Player Sessions

Burns's March: the third tune in the 'First Tunes' series

Sylvia Crawford

75 mins

Level: Beginner+

Tuesday July 27th

15:30 - 16:45 GMT

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This event will be available to ticket holders to join at the given date and time

  • Times shown are Irish summer time (GMT+1)
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Event Overview

This is the third and final session in the First Tunes series. It builds on techniques and fingerings introduced in the previous two sessions. Edward Bunting collected two different versions of Burns's March from two different harpers. In this class, I will be focussing on the version collected from Patrick Quin, the only harper from whom Bunting collected all three of the First Tunes. I don't expect to be able to teach the entire tune in one session, but we will concentrate on hands-on learning of some parts of the tune. I will also discuss the techniques involved in the other sections and give you my suggested fingerings, so you can continue to work on this at your own pace. 

Materials provided in advance: PDF handouts.
N.B. This is the third of three related sessions, which follow on from each other; it will be assumed that you have attended the previous ones on Sunday and Monday. 

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