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Entertainment and the Arts : Music : Castlebar Blues Festival Last Updated: 2, May 2009 - 10:52


Blues Workshop for 10 to 18 Year Olds
By Blues Festival
2, May 2009 - 09:15

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Drums Vocals and Guitar workshops for young music fans
Presented by visiting musicians during the Guinness Castlebar Blues Festival
in association with JABACC (Jazz & Blues Appreciation Club, Castlebar)
Sat May 30th, June Bank Holiday Weekend 2009
for all young music fans, 10 to 18 years
Pre booking necessary - 094 9023733.
€10 per workshop/demonstration.
Payment within one week of booking. Limited places.



Drum/Percussion Workshop
Noel Bridgeman
Who's it for?
Anyone (10-18yrs) learning or playing drums/percussion. Limited to 15 participants.

When & Where?
3pm, Linenhall Arts Centre. Sat 30th May, duration: 2hrs.

Admission & Booking?
€10. Advance booking required - tel: 094 9023733. Payment within one week of booking.

Noel Bridgeman is rated as one of the top and most experienced drummers in Ireland, having played worldwide with many artists over the years, Van Morrision, Mary Black and the Waterboys included.
He will present an interactive and exciting workshop involving drums, congas and other percussion instruments and will talk about drums and rhythm in a tribal and musical context! A great chance to work with one of the greats.

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Noel Bridgeman



Vocal Workshop
Cara Robinson
Who's it for?
Anyone with an interest in singing, 10 - 18yrs. Limited to 10 participants.

When & Where?
2pm, Lough Lannagh Village, Sat 30th May. 1 1/2 hrs duration.
Admission & Booking?
€10. Advance booking required - tel: 094 9023733. Payment within one week of booking.

A soul, gospel and blues inspired vocal workshop, by Cara Robinson. A superb singer and songwriter, with a very successful career as a solo artist and backing vocalist, her songs have being adopted by many artists including Corrine Bailey Rae. The workshop will comprise of learning harmonies, reviewing your pitch and open throat techniques. Participants will have a chance to all sing together. Cara will also talk about her views on what singing is all about, where the voice comes from and plenty of advice on finding your range.

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Cara Robinson



Guitar Demonstration
Mike Burke (with Fran McGillivray)
Who's it for?
Anyone learning or playing the guitar, 10 - 18yrs. Limited to 10 participants.

When & Where?
Sat 30th May, 4.15pm, Lough Lannagh Village. Duration?1 1/4 hrs duration.

Admission & Booking?
€10. Advance booking required - tel: 094 9023733. Payment within one week of booking.

A demonstration of acoustic guitar-playing techniques (finger style, flat picking, ragtime, slide, different types of tuning and pedal effects) by Mike Burke, UK, guitar player supreme of 'So Long Angel'. Mike will play a selection of songs sung by Fran McGillivray, and after each song he will demonstrate how he achieved a particular technique or sound / phrasing (45mins). There will be time to ask questions (30mins) about specific parts of the demonstration. Acoustic blues, with country, folk and Celtic influences.

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Mike Burke




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