The course will run in full with ten workshops. Each workshop will be ninety minutes long and students can expect to learn a new song each session. Pronunciation, melody, and historical context will all be explained. Students will also have the opportunity to recieve one-on-one critiques.
In the winter of 2011 Kyle Carey traveled to Western Ireland to record her debut album, ‘Monongah’. Produced by Donogh Hennessy (Lùnasa) and featuring some of the finest in Celtic music. In the summer of 2011 ‘Monongah’ shot to #8 on the July Folk DJ Charts, making Kyle the #10 artist for the summer of 2011. She followed the success of her album with a North Eastern tour alongside Cape Breton fiddler Rosie MacKenzie (The Cottars).
By year’s end, ‘Monongah’ had landed on a number of ‘Best of 2011′ lists, including ‘The Celtic Show’ in Atlanta, Georgia,’The Celtic Show’ in Alberta CA, ‘Celtic Connections Radio Show’ in Carbondale IL, folk radio show ‘The Waking Hour’ in Tampa FL, the ‘Hudson River Sampler’ on New York’s WAMC, and number eight of ‘Johnny’s Garden’ Top 20 Releases of 2011, the Netherlands’ premier music blog. ‘Monongah’ was also chosen as a Top Critics Pick of 2011 on World Music Central.org.
Kyle Carey spent her earliest years in the Alaskan Bush, where her parents were teachers and where she found herself immersed in the Yupik language and its songs, and where she developed an affinity for rare languages. After graduating from college, Kyle traveled up to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, on a Fulbright fellowship to study Gaelic language and song.
Following her Fulbright year, Kyle went to the Isle of Skye in Scotland, there deepening her study of Gaelic song and achieving fluency in the language. Under the tutelage of songstress Christine Primrose—a native of the Isle of Lewis, and one of Scotland’s respected traditional singers—she learned the secrets of pronunciation and tone that distinguish such singers in their delivery of a traditional Gaelic song.
Thus far, Kyle has taugh Gaelic song workshops at the Club Passim School of Music, the Blue Ridge Irish Music School, the Saltwater Celtic Festival, and the Glengarry Highland Games. She also offers private tuition through phone and Skype while on tour.
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