West Cork Music to Host Second Fiddle Retreat with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

West Cork Music to Host Second Fiddle Retreat with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

Four-day retreat an opportunity for musicians to examine a range of questions around fiddle-playing.

West Cork Music has announced that the second Springboard fiddle retreat with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh will take place next March.

Ó Raghallaigh, fiddle-player with The Gloaming and This is How We Fly, will be tutor-in-residence at the retreat which will be held at Linden House, Glengarriff, on the Beara Peninsula in Cork.

Springboard is aimed at competently skilled fiddlers who want to examine more fundamental questions around playing the fiddle, such as how you can put more feeling into your music, and how to find more freedom while playing. Areas of exploration include:

Expanding your sonic palette: sidestepping fear and embracing failure
 Taking notes for granted: re-evaluating the commonplace
Examining the principle of ‘play’
Your fiddle as a tool for communication with other human beings
Finding your aesthetic, developing and refining your personal concept of what is beautiful
Parallel learning: funnelling freedoms found in other activities

The retreat, on 15–18 March, includes workshops and four nights’ accommodation and costs €475.

For more information and booking, visit www.westcorkmusic.ie/retreats/springboard

Published on 14 February 2018

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