Get ready for a week of laughter and drumming from one of Ireland's funniest men.

*Early Bird* Adults: $396.00*, Under 18: $242.00*

* Prices include GST

  • Age: 16+
  • Skill Level: Everyone
  • Status: Available.
  • Campus: St Andrew's Uniting Church
  • Red brick church on Waterfall Way opposite Information Centre
  • Street parking available
Irish Drumming

This course caters for anyone who ever wanted to play a bodhran. Your first task will be to learn how to pronounce the word properly. Allowing for regional dialects it is " bow ron". You can get a flavour of the music and the treat ahead of you by looking at the following links. You will laugh and play all week. At the end of the week you will have been part of sensational group performances in the town and it will all be over too soon

Modules will include:

Access to the Bodhran World Vault - Kevin Kelly Knowledge Tips and techniques from 25 years of playing and performing

1. Intro and Bodhran Basics

2. History of the Bodhran

3. Posture

4. REELS made easy

5. JIGS made easy

6. Tones

7. Triplets

8. Frame Shots

9. REEL and Tone Combinations

10. REELS 1 & 2

11. JIGS 1, 2 & 3

12. JIG And Tone Combinations

13. Playing With Space

14. Stage Performance Techniques

15. Tips and techniques when playing at a session

16. Taking Care of your Bodhran

17. Tempo and Speed Exercises

18. Triplets and Tones

19. Bodhran Beaters and their different Sounds

20. Rhythm Combinations

 

There's will be lots of break-out sessions, working with partners, FUN interactive group drumming.

WOW! 4 Million Bodhran Views........Bodhran Maestro Kevin Kelly says “I’m delighted to have played my Bodhran on such an exhilarating track/video for the Isle of Man TT. This video will have you on the edge of your seat” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtZlm9Lp7q4

Kevin Kelly Bodhran Interview with Kerri-Anne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4pmGYiFfFg

Kevin Kelly sings Fields of Athenry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHbeqpvMMCs

Tourism Ireland sponsored Bodhran Player Kevin Kelly plays every county of Irelandhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29U2nsp5W6w

Requirements: The capacity to laugh and have a ball. Kevin has bodhrans for sale or hire at very reasonable prices. Contact Kevin Kelly direct at [email protected] if you need to organise purchase or rental

Kevin Kelly is the Founder of BodhranWorld.com and has been performing to audiences for nearly two decades.

This Derry Born Musician grew up in the heart of the Sperrin Mountains where local traditional music greatly influenced his style of Bodhran playing.

 

 

 

 

Course Requirements

The capacity to laugh and have a ball.

Bodhran Drums packages will be for sale. Prices are from $199- $350. Packs Include 16" Tuneable Bodhran Carry Case and Beater...

 

Kevin will have some Workshop drums available for use in class. 

 

Contact Kevin Kelly direct at [email protected] if you need to organise purchase or rent

Tutor

Kevin Kelly

Kevin is currently in the Guinness Book of Records under Human Achievements for running the largest Bodhrán Drumming Ensemble with 980 corporate Lansdowne Lunch guest players on St Patrick’s Day. He has successfully facilitated team building and motivational events at great outdoor locations both in Europe and Australia, incorporating an element of FUN getting the corporate message across. Kevin has made numerous TV appearances, played over 1500 performances and recorded 10 albums.  He has lectured at NIDA running a series successful rhythm and stage confidence courses and is the founder of Drumkins.com.au providing Education Drumming Courses for Kids. Kevin has recently filmed “Round Ireland in 32 Beats” a Bodhrán teaching DVD sponsored by Tourism Ireland where he takes you on an adventure around Ireland playing in every County.

  • Age: 16+
  • Skill Level: Everyone
  • Status: Available.
  • Campus: St Andrew's Uniting Church
  • Red brick church on Waterfall Way opposite Information Centre
  • Street parking available

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