Song for Ireland and Celtic Connections (MHI2251.01)

John Kirk

Celtic history and music from Ireland, Scotland, Bretagne, Galatia, and Cape Breton will be experienced, researched, studied, and performed using instruments and voices. We will find and cross the musical bridges between regions – from the ballads of Ireland, Scotland and Wales to the Alalas of Spain and dance tunes of Brittany. An end-of-term presentation will be prepared drawing on inspiration from traditional forms. Students must bring a guitar, banjo, mandolin, or fiddle (or other social instrument) to class for purposes of furthering personal music making through traditional forms. We will practice and perform as a group, improving our sight-reading and aural skills.

Learning Outcomes:
• Expanding awareness of celtic derived traditional folk music and dance forms from an historical viewpoint.
• Learning these music and dance forms through direct, hands on experience.
• Opening and deepening an awareness of multi-cultural originations of these music and dance styles.
• Learning personal music making skills through daily practice.
• Learning to teach yourself how to write, play, and practice as a life long art.

Delivery Method: Remotely accessible
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
Tu 10:30AM - 12:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: All courses , History , Remotely Accessible
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