Mid-Tempo Irish Tunes


Intermediate level of all instruments

Taught by Dominique Dodge

March 16, 3-4pm

Base Fee: $35

Min # 5 participants to hold this class

Quick-paced jigs and reels get plenty of well-deserved attention, but there is a lot of depth and richness to be found in marches, waltzes, barn dances, hornpipes, and other mid-tempo tunes. This intermediate level workshop for all instruments will focus on two mid-paced Irish tunes taught by ear in the traditional manner. Attention will be given to rhythm, ornamentation possibilities, and variation. Harmony will be briefly addressed for accompanying instruments if needed (harp, guitar, piano) but all will be expected to learn the melodies as their primary focus. Students may record the tunes, and sheet music (with and without an optional harp arrangement) will be provided at the end of the class.

Dominique Dodge is a harper and singer who grew up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and now divides her time between Vermont and Cape Breton. She has a passion for melody-driven dance music and responsive, rhythmic accompaniment, as well as for songs, airs, and 18thcentury harp tunes. Her sound is firmly grounded in the traditional music and song of Cape Breton, Scotland, and Ireland.A former Fulbright Scholar and a 2012 graduate of the University of Limerick with an MA in Irish Music Performance, Dominique also holds a BA Honours in Scottish Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. Dominique is a dedicated learner of Scottish Gaelic, a profound influence on her music which continues to shape her sense of rhythm and phrasing. She has extensive experience in traditional arts education and maintains a busy and vibrant teaching practice. She has been performing, recording, and teaching traditional music on both sides of the Atlantic for over a decade.

The more you take, the more you save!

First workshop:  Base Fee

Second workshop: 10% off base fee

Third workshop: 15% off base fee

Fourth workshop: 20% off base fee

Fifth workshop: 25% off base fee

Discounts do not apply to all workshops uniformly–please note the differences indicated in each description.  All workshops must be paid in full, 7 days in advance of first class to receive discounts.  

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Mar 16 2019


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Avenue, Waterbury Center, VT 05677


Grange Hall Cultural Center

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