The Art of Tradition in Moate Community School
On Monday 25th February music students in Moate CS attended music workshops created by Dr.Martin Tourish of the band Altan in partnership with The National Concert Hall. This workshop brings to life the traditional music components of the Junior and Leaving Certificate courses through live performance, visuals and recordings. Martin Tourish, on piano accordion, was joined by harpist, singer and TV presenter Cormac de Barra along with renowned uilleann piper and concert flute player Éamonn Galdubh. Students commented that this was a fun way to learn about the harping tradition, ornamentation and styles, in traditional music. A masterclass was also held with the traditional musicians in Moate Community School where the students added to their own repertoires of ornamentation and tunes.