Colm Murphy - Bodhran


Colm Murphy is perhaps best known as the bodhran player with seminal group De Dannan to whom he supplied the distinctive percussive backbone for almost two decades. Murphy's original style is rooted in the philosophy that "less is more"; allowing room for melody players to breath. Consequently as a session player he is to be heard on over fifty disparate recordings, many landmark collections from musicians the calibre of Martin O Connor, Micheal O Suilleabhain, Conal O Grada, Altan, Jackie Daly, Cathal McConnell, De Dannan, and many more. His CD "An Bodhran-The Irish Drum" (cefcd) 1996, is regarded as the benchmark recording of traditional Bodhran accompaniment.

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Bodhrán Course

- Maximum number of 8 students per week

- Two group classes per day for 5 days plus smaller group classes throughout the week

- A house concert featuring Colm and local artists

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

- Rhythms 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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