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Irish Session Tunes

No class on April 22.

The class will teach students some common Irish session tunes to expand their repertoire and help them participate more in an Irish session. Class will be taught by ear, and learning by ear is strongly encouraged. Students will be provided sound files to learn the tunes. Class time will be spent primarily playing through and solidifying the tunes to help the student develop new sets to bring to a session.  Open to any melody instrument traditionally used for Irish tunes – with at least an intermediate level of proficiency recommended.

Depending on the progress of the class and time available, various dance tune types will be covered and may include polkas, jigs, reels, hornpipes, slides & barn dances. The emphasis will be on learning the tunes but if time allows other topics that may be discussed include lilt (rhythmic feel), phrasing, and ornaments.

Bring your instrument and a basic recording device to class.


Classes are now being held at Winchester Thurston in Shadyside.

Your PayPal payment serves as your registration. You will be contacted with more information about the class closer to the start date.


Refunds, Pro-rates and Cancellation Policy: Refunds will only be issued if Calliope cancels a class due to insufficient enrollment. If that happens, you will be notified in advance and will receive a refund or credit within 30 days from the start of class. No refunds will be given to those who cancel their registration within 2 days before a class starts or after class begins. Classes may not be pro-rated; please plan accordingly. Confirmations will be sent approximately a week before a class starts via email (please specify if you prefer to be contacted by phone).

Class Dates

March 18, 2024 - May 13, 2024


Mondays, 6:30-7:45 PM


Vince Burns
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