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The Online Academy of Irish Music presents this introductory lesson for the course ‘Traditional Irish Song (English Language)’.
Most of the songs taught will be from the Irish tradition but there will also be a few songs from the English and Scottish folk song tradition. There will be a mixture of well known and more unusual songs. Themes will include songs of emigration and exile, love songs and humorous songs.
Along with the teaching of the songs, attention will also be paid to the following aspects of vocal technique: tone, breathing, ornamentation, phrasing and increasing vocal strength and range.
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Opening credits – played by our very own Thomas Johnston on Low Whistle, courtesy of Rhythms of Ireland dance show.