Teaching & Workshop Information
All members of the band are highly qualified teachers on their respective instruments and are available as individuals or as group for your workshops & exhibitions.
Please check the individual teacher profiles.
Pat has done many workshops all over the world teaching Uileann Pipes. Workshops on maintainence and reed making are very imoprtant aspects of Pat's teaching.
Here Pat is teaching at The Rhine Valley Irish Association annual Festival in Mollkirch, near Strasbourg, Alsace, France.
Geraldine is a professional music teacher and lecturer, with over 30 year experience. She has taught music both academically and practically in many contexts ranging from schools, universities to festivals and summer schools.
She is principal piano tutor and keyboard skills coordinator and teacher at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick. She focuses on both accompaniment and the playing of traditional Irish music. While she has taught this from a basic level, in the context of short festivals she prefers to work with improvers or advanced piano players. In 1996 she published the first publication for traditional Irish piano ’Seinn an Piano’.
She also published a best selling tutor for tin whistle in 1983. Her most recent book ‘Rogha Geraldine Cotter’ is a development of both those tutors.
As a lecturer she has presented at the Irish World academy of Music, University of Limerick, University College Dublin at the Irish Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music, and at Liverpool John Moore’s University at the Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology. She is a well known teacher of tin whistle and has taught for over 15 years at the Willie Clancy Summer.
- Rhine Valley Irish Association Feis Cheoil, Alsace May29th May- 1st June www.rvia-online.net
- Blas Summer School, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick June 22nd -July 3rd www.blas.ie
- International Symposium Mary immaculate College, University of Limerick 5th-9th July www.sociologyofmusiceducation.com
- Scoil Willie Clancy, July 4th – 11th
- Rencontre Musicale Irlandaise de Tocane 19th-22nd July www.musique-irlandaise.fr
He is an experienced recording engineer and has recorded and produced four albums with Shaskeen as well as many other bands and individuals.
Pat lectures on Irish & other folk music.
Pat also presents a Folk programme "The Wheels of the World" on Clare FM. Local Radio
Banjo Workshop in Ballinasloe for beginners & improvers on Sat 17th Apr.
Banjo Workshop Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival for beginners & improvers on Sat 25th Sept.
More details later