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Written by Marty Bostick   
Monday, 19 June 2006
This last weekend I had the honor and privilege of taking a Fiddling Workshop with Liz Carroll as my instructor.
 
I am a huge Liz Carroll fan to begin with, but to be able to sit next to her for several hours and be able to learn from her is amazing.  I even managed to get a picture for my Scrapbook!Image
 
She really did a great job of coordinating the class.  She went around the room and asked each person (6 of us) what we wanted to get from the class.  Most of us had questions about ornamentation and specific techniques for creating authentic Irish Music the way it should sound.  Mine was on how to properly execute the "Bowed Triplet".  I never can (or could) get it to sound right.  Well she remedied that and I now have a really good understanding of how to execute it.
 
After she had worked her way around each of the students and their questions/examples, she then taught us a new tune in which she incorporated just about everything we learned into the new tune.  That was really impressive.
 
This workshop was the 4th Annual IMT (Irish Music Traditions) Summer Series.  It went over very well and there were quite a few Instructors that were there to teach.  I would recommend future events to those that are interested.  You can find out more at:  www.irishmusictraditions.org
 
For those of you who attended the workshop, I will be placing the recordings of the tune we learned along with the recording of "Gravel Walk" that Liz and Jack Devroe (Correct Spelling?) played which was really cool.  These should be available later this week.  I will post another announcement when they are.
 
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