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Fri, Jul 26



MAD Weekend

Instruction for flute, whistle, banjo, uilleann pipes, bodhrán, guitar, ceili band, singing, sean-nós dancing, Irish language, and much more.

MAD Weekend
MAD Weekend

Time & Location

Jul 26, 2024, 7:00 PM – Jul 28, 2024, 3:00 PM

Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Dr, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

About the event

Friday, July 26th:

Opening Night Ceili, 7:00-10:00pm

Saturday, July 27th:

Morning Classes, 10:00-11:30am and Afternoon Classes, 1:00-2:30pm will be taught by the instructors below. Welcoming all ages, some prior knowledge of your selected instrument is recommended. While instructors will cater to the skill levels of attendees accordingly, morning classes will generally lean Beginner/Intermediate and afternoon classes will generally lean Intermediate/Advanced so that one may build upon the other. Fiddle classes have specific levels listed below.

  • Fiddle with Brendan Callahan (Adv. AM; Beg/Int. PM)
  • Fiddle with Sarah Collins (Beg/Int. AM; Adv. PM)
  • Concertina with Catrióna Fee
  • Banjo/Mandolin with Simon Lace
  • Guitar (Drop D/Standard Tuning) with Richard Osban
  • Guitar (DADGAD) with Josh Dukes
  • Button Accordion with Diarmuid Ó Meachair

Evening Concert, 7:30-10:00pm

  • Flute with Seamus Egan
  • Tin Whistle with Kevin Elam
  • Singing with David McKindley-Ward
  • Piano (Keyboard) with Matt Mulqueen
  • Sean Nos Dancing with Kate Spanos
  • Bodhran with Jesse Winch

Upon registration, you will be prompted to select the class(es) you’d like to take.

Sunday, July 28th:

Morning Seminar, 10:00-11:15am:

Ireland Beckons: Tidbits for Travel with Francesca Winch

Afternoon Seminar, 11:30-12:15pm:

Regional Styles of Traditional Irish Music with Sean Heely

Farewell Lunch & Session, 12:30-3:00pm

**Instructor classes Saturday only. Sunday seminars will be group-oriented and focus on Irish culture, heritage, and history. Details to come.

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