Introductory online seminar on traditional northern songs

ITraditional northern songs' seminar by the Hellenic American UnionThe Hellenic American Union presents an intensive introductory song seminar with the ethnomusicologist Lamprini Gioti, a specialist in the Sean-nós singing style of the West Cork region of Cork in Ireland. The seminar is addressed to all those who are interested in this kind of music without previous musical or vocal training.

 

Dates: April 17-18, 2021, 17:00-20:00 (with one break)

Total hours:  6

Location:  Fully online via Zoom

Language: Greek

Prerequisites: Good command of the English language, healthy voice, and a musical ear. Musical and/or vocals’ knowledge is optional.

Price: 50€ / 35€ (student/unemployment discount)

Registration deadline: April 11 or until the available positions are filled

A certificate of attendance is provided

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The Hellenic American Union presents an intensive introductory song seminar with the ethnomusicologist Lamprini Gioti, a specialist in the Sean-nós singing style of the West Cork region of Cork in Ireland. The seminar is addressed to all those who are interested in this kind of music without previous musical or vocal training.

The seminar focuses on the singing tradition of the North: Songs about love and immigration, obituaries, murder ballads and ritual songs from Ireland and Scotland (in Old English and Gaelic) and Sweden (in old Swedish dialects).

The seminar is based on educational models of traditional music followed in Ireland, Scotland, and Sweden. The songs are performed a cappella and their teaching is done by oral tradition, using only the musical ear and the lyrics. The seminar is in Greek and the teaching includes translation, pronunciation, summary, historical-social data, as well as a partial analysis of the technique in the language and style of the songs.

During the seminar, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions as well as to partake to a partial rehearsal of some of the songs (one by one).


Labrini Gioti teached the seminar on traditional nothern songs at the Hellenic American UnionLabrini Gioti (Labri Giotto) is a performer, teacher, radio producer and ethnomusicologist. She holds a Diploma in the Classical piano from the National Conservatory of Athens and is an alumna BA Music Studies from the American College of Greece. In 2006, she went to Ireland to study MA in Ethnomusicology at the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance (University of Limerick) with the aid of a scholarship from the Attica Tradition Foundation. She is a pioneer in promoting Irish traditional singing in Greece since 1997 (conducting Sean-Nós seminars for more than 10 years), but also promoting Swedish & Norwegian traditional music, having owned & played the only nyckelharpa in Greece. She is the founder & conductor of the Curfá Gaelic Nordic Choir and co - founder of the Celtic/Nordic band Sòlastas and since 2014, she is also one of the producers - performers at the Athens Celtic Music Festival. In 2018, she sang Sean-Nós live for the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. She is a professional musician since 2000, and has been performin in music stages, pubs & concerts all over Greece, as well as is teaching piano, singing and theory in Ireland and Greece for more than 14 years. Between 2007-2008 she was conducting Greek traditional and byzantine music workshops at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (University of Limerick) at the MA Ethnomusicology and MA Chant and Ritual song classes. She has performed at the Acropolis Museum, Cycladic Museum, ERT (65 years for the 3rd classical program), Athens Celtic Music Festival, Festival Fantasticon-Hellenic American Union, Irish Wings and Paxos Music Festival, as well as in several music stages in Greece, Ireland (IWAMD, Bewley's Cafe Theater), Sweden (Esi Tobo) and Scotland (Cowdray Hall, Blue Lamp). The ITMA (Irish Traditional Music Archive) catalogued her in their archives as the first Greek who sang in the Irish (Gaelic) language, Sean-nós. In October 2019, she was accepted at the Intercultural Orchestra of the Greek National Opera alternative stage as a nyckelharpa player.

 

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Course Code 1301
Department Cultural Affairs
Instructor Labrini Giotι
Instruction Languages EL
Level Introductory
Prerequisites Good command of the English language, healthy voice, and a musical ear
Certificate of AttendanceYes
Offered OnlineYes

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Days and Hours Start Date End Date Hours per Week
Saturday & Sunday, 17:00-20:00 17/04/2021 18/04/2021
Last Update At: 2021/02/26 - 13:39:35

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