Off to Learn

I can honestly say that the single most important influence on my playing has been my trips to the Craiceann Bodhrán Summer School on Inis Oírr, Ireland. I have been to this workshop in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, and I am returning this year. Why do I keep going back? Here are a few reasons... Great Classes from Great Teachers Each year that I have attended, the roster of instructors reads like a "Who's Who in Bodhrán Playing." I have attended classes with Cormac Byrne, Donal Lunny, Eamon Murray, Liam O'Maonlai, Martin O'Neill, Colm Phelan, and many, many more. These classes have no more than 10-12 people, and they cover a range of subjects in the world of bodhrán playing. These exposures

Some Notes About the Session...

One of my favorite things to do in this genre is to partake in the collective music making opportunity known as the session. Although my teaching schedule can make regular session attendance a challenge, I do try to get to the Nashville/McNamara's Pub session and the Birmingham/Bham Sesh as much as possible. It can be quite a drive for me, but I am always glad afterwards that I made the trip. As some of you are aware, playing in sessions (especially as a bodhrán player) can present some unique challenges. After many years of sessions in the U.S. and Ireland, here are some of the things that have helped me... Enjoy the Hang When I was a newer player, I felt that my mission at a session was to

Metronome Games

Link for RecoLive MultiCam : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/recolive-multicam/id576184759?mt=8 Link for Benny Greb's The Art and Science of Groove: http://drummagazine.com/benny-grebs-art-and-science-of-groove/ My set-up for recording this post:

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