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Sun, Mar 10


TWH Social (Konig Room)

Celtic Music School - Irish/Celtic/Traditional Guitar with Bob MacLean

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Celtic Music School -  Irish/Celtic/Traditional Guitar with Bob MacLean
Celtic Music School -  Irish/Celtic/Traditional Guitar with Bob MacLean

Time & Location

Mar 10, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

TWH Social (Konig Room), 1 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3, Canada


About the event

Irish/Celtic/Traditional Guitar

This is a workshop for those who already know something about playing guitar. The aim of this workshop is to get you thinking about some ways to use the guitar to play Irish/Celtic/Traditional Guitar stylings. We’ll touch on

  • Role of the guitar to accompany tunes and songs
  • Drone effect in regular tuning
  • Common Progressions
  • Walking bass lines
  • Tune types and structures
  • Playing sets – what to know, watch and listen for
  • Common keys/modes/scales used in Irish folk music,
  • Use of Drop D, Double Drop D and DADGAD tunings to bring out the “drone’ effect,
  • Selected songs to support the above.

Yes, bring your guitar. You’re going to need it.


Bob MacLean  (

Bob MacLean is a Folksinger and Guitarist with roots in Cape Breton (Glace Bay) and Quebec.  He’s best known for his

> Guitar work,

> Folksinging, arranging of traditional East Coast & U.K. songs/tunes

> Playing with various duos including MacTalla Road with Carole Pines

> Hosting ceilidh/sessions - ie Scran & Dram Scottish Public House

> Workshops

The guitar, and more recently the octave mandolin, have all figured prominently in his compositions and his arranging traditional songs and tunes. Bob also frequently holds workshops on key aspects of guitar playing.

You can find Bob playing solo or with MacTalla Road at pubs, taprooms, museums, porch events, senior residences, summer concert series and festivals.


  • Guitar class

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    +Service fee
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