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.
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.
Technique Lessons covering:
Developing great tone
Playing in tune
Build basic repertoire
Learn about keys and time signurtures
And much more!
Building basic technique and ornamentation used in traditional music
Explore the use of variation /improvisation within traditional music
Explore different regional styles and bowing patterns
And much more!
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.
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
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 !
21 March 2020
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.
10 April 2020
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ALBUMS AND RECORDINGS
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
"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.
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.
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.
“Creativity takes courage”