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Friday, September 3, 2010

Irish Music Classes at Harvard University, Fall Term

Shannon Heaton

A ten week course offering Irish music lessons on the fiddle, flute, whistle, concertina and other traditional instruments runs from September 18 through November 20, 2010 at Harvard University.

The classes are organized by the Boston chapter of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, an association of traditional Irish music with branches throughout the world.

The CCE Boston Music School classes are taught on Saturdays at Vanserg Hall at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The instructors include some of the area's finest traditional musicians, including accordion player Mike Reynolds, fiddlers Tina Lech and George Keith, flutist Shannon Heaton and her husband guitarist Matt Heaton, bodhran player Steve Brown and more.   For a full list of faculty click here.

The program was founded to preserve and cultivate traditional Irish music for students of all ages.  The Boston Music School is directed by John Kearney and Larry Reynolds. 

To register, click here.

For a full list of Irish cultural activities in Massachusetts year round, visit