Celtic Ensemble

with Christine Delphine Hedden & Yann Falquet

Tuesday, May 11, 2021


Celtic Ensemble

  • Celtic
  • Fiddle
  • Folk
  • Guitar
  • Instrumental
  • Roots
  • School of Music class

In this ensemble class, we will break down all the elements of playing and performing Celtic music! We’ll teach the melodies, ornamentation and interpretation of some of our favorite Celtic tunes. We’ll cover approaches to improvising accompaniment through discussion of the modes, harmonic vocabulary and rhythmic techniques unique to the Celtic styles. And of course, we’ll discuss arranging ideas, performance, and session etiquette. 

As part of the online class experience, students will receive recordings of the tunes (at multiple tempos for learning), a backing track and sheet music to help everyone learn at their own pace. Basic skills on your chosen instrument and chord knowledge (for backing instruments) is highly recommended.

This class runs from 8:00-9:15pm and will be held on Tuesdays, May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15

Please note: Limited to 12 students (16 yrs of age or older); Pre-sales are highly encouraged! Sales end 15 minutes before the class begins. 3 students are required for this class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and receive a full refund.

Yann Falquet

  • Acoustic
  • Guitar
  • Trad

Yann Falquet is a very active and creative acoustic guitar player on the Québécois music scene. He has explored many styles of music and completed a Bachelors degree in Jazz. Since then, he has developed a personal guitar style for Québec folk music, inspired by the playing of the accompanists of different cultures (Brittany, Scandinavia, Ireland, North America).

His involvement in the province’s traditional music scene has brought Yann to perform on numerous recordings, and to tour regularly throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe and Australia with his main project Genticorum. He also toured for three years with the award winning Celtic and world group The McDades.

Yann has taught his guitar style at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in Limerick, at the Goderich Celtic College as well as for Alasdair Fraser’s Fiddle Train and Sierra Fiddle Camp.

Christine Delphine Hedden

  • Contemporary
  • Fiddle
  • Trad

Christine Delphine Hedden is an artist who draws upon many wells: traditional, classical and contemporary. She is a composer, a fiddle player and violist, a percussive dancer, an improviser and a storyteller in word and song. Her debut solo album, “When the Aster Blooms” is a diverse storybook of original tunes and songs, inspired by her native New England folk music and her love of Irish traditional music.

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