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Adult Beginner Bodhran Group (Ages 14+)

  • Bellingham Folk School 1208 Cornwall Avenue Bellingham, WA, 98225 United States (map)

Class: Adult Beginner Bodhran Group (Ages 14+)

When: Tuesdays in April 6:00pm-6:55pm

Instructor: David Pender Lofgren

Cost: 4 classes for $60, $15 per class (total for all 4 weeks must be paid on or before Tuesday, April 5th) email to sign-up

Description: This 4-week class will cover topics including: basic playing form and technique; basic Irish rhythms (reel, jig, hornpipe, and slipjig patterns); practice techniques for gaining speed and limb independence, playing with creativity, identifying different types of Celtic tunes by ear, and some basic music theory of rhythm. Additionally we will address drum and tipper selection, drum care and maintenance, session etiquette, and musicality. Bringing your own drum and tipper is recommended but not required. 

I can provide a drum and tipper only if you request one in advance. 

Group lessons are a fun and affordable way to gain skills and develop a community of players at similar levels. If there is sufficient interest after the completion of this session (which I hope there is!), a continuation of this group class will be offered in the months that follow. 

Earlier Event: April 11
Adult Irish Fiddle