Saturday, October 22, 2016

Rochester Irish Cultural Day at St. John Fisher College - 22 October 2016

Rochester Irish Cultural Day at St. John Fisher College
Saturday, 22 October 2016
Cleary Auditorium, Kearney Hall
3690 East Ave, Rochester, NY
Free parking in A lot, straight ahead from East Ave Entrance

Come to St. John Fisher College for an afternoon of free workshops in music, dance, and song, culminating in a session of traditional music! The Irish Cultural Workshop Day, formerly at Nazareth College, has moved up the street to 3690 East Ave on Saturday, October 22 from 12-5 PM.
Workshops include:
  •   Irish Step Dance, with Amy Coppola
  •   Whistle (Beginner), James Hallahan
  •   Flute, with Jean Smith
  •   Guitar and Bouzouki Accompaniment, with Scott Smith
  •   Fiddle (Intermediate/Advanced), with Kit Fallon
  •   Bodhran (Beginner), with Kate Ballard
  •   Fiddle (Beginning/Intermediate), with Dick Bolt
  •   Irish Language, with Dan McGrath
  •   Set Dancing, with Bill Hammond and Friends
  •   Whistle (Intermediate/Advanced), with Ralph Minervino
  •   Whistle (18 and Under), with Jean Smith
  •   Melody on Frets (ex.: tenor banjo, mandolin), with Ben Hockenberry
  •   Hammered Dulcimer, with Mark Ballard
  •   Accordion (Button and Piano), with Ted McGraw, Jane Sturmer and friends
  •   Bodhran (Intermediate/Advanced), with Kate Ballard
  •   Learning by Heart, Playing by Ear, with Marie Brate
  •   Traditional Singing, with Adie Maher

  • Location:
    Kearney Hall (The building with a spire, visible from East Ave)
    St. John Fisher College
    3690 East Ave
    Rochester, NY 14618

    Meet on the 1st Floor in Cleary Auditorium, one floor up from the ground floor entrance, and disperse to upstairs classrooms at 12:30.
    Parking is free! Visitors can park in the A lot, which is very close to Kearney Hall, straight ahead from the East Avenue entrance.
    Construction Alert: never a dull moment on a college campus! The walkway and drive immediately in front of Kearney Hall is closed for construction in October. You'll need to walk around the building to the side entrance as in the picture below.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting 11 October 2016

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle will meet Tuesday 11 October 2016, 6:30 pm, in the Arts and Crafts Room (and in this room for the remaining meetings of 2016 rather than the Conference Room) at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation), 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618, entrance on Winton Rd, south of Westfall Rd. The official address, 220 Idlewood Rd, will take you through neighborhood streets to the alternate entrance on the other side of the building.

If you are new to the Native American flute, and you learned about the Native American flute at the Rochester Fringe Festival performances of the Cobbs Hill Consort, or you learned about therapeutic music and Native American flute through WXXI PBS programming last month (Arts InFocus, Need to Know), welcome!

Beginners of all levels of experience, even none, are very much welcome and encouraged to come and learn! No prior experience or preparation is necessary. Most of the members of the group had absolutely no experience playing Native flute, and some even no musical experience. It's very easy to learn to play. No written music required. We just play the flute "from the heart" and make beautiful music.

There will be beginner flutes available to try out. We'll have a great time making music with Native American flutes, hand percussion, and drums.

$5 contribution is suggested to help with and room rental costs.

All comers of all experience levels are welcome. We will make beautiful music together. We hope to see you there!