We are delighted to announce our first ever on-line festival. We are grateful to be working with these 4 great musicians and have prepared a series of resources and on-line live events that capture the spirit of Ceol Aneas. We acknowledge that these are tough times around the world for many people and hope his is an opportunity to keep our community connected, keep learning and have some fun.
Saturday 6th June 10am to 11.30am (NZ Time)
We kick off with a live “Meet the Tutors” Zoom event. Get to know the musicians with an informal question and answer session interspersed with performances of their great music.
Available from the 6th June onwards
Each tutor will prepare 3 prerecorded video classes, each teaching a separate tune. They will break the tune down into phrases and introduce playing style and technique. Listen to these as many times as you like at your own pace. Get familiar with the tune and make the most of the live class with the tutor the following week.
Saturday 13th June
Flute, Fiddle, Banjo / Mandolin 10am to 11.30am (NZ Time)
Free Reed 2pm to 3.30pm (NZ Time)
Each tutor will run a 90 minutes live Zoom class going into each tune in more depth and breaking down ornamentation and phrasing. You will have the chance to ask questions either by using your audio in the Zoom meeting or using the on-line chat.
Public Show Case Session
Saturday 20th June, 8pm (NZ Time)
A live Zoom event hosted by Peter Ryan the Irish Ambassador to New Zealand, we open up the Ceol Aneas experience to the world! Featuring interviews and performances with our tutors. We are also encouraging students to perform some of the tunes they have learnt. We are looking for solo or groups of students (if they can get together safely) and perform. We’d also love performances from any of our musicians, singers and dancers in the wider Ceol Aneas community.
Here’s a chance to introduce yourself to your tutor! Create a short file, audio or ideally video of you playing a tune when you register by 29th May. Tell them how long you’ve been playing and if there is anything specific you would like to get out of the class. This will help the tutor pitch the class and choice of tunes at the right level. A link of where to upload the file will be sent out once you have registered. Please name the file with your name and your instrument.
Register by 29th May
We know these are tough times for many people and we want everyone to be able to attend so we are suggesting a donation of $50 but please pay what you can afford.
We would especially like to thank Peter Ryan, The Irish Ambassador to New Zealand for his encouragement, practical support and sponsorship in getting this on-line event off the ground
We would also like to thank the businesses who donate their services to keep us functioning all year round as an Incorporated Society. Avoca Web design for our website design and hosting, Bizworx Consultancy for looking after our financial accounts and Robin Whalley Associates as our auditor.
We want to acknowledge our accommodation and venue partners who have been particularly hard hit during the Covid-19 lockdown. We are grateful for your many years of support we look forward to seeing you all again in 2021!
We also want to thank our other long term partners and supporters who we haven’t been able to work with this year but we’ll be back in 2021.