Our first workshop was with the Cotters at the Micho Russell center in Doolin. I have a bunch of Irish language WMA files, but there’s not much rhyme or reason to them, so just pop me an email if you’d like them and I’ll send them on in a zip file. Also, I don’t have any recordings from Cillian’s class, so if anyone has those, please send them on and I’ll post asap!
Here are the tunes from the workshops and from when they just played for us.
Listen to Maeve playing Rolling Wave. Note that this is the same tune from Alex’s class called Humours of Trim, so you can find the notation for the tune under that earlier post
Listen to Maeve playing set of reels backed by Geraldine on piano.
Listen to Maeve and Cillian playing Home Ruler and Kitty’s Wedding hornpipes backed by Geraldine on piano. The notation for these tunes is provided in one of my earlier posts.
Listen to Maeve and Cillian playing set of jigs backed by Geraldine on piano.
Listen to the advanced fiddle class playing an unnamed slide which was later dubbed “Goats in the Hostel” by our group.
Listen to the advanced fiddle class playing Drops of Brandy.
Listen to Geraldine playing a beautiful air on tin whistle.
The Cotters were a great way to start our musical workshops!