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Tue, Nov 17


Irish Singing Classes with Karen MacLeod

Learn to Sing Irish Seasonal Songs from the traditional Irish folk repertoire with Karen MacLeod

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Irish Singing Classes with Karen MacLeod
Irish Singing Classes with Karen MacLeod

Time & Location

Nov 17, 2020, 7:30 p.m. – Dec 15, 2020, 8:30 p.m.

About the event

Learn to sing traditional Irish folk songs from the comfort of your own home!

Join Karen MacLeod for a series of 5 online singing classes every Tuesday from Nov. 17 - Dec. 15.

Karen's class at the IRL Festival Celtic Music School has been very popular and will make you feel more confident and comfortable singing a wee tune!

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Payment by etransfer or cheque is required to reserve spot and instructions can be found on the form. __________________________________________

Karen has been playing and singing at traditional music sessions since 2005. She teaches “Irish and Scottish Traditional Song” for Riverside Celtic College (since 2007) and provides traditional song workshops for McDougall Cottage and private events. She has been invited to teach Irish Song workshops for the Spring Rain Open Platform Irish Feis in May 2017.

Inspired by the “Carmina Gadelica” (a collection of poems, prayers, and invocations from the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland) Karen formed the duo “Gaedelica” with flautist Jason Pfeiffer in 2010, and continues performing in the spirit of their original vision. Some of their work together can be heard on her independently released CD “Charmed”.

Karen has studied Gadhlig language and song with Mary Jane Lamond and Catherine Ann MacPhee through the School of Celtic Studies University of Toronto, and guitar with Tony McManus. She has also studied jazz harmony and improvisation at Mohawk College and The Music Gallery. She taught privately for rock and commercial musicians and was the voice instructor for three years at Hamilton’s Theatre Aquarius Summer Theatre School.

Karen has enjoyed her affiliation with the Grand Philharmonic Choir and Chamber Singers under Howard Dyck then Mark Vuorinen since 2008. Presently, she studies voice with Laura Pudwell of The Toronto Consort and is preparing to sing the Royal Conservatory of Music ARCT exam in Vocal Performance. She sang in the Toronto Summer Music Festival Chamber Choir Academy in 2015, under the instruction of world-renowned Early Music conductor and recorder/flute player, Mathias Maute.

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