The Workshops

During the week as well as the regular daily classes we have included two special workshops/lectures/presentations given by particular experts on subjects related to the bodhrán or to the wider area of irish traditional music and dance. These are held in the theatre of the community centre (the Áras) and are attended by the entire student body who have the opportunity to absorb the new information and also participate in a question and answer session.

The two presenters in 2019 are Cormac Byrne and Christian Hedwitschak
These workshops are an integral part of the Craiceann experience and are included in the cost of the overall course fee.

Cormac Byrne

Cormac is a long time Craiceann teacher and a key figure for our summer school. He will talk about “Expanding the circle – explorations beyond the tradition” and will demonstrate some of his collaborations with live music.

Christian Hedwitschak

Christian is one of the leading bodhrán makers in the world and has been to Craiceann a lot over the past years. He is a great innovator that pushes the boundaries of bodhrán making and he has collaborated with many of the best known bodhrán players. In his talk “A Maker’s View on Tuning” he will give insights in his approach to bodhrán tuning and the importance for the player to properly tune their drums.