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  • Bodhrán & Tin Whistle Tasters

Learning

Would you like to play real Irish music rather than just listen to it? At Waltons New School of Music, you can immerse yourself in a world of authentic Irish traditional music with a one-hour Bodhrán or Tin Whistle Taster class, taught by one of the school’s renowned musicians and teachers, and leave Ireland with more than just memories.

BODHRÁN TASTERS
The bodhrán (pronounced ‘bough-rawn’), a wood and goatskin drum beaten with a wooden stick or ‘beater’, is the heartbeat of traditional Irish music. Learn about this great instrument and the two most important rhythms of Irish music – reels and jigs – in this one-hour Taster, taught by one of Waltons New School of Music’s renowned teachers. Take the Taster alone, or combine it with a Waltons 18-inch Classic Bodhrán Pack, including a beautiful, high-quality bodhrán, beater and cover (regular price €69.95), for only an additional €55.

Fees
• 1 person: €45
• 2 people: €25/person
• 3 people: €20/person
• 4 people: €18/person
• 5-10 people: €16/person
• 11-15 people: €15/person
• 16-20 people: €14/person

Bodhrán Taster + Waltons Classic Bodhrán Pack
• 1 person: €100
• 2 people: €80/person
• 3 people: €75/person
• 4 people: €73/person
• 5-10 people: €71/person
• 11-15 people: €70/person
• 16-20 people: €69/person

TIN WHISTLE TASTERS
A simple tube of metal with six finger-holes, the Irish tin whistle is a beautiful and expressive Irish instrument. Learn the basics of tin whistle playing – as well as some great Irish tunes – in this one-hour Taster. The Taster fee includes a high-quality Waltons Brass D Tin Whistle (normally €4.95) for just €3.

Fees
• 1 person: €48
• 2 people: €28/person
• 3 people: €23/person
• 4 people: €21/person
• 5-10 people: €19/person
• 11-15 people: €18/person
• 16-20 people: €17/person

Discounted rates for parking is provided for anyone taking lessons or classes at the school of €2/hour or €10/day with Park Rite car parks in Dublin city centre.

The school is on the first-third floors of an old Victorian building and is not wheelchair accessible. However, the school has a stairlift to the first floor, where Taster classes take place.


Address

69 South Great Georges Street, Dublin City Centre

Phone

+353(0)14781884










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