Posted on: Tuesday, 08th November 2016 @ 11:33am

We are delighted to be able to announce that West Cork Music will be holding its first ever retreat, Springboard, over the St Patrick's weekend in March 2017.

Fiddler Caoimhín O'Raghallaigh will be tutor-in-residence during this special weekend in  beautiful West Cork. A member of The Gloaming, Caoimhín has been described as 'the most singular traditional Irish musician of [his] generation' by State Magazine, Ireland.

This retreat is aimed at competently skilled fiddlers who want to examine more fundamental questions around playing the fiddle - How can I put more feeling into my music? How can I make it mean more? How can I find more freedom while playing? What is beauty in sound to me?

We invite fiddlers to springboard into the unknown, challenging ideas of what is beautiful in sound. Take those ideas as a jumping off point, gain actual physical knowledge of how they feel on the fiddle and share extensive feedback about the sounds created. Open as many doors as  possible into new worlds of sound-making on the fiddle and gain the confidence to blaze a trail, expanding what is thinkable and possible.

3 night's accommodation in high quality, shared twin-rooms is included. Workshops are held in an idyllic, rural and inspirational setting. Attendees will have time allocated to explore the surrounding woodland and coast.

A feast of local Irish food is also included in the fee. Three breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be prepared for you so all you need to do is enjoy your weekend and submerse yourself into the beautiful surrounds of nature and music.

Click here to find out more or call 00 353 (0)27 52788 for more details.