MUSIC ACADEMY

Montelago Celtic Music School Project 2017

The Music Academy and its beloved Maestros returns to Montelago once again.

Introductory-level courses offer participants the opportunity to begin to play the instrument immediately, and to handle and observe at close quarters the stringed instruments made by Master luthiers in their gazebos. It’s a golden opportunity for those who want to be true participants in the magic world of Celtic music … along with one new development: a Scottish bagpipe masterclass on Saturday morning conducted by two of the leading Scottish pipers and composers on the contemporary folk music scene – Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton.

 

CELTIC HARP with Katia Ambra Zunino

Classes are designed for everyone, children and adults alike. Lessons cover technique, repertoire, and the styles & embellishments used in the ancient & traditional music of the Nordic region. Students can also improvise by adding vocal accompaniment. Some Celtic harps will be available for those making reservations (€ 5 per harp).

BASIC COURSE for those who’ve never played the harp (or any other instrument) and would like to try!
INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED COURSE for those who are already familiar with the instrument and would like to specialize their repertoire.

Info & reservations here [hyperlink] or directly at the Harp Gazebo.

 

SCOTTISH BAGPIPES with Lorenzo Forconi, Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton

A Festival fixture, Lorenzo brings extensive experience from Scotland, both in terms of his music and his lutemaking.

BASIC COURSE for those who’ve never played the bagpipes. During the course, students learn to handle the instrument and can buy the practice chanter (studio instrument).

MASTER CLASS: reserved for those who already play the instrument at an advanced level. Taught by instructors coming directly from Scotland, Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton. Max 10 students.

Info & reservations here [hyperlink] or directly at the Bagpipe Gazebo.

 

ACOUSTIC GUITAR CELTIC STYLE with Gabriele Possenti

Style and sophistication – the mastery of a superb guitarist in the six-string world of Celtic music. In collaboration with guitar exhibitor McIlroy Guitars, Gabriele once again affords us the opportunity of experiencing this popular instrument in a unique light!

Info & reservations here [hyperlink] or directly at the Guitar Gazebo.

 

TIN WHISTLE with Iain Alexander Marr

Master of an amazing class of whistles – typical metal flute with six holes – the leader of The Sidh returns to Montelago, ready to reveal more tricks and secrets of his extraordinary technique. The basic course includes the option to purchase an instrument at a very popular price. In addition, one of the music world’s most prominent whistle manufacturers, Colin Goldie, returns with his celebrated flutes.

Info & reservations here [hyperlink] or directly at the Whistle Gazebo.

 

ACCORDION with Federico Cippitelli

Essential instrument for the new Celtic tradition, the accordion – which first emerged from the territories of central Italy – has become a star in Ireland and Scotland, where it has discovered a new vitality. A vehicle for numerous musical experiments, the accordion has helped to define the new boundaries of Celtic music, while Marche continues to be a reference point for musicians and accordion makers. Montelago could therefore simply not ignore the connection between these various musical traditions, and hosts one of the greatest masters of the accordion. For those who do not have their own instrument, accordions for the course are supplied by Baffetti Accordions.

Info & reservations here [hyperlink] or directly at the Accordion Gazebo.



WHEN AND WHERE?

4 August 09:00 Music Gazebo

Permanent lutemaking exposition (for the duration of the festival)

 

4 August 15:00 Bagpipe Gazebo

Scottish bagpipes with Lorenzo Forconi

 

4 August 15:00 Guitar Gazebo

Acoustic Guitar Celtic Style with Gabriele Possenti

 

4 August 15:00 Whistle Gazebo

Tin whistle with Iain Alexander Marr

 

4 August 15:00 Accordion Gazebo

Accordion with Federico Cippitelli

 

4 August 15:00 Harp Gazebo

Harp with Katia Zunino

 

4 August 17:00 Bagpipe Gazebo

Scottish bagpipes with Lorenzo Forconi

 

4 August 17:00 Guitar Gazebo

Acoustic Guitar Celtic Style with Gabriele Possenti

 

4 August 17:00 Whistle Gazebo

Tin whistle with Iain Alexander Marr

 

4 August 17:00 Accordion Gazebo

Accordion with Federico Cippitelli

 

5 August 10:30 Bagpipe Gazebo

Masterclass: Scottish bagpipes with Ali Hutton & Ross Ainslie

 

5 August 10:30 Guitar Gazebo

Acoustic Guitar Celtic Style with Gabriele Possenti

 

5 August 10:30 Whistle Gazebo

Tin whistle with Iain Alexander Marr

 

5 August 10:30 Accordion Gazebo

Accordion with Federico Cippitelli

 

5 August 10:30 Harp Gazebo

Harp with Katia Zunino

 

5 August 15:00 Bagpipe Gazebo

Scottish bagpipes with Lorenzo Forconi

 

5 August 15:00 Guitar Gazebo

Acoustic Guitar Celtic Style with Gabriele Possenti

 

5 August 15:00 Whistle Gazebo

Tin whistle with Iain Alexander Marr

 

5 August 15:00 Accordion Gazebo

Accordion with Federico Cippitelli

 

5 August 17:00 Bagpipe Gazebo

Scottish bagpipes with Lorenzo Forconi

 

5 August 17:00 Guitar Gazebo

Acoustic Guitar Celtic Style with Gabriele Possenti

 

5 August 17:00 Whistle Gazebo

Tin whistle with Iain Alexander Marr

 

5 August 17:00 Accordion Gazebo

Accordion with Federico Cippitelli

Where

When

04 August 09.00

MUSIC ACADEMY Permanent exhibition of lute manufacturing (for the entire duration of the festival)

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
04 August 15.00

MUSIC ACADEMY Scottish Bagpipes with Lorenzo Forconi

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
04 August 15.00

MUSIC ACADEMY Accordion with Federico Cippitelli

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
04 August 15.00

MUSIC ACADEMY Celtic Harp with Katia Zunino

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
04 August 15.00

MUSIC ACADEMY Acoustic Guitar Celtic Style with Gabriele Possenti

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
04 August 15.00

MUSIC ACADEMY Tin Whistle with Iain Alexander Marr

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
04 August 17.00

MUSIC ACADEMY Scottish Bagpipes with Lorenzo Forconi

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
04 August 17.00

MUSIC ACADEMY Tin Whistle with Iain Alexander Marr

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
04 August 17.00

MUSIC ACADEMY Acoustic Guitar Celtic Style with Gabriele Possenti

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
04 August 17.00

MUSIC ACADEMY Accordion with Federico Cippitelli

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
05 August 10.30

MUSIC ACADEMY Accordion with Federico Cippitelli

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
05 August 10.30

MUSIC ACADEMY Acoustic Guitar Celtic Style with Gabriele Possenti

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
05 August 10.30

MUSIC ACADEMY Tin Whistle with Iain Alexander Marr

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
05 August 10.30

MUSIC ACADEMY Celtic Harp with Katia Zunino

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
05 August 10.30

MUSIC ACADEMY Master class: Scottish Bagpipes with Ali Hutton and Ross Ainslie

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
05 August 15.00

MUSIC ACADEMY Scottish Bagpipes with Lorenzo Forconi

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
05 August 15.00

MUSIC ACADEMY Accordion with Federico Cippitelli

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
05 August 15.00

MUSIC ACADEMY Acoustic Guitar Celtic Style with Gabriele Possenti

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
05 August 15.00

MUSIC ACADEMY Tin Whistle with Iain Alexander Marr

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
05 August 17.00

MUSIC ACADEMY Acoustic Guitar Celtic Style with Gabriele Possenti

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
05 August 17.00

MUSIC ACADEMY Scottish Bagpipes with Lorenzo Forconi

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
05 August 17.00

MUSIC ACADEMY Tin Whistle with Iain Alexander Marr

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
05 August 17.00

MUSIC ACADEMY Accordion with Federico Cippitelli

MUSIC GAZEBOS MUSIC GAZEBOS
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