August 18 - 20th 2017
Derroran, Whitegate, Co.Clare
This workshop is the third one in Ireland, focused on kirtan music and aesthetics rather than a specific religious tradition. No experience necessary, there will be many opportunities to learn new melodies and instruments.
1. Ancient Indian and modern kirtan melodies
2. Kirtan instruments such as khol drum and cymbals or kartals
3. Indian kirtan rhythms & patterns
4. Guitar and harmonium chords for kirtans
Dr Jyoshna La Trobe will share her thirty years of performance practice and field work in Rarh, India. La Trobe is author of over 30 albums of kirtan and songs. She completed her PhD at SOAS, in London in 2010 and has her own Collection of Music Culture housed at the World Music Archives, British Library.
Kavita learnt khol drum rhythms from Kirtan master Sri Jagaran Mahato, Jyoshna's kirtan teacher. Her first experience in India gave her enough rhythmic knowledge to keep practicing for a year. Since then she goes back with Jyoshna on regular basis to learn the traditional rhythms and khol paterns.
Price: € 100 for full program including food and accomodation.
or € 45 per day (Saturday & Sunday ) and €15 for Friday. Includes breakfest, lunch and dinner, accomodation and tuition.
or € 35 per day without accomodation but including lunch and morning and afternoon tea and tuition
Concession available for unwaged.
Places are limited so book early. € 20 non refundable deposit to secure your place.