and with various groups.

He has made numerous recordings and broadcasts on radio and T.V.

He is a member of staff at TUDublin where he teaches traditional music performance to undergraduates and post graduate students.

He taught for years at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy in Miltown Malbay Co Clare and at Cairdeas Na bhFidileirí in Glencolmcille Co Donegal

He also teaches a number of private students.

His main aim is to give students the tools to develop musically and to nurture a life long love of Irish Traditional music.

CLASSES

OUR CLASSES

While the content may vary depending on the standard all lessons will include:

  • A practice plan for each challenge that comes up

  • Demonstrate not only how to play it but how to work on it

  • You will have plenty of exercises to hit the problem from different angles

  • You will have a realistic idea of which challenge you can expect to master in a week and which will take longer.

When you make each lesson count your progress will surprise you.

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Violins

BEGINNERS:

  • Technique Lessons covering:

    • Correct postures

    • Developing great tone

    • Slurred bow

    • Playing in tune

    • Build basic repertoire

    • Learn about keys and time signurtures

    • And much more!

INTERMEDIATE:

  • Building basic technique and ornamentation used in traditional music

  • Explore the use of variation /improvisation within traditional music

  • Beautiful Repertoire

  • Explore different regional styles and bowing patterns

  • Expressive phrasing

  • And much more! 

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ADVANCED:

  • Help you work through plateaus and take your technique to a level of polish and professionalism.

  • Eradicate bad habits that are hindering progress.

  • Learn to add nuance and sophistication to your playing.

  • Improve the quality of your Practicing.

  • Give you exposure to the world's greatest exponents of traditional music and an understanding of their approach.

ONLINE CLASSES

In recent times traditional music has become more accesable than ever world wide thanks to technology. Due to the recent covid 19 pandemic I have restructered my classes to fit an online format that has proved very successful world wide. I teach via Zoom / Skype or Google hangouts, whatever your preference we can pick a time that suits your schedule, so you can experience the joy of learning music from the comfort of your own home

TESTIMONIAL

I just had a skype lesson with Kevin Glackin. He taught me a version of Patsy Geary's jig that he learned from John Kelly and he gave me some great tips on style. What a wonderful experience !

Heather Lewin

Milwaukee USA

21 March 2020

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TESTIMONIAL

I have just finished an online workshop with Kevin Glackin at Irish Traditional Fiddle School and it was simply amazing.

It was absolutely great: lot of fun and a wonderful teacher.

Antonio Cordola

Italy

10 April 2020

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ALBUMS AND RECORDINGS

FORGOTTEN DAYS

A duet album recorded with my great friend Davy Spillane.

It was voted album of the year by the readers of Irish Music Magazine in 2001

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 "AND SO THE STORY GOES"

This album was recorded with two great musicians. Piper Ronan Browne with singer and multi instrumentalist Sean Tyrrell. Features songs and tunes from the tradition.

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NORTHERN LIGHTS

This album was recorded in 1988 with my brother Seamus and guitar player Steve Cooney. As the title would suggest it features a large selection of Donegal /Northern tunes.

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BAKERS WELL

I was a member of this group for a number of years. We spent a lot of time performing and touring in the U.S.A. It was inevitable with Sean Potts (of the Chieftains) at the helm that the album draws its influences from the ensemble playing of Ceoltoiri Chulainn and the Chieftains.

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“Creativity takes courage”

Henri Matisse

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