The Irish Gift, Inc offers online classes in the form of instructional videos. These are supplemented with inperson workshops. The courses come with unlimited support via email, Skype and / or telephone.
The Irish Gift Music Academy
The Irish Gift Music Academy teaches the East Galway Irish Music Tradition with a special emphasis on the music of Eddie Kelly, renowned and legendary fiddle-player from East Galway region of Ireland. The instructional videos are based upon the music tracks from “The Lonesome Fiddler” album. Each video breaks down the respective album track and delves into the detail of the notes and the ornamentation. Each course comes with unlimited email / Skype and telephone support from Éilís Crean. She is passionate about passing along the East Galway Irish Music Tradition to anyone who has an interest and wants to learn. The Irish Gift Music Academy is also available on iTunes and GooglePlay. Please refer to the banner above for the respective links to download the smartphone app.
The Irish Gift Workshops
“The Lonesome Fiddler” album brought together Kevin Crawford, John Doyle and Kenny Malone in the name of the East Galway Irish Music Tradition. The Irish Gift Music Academy online courses will be supplemented with in-person workshops with “The Lonesome Fiddler” album team. These will take place at the The Big East Fork Retreat which is located just outside Nashville in Tennessee.
The Lonesome Fiddler Album
“The Lonesome Fiddler” album features the music of Eddie Kelly and his unique versions of old and familiar tunes. Eddie played the East Galway style and for many years he taught Éilís Crean this music tradition adding his rare touch to jigs, reels and hornpipes alike.
We are a team of musicians and Irish culture and language enthusiasts who have been brought together through the love of the East Galway Irish Music Tradition, it’s cultivation, folklore and influence. Traditional Irish music contains within it the DNA of a culture, especially the older Irish music styles like the East Galway Irish Music Tradition. The notes that we use and the way we use those are more than mere transmitters of sound. They speak of traditions, ways of thinking, approaches to the world and an understanding of our place in it. And they give voice to the inchoate memories of those who came before us but have been rendered silent by time.
The East Galway Irish Music Tradition