Thursday, October 17, 2013

Rochester 12th Annual Irish Cultural Day, Sunday 20 October 2013

12th Annual Irish Cultural Day
Sunday, 20 October 2013, 12 Noon - 5 pm
Nazareth College, Golisano Academic Center

4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618

Enter campus from East Avenue at the north entrance (no traffic light), bear right to parking lot north of building. Signs will be posted; enter the door closest to the parking lot. 

Music, Language, Dance, Singing & Irish Poetry
Free & Open to All!

Sponsored by the Rochester Irish Musicians' Association and Nazareth College.

WorkshopsUilleann pipespenny whistle, guitar, accordion, fiddle, Irish harp, flute, mandolin, concertina, singing, dance, poetry and Irish language instruction.

Each workshop will be led by a facilitator who will provide instruction, share tunes and tips, or just work on playing/singing a few tunes together. Beginners are welcome! If you don’t play an instrument, sing, or speak Irish, you can learn how to get started. 

12:00 noon registration & gather
12:30 - 2:00 workshop session #1
2:00 cookies & coffee
2:30 - 4:00 workshop #2
4 - 5:00 closing session
(More details on exact time of each workshop below)

Program Schedule:
12:00 noon - register in room 131 Galisano Academic Center
12:30 - 2:00 SESSION #1
Guitar Accompaniment: Scott & Jean Smith
Penny Whistle - beginners - James Hallahan
Penny Whistle- intermediate - Ralph Minervino
Irish Poetry with Harp and Fiddle - Jon Griffin, Josh Gregg, Mary Lester and Marta Driscoll
Uilleann Pipes - Mike Ryan, Tim & Stephanie Benson
Fiddle - beginners - Mark Gowman
Melody on Frets (bouzouki, banjos, guitars, mandolin) Bob Taylor, Jeff Northan

2:00 Break for Refreshments

2:30 - 4:00 SESSION #2
Irish Language - Dan McGrath and Mary Lester
Flute - Mark Gowman
Traditional Singing - Adrienne Maher & Becky Farrel-Ferringno
Accordion - Ted McGraw and Jane Sturmer
Fiddle - intermediate - Kit Fallon
Irish Dance - Dunleavy Dance School
Anglo Concertina - Marta Driscoll

4:00 - 5:00 Closing Jam Session - All Welcomed! 

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