Classes Starting Fall 2021 in Alpharetta, Georgia
Ceili Band Class
Whistle Class: I & 2: No experience needed! Students can be absolute beginners wanting to quickly learning Irish music. As students advance, they can stay on whistle as their main instrument or they may transition to Irish Flute, Pipes, Piano Accordion or Concertina.
Ceili Band: High School: This class is for students that have mastered classic repertoire and ornamentation and are moving into mulit- part and advanced reels tunes.
Ceili Band: Middle School: This class is for students working on 'classic' Irish repertoire: Reels, Jigs, Slip Jigs, Hornpipes, Polkas. Learning and perfecting ornamentation such as rolls, cuts and trebles.
Ceili Band: Elementary : This class is for students with a 1 to 2-year mastery of their instrument. In this course students will learn standard beginning Irish tunes such as marches, airs, polkas, slides, simple jigs and reels. Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th.
Purpose of Ceili Band and Festival Band
Festival Band Class: Grúpaí Ceoil
Gael: GAEL is a performance oriented class that will focus on modern and
Gruapai Cheoil -style arrangements of traditional Irish music. The
objective of GAEL is to teach advanced traditional Irish youth musicians
performance techniques, harmonic arrangements, advanced traditional
music as well as provide authentic community and National performance
experiences. GAEL is an invitation only class and participants must meet
the below requirements to stay in good standing with group.
1. be of high school age/ grade level or collegiate level.
1. Participating in all shows and all fleadhanna is optional and each show will be booked individually.
2. GAEL may require a an additional costume.
Tara: Middle and Elementary school band that expands traditional tunes into mixed instrumental and vocal arrangements and focuses on performance skills. Recommendation only. Required to attend all Tara rehearsals and shows. See school calendar.