Beginning Bodhran with Eoin McQuinn
May 5 - June 9, 2010
One of Ireland’s oldest and most traditional musical instruments, the Bodhran drum is at the core of all Irish music experience. This six week course for beginners to intermediate students will focus on Technique and Style, Rhythm study and understanding the different tune types ( jigs, reels and polkas), group playing, technical instruction and accompaniment are the core areas of learning. Born in Ireland in 1973, Eoin McQuinn graduated with a Masters Degree in Ethnomusicology at University of Limerick in 1998. His extensive performance career has seen him develop projects in the USA, UAE, South America, Australia, China and Tawian and most recently in Nairobi, Kenya. He was Music Director of The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, The National Irish Dance Company and the first festival of Irish Music in Dubai. His lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts.