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Comhaltas at Boston Irish Festival 2015

Comhaltas Musicians Play at Irish Festival Sunday, June 14 from 2 to 5 PM

Comhaltas musicians will be playing tunes for Irish Set Dancing and Ole Tyme Waltzes in the First Floor Function Room at the Irish Cultural Center‘s (ICC) Irish Festival this  Sunday, June 14th, from 2-5 PM. See the festival flyer below for more information.

2015 Boston Irish Festival Flyer

Boston Irish Festival June 13-14, 2015 - Boston Comhaltas musicians play from 2-5PM on Sunday, June 14th.
Boston Irish Festival June 13-14, 2015 – Boston Comhaltas musicians play from 2-5PM on Sunday, June 14th.

Snow Levels Cancel Ceili Session

Due to snow levels and parking challenges at the Canadian-American Club in Watertown, the Sunday, February 22nd, seisiun/ceili is cancelled.

Musicians-in-the-Snow-1876-Unidentified-artist-MFA-Boston
“Musicians in the Snow” 1876 Unidentified artist, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; source: http://www.artclon.com/museum/museum-of-fine-arts,boston/8052_39.html

The following week Sunday, March 1st, is also in jeopardy but a decision will be made on that date next week.

 

10 Tips for Practicing Your Music

Are You a Musician or Music Student?

Are you a musician? Maybe you are learning a new musical instrument – possibly even at our Boston CCE Music School, which starts up again in September. The following suggestions may help make your practice sessions more enjoyable.

music student practicing fiddle

NPR Article Offers Music Practice Tips

NPR Music republished an article “10 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Music Practice” originally posted by Anastasia Tsioulcas, Associate Producer, NPR Music, September 03, 2013.

Music Practice Tips – Link to Original Article

Here are the highlights, but be sure to check out the full NPR article; it is full of ideas to help inspire you or to help your child enjoy more rewarding practice sessions.

  1. Find somewhere quiet.
  2. Have your supplies nearby.
  3. Technology can be an amazing aid.
  4. Begin with the end in mind: Have a goal for each practice session before you start playing.
  5. Map a practice session out like a workout.
  6. Practice smarter, not necessarily longer.
  7. Don’t always start at the beginning every time.
  8. Challenge yourself — physically.
  9. Practice away from your instrument.
  10. Reward hard work — in positive ways — to help your brain automate good habits.

Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2013/09/03/216906386/10-easy-ways-to-optimize-your-music-practice

 

“A Little Bit of Ireland” Irish Show 2014

A Salute to all things Irish

Comhaltas musicians including Tara Lynch and the Harney Academy of Dance and others will be performing with the Reagale Players in the Production “A Little Bit of Ireland” to be held at Waltham High School (617 Lexington Street) on Saturday, March 15th at 2PM & 7PM and Sunday, March 16th at 2PM. More info and advance tickets at Reagle Music Theatre.

"A Little Bit of Ireland" Irish Show 2014

Now in its 16th Edition! Enjoy one of the largest Irish shows in New England.  A pinch of Irish tenors!  A wee touch of Riverdance!   A peek at Irish cottage life.  A rousing Irish pub visit!  The lilt of laughter with a master Irish comic.  The grand rhythms of Irish step dancing.  The ever insistent charms of Irish bands.  Hundreds of bewitching Irish songs fill the air on St. Patrick’s weekend when everyone is Irish!   It’s Reagle’s hearfelt homage to an Emerald Isle – and it’s all “a little bit of heaven.”   Pure Celtic magic!