We are always looking to include new top-class individuals in our tutor line-up. Of particular interest to us are people who have come to Craiceann originally as a student but then through academic qualification and/or performance accomplishment have reached the highest level. Notable past examples are Eamon Murray and Aimee Farrell-Courtney, and for 2018 we are introducing Andy Kruspe into this special category.
So our tutorial team for 2018 includes Siobhán O’Donnell, Aimee Farrell-Courtney, Cormac Byrne, Jim Higgins, Colm Phelan, Robbie Walsh, Andy Kruspe and Rolf Wagels. Once again this year the great Donál Lunny will join us at Craiceann. He will be demonstrating and teaching his special technique for bass bodhrán playing during some of the evening classes. To read more about the teachers, follow this link.
We will have two great concerts: Goitse featuring Colm Phelan will return to Inis Oirr after the great success of their gig a few year’s back. The other concert sports one of the up and coming bands in Ireland, Fuinneamh (meaning ‘energy’ in Irish). Their bodhrán player, James O’Connor is the current All Ireland bodhrán champion and a long time Craiceann student.
Read more about the bands here.
The three workshops/lectures which take place during the day between classes will be given by Mícheál O’hÁlmháin himself, Andy Kruspe, who is also a drumming instructor and world class dancer Tomás Ó Sé.
Read more about the workshops here.
Stevie Moises will bring his mobile lathe and a selection of woods, so he will be able to turn any tippers to your liking! He is working in his workshop during the week and is available for chats and tipper talk.