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    Default Marla Fibish Irish Mandolin Winter Intensive Workshop - Feb '18!

    Super excited for this: Marla Fibish is teaching an Irish Mandolin Intensive Workshop in the new year - Feb 23-25th 2018 here in the Bay Area for intermediate and above level players! Signed up for it as soon as I heard about it - sounds awesome: sessions, group classes, a 30 min private lesson for each attendee, lunch, tea, coffee and snacks. Something to look forward to after the holidays!
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    Default Re: Marla Fibish Irish Mandolin Winter Intensive Workshop - Feb '

    Just a heads up - just heard that there's been a late cancellation for Marla's Winter intensive course, so there's a spot available if anyone is interested! You can most likely inquire about it via her website: www.marlafibish.com
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    Default Re: Marla Fibish Irish Mandolin Winter Intensive Workshop - Feb '

    Sounds like an absolutely brilliant workshop, but not the right geographical area for me. I hope you'll enjoy it!

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    Default Re: Marla Fibish Irish Mandolin Winter Intensive Workshop - Feb '

    The Winter Intensive Workshop was fantastic! I can't recommend it highly enough. My head was swimming with all we learnt over the two days - Marla sent us 17 tunes to learn/familiarize ourselves with prior to the workshop (reels, jigs, slip jigs, hop jigs, slides, hornpipes, polkas, barn dances and a waltz!) and we then were able to focus on technique, variations and ornamentation for each tune during the workshop. Every attendee also received a 30 min private lesson with Marla. There were plentiful breaks in the day for tea, coffee, snacks, and lovely lunches provided. We had a session at the end of the day on Saturday (and also one the evening before, as a mixer to meet one another prior to the workshop commencing the next day). The other attendees were a mix of relatively local folks (Greater Bay Area) and folks from out of town, all lovely - so nice to chat about mandolin stuff and tunes with like minded folk!

    It did prove to be an "expensive" experience for me though, as I got the chance to finally play a Girouard mandolin, and then promptly went home and obsessed about getting one. The deposit was sent off a few days ago - expected date of delivery late Fall/early Winter!

    The Winter Intensive was a wonderful experience, Marla is such a great teacher - can't wait to do it again next year!
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    Default Re: Marla Fibish Irish Mandolin Winter Intensive Workshop - Feb '

    Jill, we are now waiting for your postings of some of the new stuff you have learned. You were really good before this course, so can't wait to hear you now!
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    We just had both Marla and Max and Lauri Girouard here at our little March Mandolin Festival in Concord NH, and rave reviews for both. Marla is a wonderful player and teacher, and a great advocate for the mando in Irish music. And I have been totally thrilled with my own Girouard A-5 since I got it in 2014. Their oval holes are fabulous, too.Glad you are getting a lovely new mandolin!

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