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Playing your way to success
The Music Ireland ‘06 workshops will help you sort out the bells from the whistles.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 21 Nov 2006
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY,
12 noon Organic Music in a Digital Age, hosted by Line 6’s European product specialist – Ron Huisen.
For this year’s Music Ireland show MIDI have secured the services of Europe’s renowned demonstrator and product specialist – Ron Huisen from the Netherlands. Ron will concentrate on demonstrating the FloorPod, the KB37 sound card, the budget Variax guitars and the new line of Spider III amps. MIDI will have the Line 6 web site live throughout Music Ireland ‘06 to answer all your questions. There will be a draw for ALL of the new products being demoed – so you have the chance of picking up an early Christmas present!
1 pm Drum Masterclass with Conor Guilfoyle.
Conor Guilfoyle has worked with leading players on the jazz scene and is a member of several groups, including the innovative Guilfoyle/Neilsen Trio, which has received worldwide acclaim for its use of complex metric systems applied to standard material. He currently directs three Latin groups, is a member of Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers European touring band. Conor is a co-founder of the jazz programme at Newpark Music Centre. He has lectured in many of the leading colleges worldwide, including Berklee College of Music, Boston and the New School in New York. He wrote the drum tutors Rhythmic Reading For Drummers and Performance Patterns For Drumset. His latest book is called Odd Meter Clave. His classes were packed to capacity at last year’s show, so get there early!
2 pm Samba percussion workshop with Simeon Smith (maSamba school).
Percussion today is being used in many ways other than the merely musical. For some it’s the physical workout, for others it’s the hypnotic effect of continuous rhythms. In that regard, Latin-American percussion is becoming increasingly popular. The maSamba school is dedicated to collective music-making, creating opportunities for others to experience Latin-American music in an active and inclusive way. Activities include a youth samba project in the Pearse Street area of Dublin, samba drumming workshops for schools, youth projects, adult groups etc