Learn to accompany jigs and reels and other traditional Irish dance tunes in the style pioneered by Irish guitar greats. Sign up for updates here.
by Dan Gabel
May 15, 2019
We're excited to announce that our latest guitar course, Irish Backup Guitar with Flynn Cohen, will launch in just a few weeks. In this new course, Flynn will teach you how to accompany jigs and reels and other traditional Irish dance tunes in the style pioneered by Irish guitar greats Paul Brady, Mícheál Ó Dhomhnaill, and Dáithí Sproule and used at Irish seisiúns. You'’ll learn essential chord voicings and rhythm patterns, and we include practice tracks so you can work on your accompaniment with a melody player.
Acoustic guitar and mandolin player Flynn Cohen has performed all over the world with many notable acts in traditional and contemporary acoustic music. He can be seen in concert with the American folk band Low Lily (formerly known as Annalivia), and legendary Irish accordion player John Whelan, as well as in duo shows playing music from his four solo albums.
He has performed at the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City. A former guitar student of John Renbourn, Davey Graham, Scott Nygaard, and Paul Binkley, Flynn has degrees in music from Dartington College of Arts in Devon, England, and Mills College in Oakland, California. He taught for many years in the Music Departments at Keene State College in New Hampshire and Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.
You can sign up for email updates about the launch of Irish Backup Guitar by submitting your email address in the form below, and we'll keep you informed about when you can sign up. We hope you'll join us!
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