Jack Talty - Concertina


Jack Talty is a traditional musician, composer, producer, and educator from Lissycasey in Co. Clare. As a performer Jack has travelled extensively throughout Europe, the United States, and Australia, and has contributed to over 30 albums to date as a musician, producer, composer, arranger, and engineer. In 2011 Jack released the critically acclaimed Na Fir Bolg with fellow concertina player Cormac Begley on his own Raelach Records label, and also formed Ensemble Ériu with double bass and flute player Neil O’ Loghlen. In January 2015, Ensemble Ériu were announced as winners of the prestigious Gradam Comharcheol TG4 (musical collaboration award presented by Ireland’s national Irish language broadcaster). Since 2013 Jack has also performed as a section leader with Dave Flynn’s Clare Memory Orchestra.

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Concertina Course

- 3 hours (2 x 1.5 hours) of group classes per day for 5 days

- 1 individual masterclass with Jack during the week

- A house concert featuring Jack and local artists

- Opportunities throughout the to discuss the theoretical, technical, performative, professional aspects of concertina playing

- Chording and rhythm

- Ornamentation and technique

  Accommodation, Food and Activities

- Accommodation for 5 nights in an Irish speaking and musical household

- Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack using top quality locally sourced ingredients

- Seaweed baths and massages available

- 7 miles from Dingle town

- 3 minutes walk from the sea and heritage sites

- Hill walking and guided walks available 

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