Songwriting (2-day Evening Workshop)
Mon 8 July to Tue 9 July 2013
Acute sensitivity, more than a divine gift, is the true springboard of sculpting a fine song. During this workshop, we will discuss the “editing” process and how refining and bringing a starkness of truth and an accessiblilty to a song is all-important.The “flash from the blue” moment of inspiration will be discussed. We will look at the more common signs of poor songwriting and strive to make students aware of lyrical and musical cliches to avoid.
Jimmy Crowley has been a central figure in the Irish folk scene since the enthusiastic reception of his debut album “The Boys of Fairhill” in 1977. With his band Stokers Lodge, he presented street ballads of Cork city complimented by folk songs of the rural hinterland of Cork and Kerry in an exciting orchestration of instruments and in their native accent. Crowley established himself not just as a tradition bearer, but also as a stylish songwriter. His song about the sailing ship Asgard, My Love is a Tall Ship, was used in the documentary film on the Tall Ships’ Race made by RTÉ..
Jimmy is also an educator of music and songwriting skills. A regular at the famous Catskills workshop in America and also Augusta Irish Celtic Week, Jimmy is currently working on his fourteenth album.
To book, click here to do so online, or contact the West Cork Music Box Office.
Address: 13 Glengarriff Road, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland
Phone: +353 (0)27 52788/9
LoCall: 1850 788 789