Traditional Irish Flute Workshop 11am-1pm
Intermediate – Advanced Level
Tutor: Eimear McGeown
About this Event
Ashford Place is a Covid secure venue wtih capacity monitoring, social distancing, sanitising measures and a one way system in place.
Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your workshop start time to register (wearing a face covering, unless exempt). Please sanitise your hands on arrival and adhere to all social distancing guidelines.
The on-site cafe will be open for drinks and snacks during your visit.
Please note that this workshop is aimed at Intermediate to Advaned level players (not beginners).
Irish flautist Eimear McGeown has steadily built a reputation as being one of the world’s most versatile exponents of both the classical and Irish flute. She has appeared as a soloist throughout the USA, South America, South Korea, Japan, China, The Philippines, Russia and Europs. Two of her most notable solo performances have been on BBC’s Last Night of the Proms and the World Premier of Dave Morris’ Concerto in the Library of Congress in Washington DC. She has recorded with various artists on albums for Universal, Decca and Chandos Record labels and played on BBC Radio, Classic FM and RTÉ Lyric FM. Having performed for President Bill Clinton, Prince Charlies and Prince Edward, Eimear received an invitation by Her Majesty the Queen, to attend a Royal Reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate her achievements in the Performing Arts.
On the Irish flute, she holds two All Ireland titles and released her debut album ‘Inis’ launching it at the Irish Embassy in London, hosted by Ambassador Adrian O’Neill. She recorded for an American PBS TV special for composer/ pianist Tim Janis’ new album and performed with him in her Carnegie Hall Debut in December. She has recorded with Barry Douglas on two of his Celtic albums which feature several of her own compositions and together with Camerata Ireland in the Kennedy Center, Washington DC. Eimear has recorded at the Abbey Road Studios, for the video game Runescape and played in Lord of the Rings in the West End, London. She performed at the Sori International Music Festival in South Korea with the Irish Memory Orchestra and as a featured soloist with Liberia in Tokyo’s Opera City Concert Hall. She is also involved in the Pop music scene and has played support for Ed Sheeran and with Jennifer Hudson on the final of TV show ‘The Voice’. She also played with the rock band Amsterdam at Glastonbury Festival, and played support to The Pogues in the Echo Arena, Liverpool.
For more details regarding events taking place as part of ‘Return to London Town’ London’s 22nd Festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance (Fri 23 – Sat 25 Oct 2020) please see www.irishmusicinlondon.org and www.thelockinn.io/returntolondontown