Intermediate Bodhrán Class with Scott Morrison

Saturdays, September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 11:00 – 12:00 PM

This 4 week class is for intermediate bodhrán players. Students will learn to play reels, jigs, and hornpipes. Extensive work will be done on the ‘roll’ and applying it to all three tune types. Time permitting, we may also branch into marches, slip jigs, and waltzes. Students will spend more time playing along in a simulated session, with Scott leading on tin whistle. Scott’s extensive expertise in Scottish and Irish culture shines through in the larger historical context he provides alongside instrumental instruction.


– beginner bodhrán or previous bodhrán experience


– instructor is fully vaccinated
– mask protocols from the instructor will be observed during the class


The Porch at the House of Musical Traditions
7010 Westmoreland Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

We will be outdoors when weather permits and otherwise virtual. We will make the call about outdoors vs. virtual 24 hours in advance.

SCOTT MORRISON – In addition to regular workshops at HMT, Scott Morrison has taught at Appalachian Bluegrass in Catonsville, the Gaelic College in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and at various Celtic festivals in MD, VA and PA. Scott holds a B.S. in Music from Frostburg State University, with a double concentration in K-12 Music Education and Percussion Performance.  He also holds a B.A. in Scottish Gaelic: Language and Culture from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig which is a part of the University of Highlands and Islands system in Scotland.  He has been running his own music school, “Rimshots” (based in Elkridge, MD) for 20 years and he is co-founder and Head Instructor/Curriculum designer for the Sgoil Gàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhòir (Baltimore Scottish Gaelic School) which was established in 2015.  Scott has been appearing on the D.C./Baltimore Celtic music scene on a regular basis since 2001 playing with such Celtic luminaries and bands as; Billy McComisky, Skylark, Big Blow and the Bushwackers, The Devil’s Tailors, and hundreds of private and public music sessions.

$150 for 4 sessions

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