Friday, September 29, 2017

Irish Cultural Workshop Day at Fisher - 30 September 2017

Irish Cultural Day, 30 September 2017
Comhaltas Rochester Irish Music Association

Want to learn an instrument? Step dance or set dance? Speak Irish?

Join us for an afternoon of free workshops in Irish music, dance, and culture, led by members of the Rochester Irish community. This event, which has been run for 14 years at Nazareth College, has moved a mile up the street to St. John Fisher College! We're excited to have the event back in 2017.

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

We'll get together on the 1st Floor in Cleary Auditorium, and disperse to 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.
If parking lot A is full, lots C, D, E, and F are also free for visitors on that day.

Construction Alert!
Never a dull moment on a college campus! Some construction is going on this year on campus as well, so stay tuned for any potential issues. Parking Lot A will likely be the closest lot to Kearney Hall -- watch for signs!

Preliminary Schedule

Gathering in Cleary Auditorium (12:00-12:30)

Workshops A (12:30-2:00):
  • Whistle (Beginner) with John Michael Ryan: Room K308
  • Fiddle (Beginner) with Scott Smith: Room K310
  • Fiddle (Advanced) with Billy Henrie: Room K323
  • Traditional Singing with Becky Farrell and Adie Maher:
    Room K325
  • Button and Piano Accordion with Ted McGraw and Jane Sturmer: Room K314
  • Hammered Dulcimer with Mark Ballard: Room K317
  • Melody on Frets: Banjo, Mandolin, etc. with Ben Hockenberry: Cleary Auditorium
  • Irish Language with Brian Clancy & Mary Lester: Room K312

Workshops B (2:15-3:45):
  • Irish Step Dance with the Fisher Irish Dance Club:
    Cleary Auditorium
  • Fiddle (Intermediate/Advanced) with Kit Fallon: Room K323
  • Bodhrán with Kate Ballard: Room K317
  • Whistle (Intermediate/Advanced) with Ralph Minervino:
    Room K308
  • Harp and Song with Mary Lester: Room K325
  • Flute with Kenny Nunn: Room K310
  • Anglo Concertina with Jim Kimball: Room K314
  • Session Tunes for All Instruments with Ben Hockenberry:
    Room K312

Session in Cleary Auditorium (3:45-5:00)

Schedule subject to change -- more free workshops being scheduled!

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