Tinwhistle classes resume at Union Station, KC

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Donna Brown
Kansas City ,Missouri
United States

Member since
September 6, 2006

This just in from Turlach Boylan:


The tinwhistle is the simplest and least expensive instrument in Irish
music, yet capable of producing exceptional music in the hands of a
master. The fingering system is straightforward and it is small and
portable, making it the perfect instrument for children and beginners.

Instructor Turlach Boylan grew up on a farm in County Derry, the
oldest of seven children. He began playing Irish music in earnest on
the flute at the age of 16 studying with County Antrim flute master
John Kennedy. Turlach has lived in the US since 1989, and toured
extensively with the traditional band Glen Road, performing for
audiences of all ages.

A reviewer for Dirty Linen, the premier American Folk magazine
described a track from Turlach's album Shame The Devil as 'probably
the best recording of tinwhistle music I have ever heard'

In addition to flute and whistle Turlach plays Irish music on banjo
and mandolin.

Monday night tin whistle classes begin in September 2007 at the Irish
Cultural Center & Museum in Union Station. The plans are to hold two
group classes; One for beginners, the other for returning students.

You will need:
- A tin whistle in the key of D.
- To be 8 years or older.
- Parental consent if 16 or under.
- To commit to 10 weeks of classes.

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