Registration is open for the ZoukFest Traditional Irish Music Weekend, and it is going to be quite a weekend. Dates are June 7-10 at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Sean McElwain, from the Irish band Teada will be teaching bouzouki, guitar, and tenor banjo, and ZoukFest founder Roger Landes will be doing classes for mandolin, octave mandolin, and bouzouki. If you are a singer, Moira Smiley will be back at ZoukFest teaching vocal classes. Eliot Grasso will be teaching flute, whistle, and variations in Irish music. The variations class will be of interest to any Irish musician who wants to explore the intricacies of Irish music.
Two of Ireland's finest traditional musicians will also be at ZoukFest. Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh teaching fiddle, and Mick O'Brien teaching Uilleann pipes.
Check out the website at www.zoukfest.com for more information. Register early for a discount.
This is a great opportunity to learn from, and play with some of the best Irish musicians around, and spend some time in one of the great cities in America, Santa Fe.