WORKSHOP Information

Saturday, April 21, 2018


What Workshops Are Available?

(scroll down for description of levels and our policy on young musicians)



  • Accompaniment - Patrick Doocey
  • Ballads - Eimear Arkins
  • Banjo/mandolin - John Liestman
  • Bodhrán -Jackie Moran & Jim Wenham
  • Bouzouki - Roger Landes
  • Concertina - Liam O Brien
  • Fiddle: adv. & int. - Rose Flanagan & Dylan Foley
  • Flute - Sean Gavin
  • Guitar: beg. - Keith Reins
  • Harp - Eileen Gannon
  • Master Class - John Skelton
  • Pipes: beg., lower & upper int., adv. - Tom Creegan, Michael Stribling, Pat Broaders, Nollaig MacCarthaigh
  • Reeds & Pipe Maintenance - Tommy Martin
  • Slow Airs - open to any melody instrument - Kieran O'Hare
  • Whistle: beg., adv. -  Kevin Crawford, Bryan Kelso Crow
  • SPECIAL PM workshop at 2:30:   Uilleann piper Tom Klein will demonstrate and discuss combining mixed drone and regulator configurations with unusual tune settings.



Workshops $160

Please see refund policy below.

What's included: Registration includes Saturday workshop(s) and admission to both Friday and Saturday night concerts.

Additional Saturday concert tickets for those taking a workshop at discounted price of $15 each.  If you require additional tickets with your registration, you may order them at the bottom of the registration page or, if sending a registration form in by mail, make sure to indicate the number of additional tickets you need on your registration form(remember you get one ticket with the workshop).

Registration on Saturday, April 21: We always accept walk-ins on the day.

Where Classes will be held:

Workshops will be held at Nerinx Hall High School, 530 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119

PARKING: PLEASE PARK IN THE REAR OF THE BUILDING. To get there, go to driveway at west end of campus that goes to the rear of building


Registration will begin at 9:00 AM Saturday morning, April 21

Class Times: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:30 PM-  3:30 PM


Online Registration is closed.  However, there's plenty of room in all the classes.   

Two Options:

1) show up at Nerinx Hall, 530 E. Lockwood.  Come around back and come into the lunch room at 9AM.   You can sign up on the spot.

2) OR - Download the registration flyer here and bring it with you to Nerinx on Saturday , April 21 at 9 AM


See Scholarship page for information about scholarships



Please don't hesitate to contact us if any questions at mmullins at  Or call 636-926-9192.


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Guidelines: Advanced, Intermediate and Beginner

Advanced Instrument: Appropriate for advanced and master musicians, and those that feel somewhere between intermediate and advanced. Have played over five (5) years in Irish music and can read music well or can play quickly by ear. Looking for technique, stylizations and direct improvement in problem areas of playing Irish music and more advanced/complicated tunes.

Intermediate Instrument: Appropriate for intermediate musicians and those that feel they are well versed in other types of music but have played Irish music for less than five (5) years; or have been playing Irish music for more than five years but need more instruction/support in critical areas. Can read music or learn by ear fairly quickly.

Beginner Instrument: You have no or very little experience with the instrument.


Young musicians are welcome to join the classes as long as they are seriously interested in the music and able to attend an adult oriented class. The sessions are a particularly important part of the weekend and young attendees are encouraged to join in. They may feel they don't have an adequate repertoire but there's much more going on that's an important aspect of the music.


We realize that unavoidable situations can arise. Should you be in this situation, please contact us as soon as possible. For our funding we rely entirely on the money from our attendance and from individual donors. If you can't attend, please consider donating your fee to help us meet expenses or apply it to next year's registration. 

Within 30 days of the event - we will refund 50% of your fee less any processing charges.

Within 15 days of the event our policy is to not refund fees. And, we regret that once past the final order date for T-shirts and sandwiches those fees cannot be refunded since orders have been placed and we've paid our suppliers.

In the event you paid with a credit card or online, any fees collected by our credit card processor will not be refunded.