Donegal Style Fiddle Lesson with Aidan O’Donnell for Online Academy of Irish Music

www.oaim.ie -LEARN IRISH MUSIC ONLINE – Video based e-Learning system from some of Irelands top tutors and performers. Click the link above to create a free account and enjoy our series of free (sample) lessons or subscribe for ‘full access’ and enjoy our ever expanding library of courses. We currently have hundreds of Irish Music Lessons onsite, at your disposal now! Learn Irish Whistle, Flute, Song, Fiddle, Bodhrán, Bouzouki or Concertina from the comfort of your own home, at a pace you are comfortable with, and at a time that suits you. In this course, Aidan passes down the skills, knowledge and repertoire from the great Donegal fiddlers to the fiddle students of OAIM. All the tunes taught are firmly rooted in the Donegal tradition; stalwarts such as ‘The Glen Road to Carrick’, ‘Bundle and Go’, ‘The Cat that Kittled in Jamie’s Wig’ and ‘Séan sa Cheo’ feature amongst others. The fiddling and musical legacy of the Dohertys, the McConnells, James Byrne, Francie Dearg O’Beirn, Con Cassidy, Vincent Campbell and Danny Meehan are frequently referred to throughout Aidan’s thirteen tutorials. Bowing techniques feature prominently – the use of the up-bow, tight bowing, open and closed triplets and cranns. Various droning techniques are also taught – the use of finger drones, octave drones and double stops, This is all rounded off with teachings on position playing, octave playing and finger plucking! This course is a ‘must’ for any student interested in the fiddle styles of

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *