Lesson 3 of the Online Irish Tunes Class is up!

In this week’s video I am teaching a jig called The Pipe on the Hob. There are at least two jigs of this name, both totally different, and I regard this as the lesser known of the two. The version is very close to that played by the great fiddle player from Co. Clare, Paddy Canny.

You can find Lesson 3 here.

Apologies for the slow appearance of this week’s lesson, this was entirely caused by internet issues. I am hopeful the lesson will go up on time on Tuesday evening (UK time) next week. Fingers crossed the internet behaves!

If you want to know more about our Online Irish Tunes class, or learn the tunes in Lessons 1 and 2, please visit the introduction page at the Lancaster Irish Tunes Class and Slow Session website.

Happy playing! x

UPDATE: Online Irish Tunes Class Lesson 3

To those of you waiting for Lesson 3, I left it uploading to Vimeo overnight, only for it to completely stall! I’ve had to begin the upload again this morning. The tuition videos are very big files and typically can take eight hours or more to upload, so I’m afraid it will be this evening (Wednesday) at the earliest before it appears (assuming it transfers okay this time). Please bear with me and my very slow internet connection! Keep an eye on our blog or Facebook page for notifications.

If you want to know more about our Online Irish Tunes class, or learn the tunes in Lessons 1 and 2, please visit the introduction page at the Lancaster Irish Tunes Class and Slow Session website.

Online Irish Tunes Class – Lesson 3 is on the way!

Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know that lesson 3 of the Online Irish Tunes class will be posted either late tonight or early tomorrow morning (UK time), depending on how long it takes to upload the latest video to Vimeo. Keep an eye on our blog or Facebook page for notifications.

If you want to know more about our Online Irish Tunes class, or learn the tunes in Lessons 1 and 2, please visit the introduction page at the Lancaster Irish Tunes Class and Slow Session website.

Happy playing! x

Online Irish Tunes Class – Lesson 2 is now available!

Our Lancaster Irish tunes class has gone online, and I am happy to announce that lesson 2 in the series has just been posted!

This week I am teaching the slightly lesser-known of the two common reels known by the name of ‘Travers’ Reels’ –Travers’ No. 2.

The lesson comprises a tuition video and a PDF of the written music. Donations to enable me to continue producing these videos are welcome at the link, though not compulsory.

You can find the class here. Happy learning!

UPDATE! Audio sync issue fixed – Lesson 1 of the Online Irish Tunes Class

UPDATE! I am very pleased to say that I have fixed the audio sync problem on the first lesson of the Online Irish Tunes Class. The video now plays properly and it will be 100% easier to learn from. Please give it another go if that was putting you off! You can find Lesson 1 here.

Find out more about this series of online Irish tune lessons.

THANK YOU also to those of you who have sent donations via PayPal. I am very grateful for your support, this is a very time-consuming project and I am paying for video hosting so anything you can spare will enable me to keep it going (and also to keep afloat as a self-employed musician during the current crisis). If you don’t have a PayPal account but would still like to contribute via bank transfer, please contact me privately at fluterbev@gmail.com.

I hope you enjoy the vastly improved video quality, and enjoy learning the tune! The next one will go up next TUESDAY EVENING (31st March) – I have had to shift it from Monday due to various logistical issues. If anyone has any requests for tunes they would like to learn in this series, feel free to let me know!

Meanwhile, I am also offering my usual one-to-one tin whistle and flute lessons via Skype. If you would like to book a lesson get in touch by email!

One of Paddy Fahey’s jigs is taught in Lesson 1 of the Online Irish Tunes Class

Online Irish Tunes Class – UPDATE

Hello all, I promise that the first tutorial video is coming. The delay has been caused by massive issues uploading to YouTube. The problem is that the video is a large file, and YouTube just can’t cope with it, especially with the slow upload speeds at the moment with everyone online at the same time.

I’ve now given up on YouTube, and instead am now paying monthly for an account at Vimeo. This makes me all the more grateful for anone who can contribute to my Paypal to help keep the online class going – paying for a subscription is tough on my current depleted budget, so I need to at least cover my costs to keep these videos coming. All donations at Paypal.Me/BevWhelanMusic will be gratefully received <3.

The good news is, it looks like the video is gradually uploading to Vimeo, although it is taking a while. I definitely am optimistic that I’ll be able to post it later this afternnon/evening.

Thanks for your patience! Hopefully once I’ve ironed out all these issues next Monday’s video will appear on time (and hopefully in a less frustrating way at this end).

Keep well and safe, and play lots of music xx

ANNOUNCEMENT! The Irish Tunes Class has gone digital!

Good morning all! This is a reminder that today I will posting the first tutorial video and written music for an Irish tune, as part of my Online Irish Tunes Class series. It will appear probably sometime this evening, due to the slow upload speeds at the moment (the introductory video took several hours).

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to those of you who have already contributed to the production of this series through my Paypal tip jar. I can tell you that it is an enormous help to me. If you would like to contribue also you can do so at:
https://paypal.me/BevWhelanMusic?locale.x=en_GB xx

Bev Whelan's Irish Tunes Class and Slow Session

Due to the coronavirus, our Irish tunes class can’t meet at the moment. So as a substitute I am making a series of online videos, where I teach Irish tunes just like I would in our class, so everyone can keep learning and practicing tunes.

You can find full information at this new page on our website: Online Irish Music Class, and here is an introductory video where I talk about the project:

I will post a tutorial video every Monday – starting next Monday, 23rd March –  along with written music, both of which will feature a new Irish tune for everyone to learn. All I ask is, if you like my videos and can afford it, that you will consider putting something in my Paypal tip jar as you learn each tune. That would really help me out at this difficult time, when all my gigs, workshops…

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