The Leading Edge - Trad music workshops

The Leading Edge workshops
As part of the Leitrim Equation Traditional Music Development Programme, musician and singer/songwriter Eleanor Shanley is leading a programme of professional development workshops for traditional musicians and singers to enhance their skills in presenting on stage, marketing and promotion, how to get gigs, and how to get your music played on air.

As part of the Leitrim Equation Traditional Music Development Programme, musician and singer/songwriter Eleanor Shanley is leading a programme of professional development workshops for traditional musicians and singers to enhance their skills in presenting on stage, marketing and promotion, how to get gigs, and how to get your music played on air.

This unique and exciting programme is designed for traditional musicians and singers of all ages, but it is particularly suitable for those embarking on a career in traditional music.

Eleanor will be joined by musicians of international reputation and experts in each field including: Musicians Kevin Crawford, Cathy Jordan, Dónal Lunny, Charlie McGettigan and John Carty; Toner Quinn, The Journal of Music; Sandra Joyce, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance; Keith Conroy, Sound Engineer; Declan Drohan, Musician/Drama Tutor; Karen Ryan, Return to Camden Festival; & Aine Hensey, RTE Radio.

The workshops being on October 4 with ‘Promoting Youself & Continuin Pathways’ by Toner Quinn and Sandra Joyce. On October 11 Eleanor Shanley will present Stagecraft with Charlie McGettigan. ‘How did we get here’ will bring Eleanor Shanley, Kevin Crawford from Lúnasa, Cathy Jordan from Dervish and Dónal Lunny together on October 31. Learn how to get on the airwaves and the international stage on November 1 with Eleanor Shanley, Maureen Carty Racket Records; Karen Ryan Director, Return to Camden Festival and Aine Hensey Producer & presenter, RTE Radio 1 & RnaG. On November 8, Declan Drohan communicates ‘Playing the Part.’

All workshops will be held in The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon. The fee for each workshop is €8 or you can book all five together for the reduced rate of €30. To book call The Dock on 071 96 50828 or for further information call Leitrim County Council Arts Office 071 96 21694 or go to www.leitrimarts.ie.