Thursday, 9 July 2015

Pat Kelly's Irish Summer School


And again this year's summer school in Elmstein, Germany has a workshop for Irish Bouzouki as well as numerous other courses for instruments in Irish Music. It takes place from 2nd to 8th August 2015.

The tutor for the workshop for Irish Bouzouki will be Tobias Kurig, a well known Bouzouki player from Germany. He will be joined by Colman Conolly on pipes. The course is not fully booked yet, so come on and join the fun! And of course there will be concerts and sessions every evening!



Here's a video:


and another one:


and another one:



And finally a video from the teacher's concert 2014:


Have a look at: http://www.irishmusicschool-elmstein.de/
for further details.

Wikibooks book about Irish Bouzouki in German

Some who calls himself silent green (Remember the movie?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_jGOKYHxaQ
startet a wikibook about the Irish Bouzouki some time ago in German. I wonder who he can be. Do I know him?
Well, the last post dates about two years ago. Nevertheless there are some good hints to be found there. Maybe some other bouzouki players may contribute to this work? I wonder, how he made the chord charts etc.? What programs do you need to produce the pictures? If anyone can help, please comment.
Here's the link to the book:
https://de.m.wikibooks.org/wiki/Irische_Bouzouki

Is there a project like this in Englisch existing, too?

Petimar Press Books for Mandolin and Fiddle

I just came across a website offering books for Fiddle and Mandolin on a shareware basis.
http://www.petimarpress.com
That is you can watch and use the books and if you find it useful contribute 10$ each to the owner. That's really fair. I think, one or two of the books might be of interest for players of the bouzouki, too. Especially the one dealing with double stop runs.
You can find this one here:
http://www.petimarpress.com/pdf%20files/Mandolin%20Double%20Stops.pdf

Here's also a video from the website: