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Learn how to sing 9 traditional Irish songs

$89.99 $12.00

4.88 (12 reviews)


What you’ll learn

  • Sing nine Traditional Irish songs.
  • Master techniques such as ornamentation and phrasing
  • Understand each song so that they can be effectively interpreted
  • Have the confidence to sing at least one ballad in public, using traditional Irish techniques

Irish traditional singing is an untrained art. It was and is a celebration of culture and the tradition of story-telling.

In this course, you will be encouraged to find your voice and interpret traditional ballads. It was the tradition at an Irish session that most people sang, whether they had a good voice or not. While they sang, the others listened or joined in, if it was that type of song. We seem to have lost a lot of that confidence and the patience to listen to each other. This course aims to help you find the confidence to learn and sing a song or if you can do that already, to explore an alternative genre.

You will also gain insights into the way of life in Old Ireland as some common themes and events are sung about in each ballad. Before each ballad is sung, I will explain background details of each song so you can gain a deeper understanding of it and therefore, learn how to best interpret the song.

 As well as breaking down the first verse of each song to learn the air, you will also get the chance to practice some techniques such as phrasing, variation and ornamentation. We also take a look at lilting and how the tempo of the song can affect techniques.

You will have the chance to practice each song along with me, as each video has captions and also to practice the techniques that are shown to you throughout,

Irish traditional singing is a rare art-form and has many unique characteristics. Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, the biggest promoter of Irish Traditional Music runs competitions each year, called Fleadh Cheoil, where musicians, singers and dancers can compete against each other in different age-categories, with a view to winning an All-Ireland title in their competition. I have won titles at this level and you may be interested in competing as Comhaltas has many branches internationally – so some of these songs might suit you for such competitions.

Maybe, you just want to set yourself a challenge to learn a song or to gain deeper understanding of this particular type of singing. You may also be interested in the historical details of the songs. Whatever your motivation is, this is a unique opportunity to learn something interesting and challenging.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who would like to explore the area of Irish Traditional singing and also those who may get therapeutic benefits from singing.
  • Established singers who may like to diversify
  • Singers from other cultures who might like to compare singing styles
  • Singers interested in entering Irish Traditional singing competitions
  • Traditional singers who wish to add to their repertoire
  • Beginners who wish to try singing
  • Anyone who loves to sing just for the joy of singing

Course content

  • Introduction to Traditional Irish singing
  • Working on ornamentation
  • Variation and a little bit of lilting!
  • Phrasing and looking at the language in ballads
  • Origin of songs and how they travelled
  • A parting song to end the session
  • Congratulations!

12 reviews for Learn how to sing 9 traditional Irish songs

  1. Luis Brito

    I can definitely see this course helping breaking through that initial barrier when it comes to learning a programming language. I’m positive I’ll finish it and hopefully master python by then.

  2. Abdallah Galal Abouhussein

    I would like to share my personnel experience, i`m very pleased and happy for taking this impressive course because Dr. Angela always makes it simple and easy to understand and always makes a precaution section before or after any bug that may appear to some students and also write or record the solution for us, and each word she said is very real and easy to understand.
    Thanks Dr. Angela
    Abdallah Galal

  3. Jiaqing Fan

    Very good course. Dr Angela explains things very clearly. The exercises are interactive and helpful.

    Angela’s voice is like ASMR in most lessons. So you won’t lose focus?

  4. Jaime Sánchez Blanco

    Every concept is very well explained so you can assimilate it, and the teacher insists in practicing daily to get the habit of programming. It really motivates to keep studying and practicing every day.

  5. Bradley Carouthers

    3 days in and I’ve already learned more than other training programs where I’ve put months in. Her teaching style is both efficient and effective.

    Edit: Now on day 29 and the course has held up my expectations and hopes. The rise in complexity is not too sharp, and every day feels like an accomplishment. Angela takes her time to explain things without rushing, yet is able to pack tons of information in nuggets of time.

    Still recommend supplemental exposure for a more wholesome grasp. Though, this should be quite enough

  6. Tommy Prévost

    Very good course.

    PROs: lots of coding exercises, clear explanations, great examples, adapted to 2021’s reality.

    CONs: past the first 30 lessons, many similar coding hands-on.

  7. Quang Tu

    I love all the lectures and challenges of this course. I finally find myself in love with coding. This is definitely a fun course. Thank you Angela for this great course.

  8. Fortunate Eze

    This course is nothing short of AMAZING. The level of love and sincere desire to see students succeed present in this course is a rare sight. This course is fun, it’s challenging, it’s suspense-filled, it makes you feel good about yourself solving those challenges. You don’t take this course and memorise codes, you take it and you know what you’re doing because you literally do it yourself.

    It couldn’t possibly be any more obvious that Angela brought out her whole heart, time, energy and resources to give us a course that if priced based on it’s value, many of us certainly can’t afford. I mean, she kept advising and encouraging us to keep going, because she knows the road could get bumpy, she made a few jokes and used funny animations so we smile along the way keeping it fun. Why some people can’t see this and would rather subscribe to trying to bend courses to fit their own personal preferences is beyond me, but I guess people will always be people.

    Dear Angela, I cannot speak for everyone but I certainly can speak for myself and I’m saying thank you. The efforts you put into making this course outstanding didn’t go unnoticed.

    Let as many of us as appreciate your efforts make you happy and energize you to create more life changing courses for us.


  9. Chendaniel

    Just the course fits me. Learn by doing, it is easy to start and just follow the flow and at day 15 you realized how to program in Python. Then the magic happen. I am on day 27 and I am looking forward to start a new section everyday.

  10. Caspar Cheng

    Angela is my favourite teacher on Udemy, her courses always come with clear and concise demonstration, make it really easy to understand the content. Meanwhile, she also provide a lot of tips to encourage us moving further on the way of coding. I’m definitely a super fan of her. I had finished her web development boot camp and now I’m learning Python 100 days of code. This course is amazing as she provided one particular project for each day’s learning, which is, really useful and handy. Also, those projects are really interesting and won’t let me feel disappointed about myself. Although some of them are a little bit difficult, they’re still resolvable after some struggling and searching online. I’ll recommend this course for those who really want to learn Python well and write real python projects from scratch!

  11. Jonas Weber

    The course was awesome in the first half! Really helped me to get back to programming and learning new techniques. Also the course got way to much focused on web development in the second half, which I’m not really interested in and is redundand to your dedicated web development course. The lack of videos in the last quarter was rather sad. I really would’ve liked some video explanations for pandas and matplotlib. The challenges and capstone projects were great and challenging!
    All in all I can really recommend this course for beginners and those who want to learn python and/or get back to programming!

  12. Rohit Prasad

    Angela is the best teacher I have ever experienced. The way she explains all the topics and makes use of it in the projects is commendable. Thank you so much Angela for this course.

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