Celtic Ensemble at the Passim School of Music


It’s that time of year again…time for Passim School of Music fall classes! Once again I’ll be co-leading the Celtic Ensemble with fiddler Cara Frankowicz.

In this class, we will explore the role of both melody players and accompanists, but more importantly the relationship between these two. We will learn a group of tunes from both Ireland and the broader Celtic world, and discuss the arranging process as we collaborate on our material. We will learn some theory and discuss chord choices, bass lines, and rhythm.This class is recommended for intermediate-advanced melody players with some tune repertoire already under your belt. For accompanists, knowledge of chords and keys will be expected and you should be able to read through a chord chart. Students are encouraged to bring tunes to the group that they want to play, too! This class is open to any melody instrument as well as guitar, piano, bouzouki and cittern.

This class meets 8:00-9:15pm on Tuesdays from September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15.

Please note: The Passim School of Music is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator.  

Class fee is $150. Register here: https://www.passim.org/school-of-music/classes-workshops/celtic-ensemble/