A lilting workshop with Steve Jones, Montreal

October 10, 2011

Siamsa invites you  a lilting workshop

When:  Saturday October 29th 2011 –  3:30 to 5:30 pm

Admission:  $ 10 per person

50% off the price of admission for the evening’s céilí is also offered to the participants of the workshop.

Registration: You can register for this workshop by contacting Philippe Murphy: philippe_murphy@hotmail.com

Lilting is the art of performing traditional dance tunes, not by ear, but by mouth! Tunes are sung using a variety of syllables, and sometimes nonsensical or comical lyrics. In the old days, a lilter would provide music whenever people wanted a kitchen dance but there was no fiddler or other musician present. Nowadays, people lilt mainly to amuse themselves and others.

In this workshop, Steve will play you a few recorded examples of different lilting traditions to explore the technical aspects of lilting, and then you will get down to doing it, as a group and (for the less inhibited) solo. The emphasis will be on fun and enjoyment!

Where: Royal Canadian Legion

5455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West

Corner Addington Street, in Montreal, a 5 minute walk from Vendôme metro.

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