Introduction to Bodhrán with Scott Morrison

Saturdays, January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST

This 4 week class for beginners will introduce students to the world of the bodhrán. Students will learn to play reels and jigs, as well as how to take care of the instrument. Students will also learn basic patterns and techniques and apply them to real-time sessions, playing all types of Celtic music. Scott’s extensive expertise in Scottish and Irish culture shines through in the larger historical context he provides alongside instrumental instruction.

Participants are expected to have their own drums and tippers.


Online: Class will be held on the free Zoom video conferencing app. You will need a laptop with a webcam, or a smartphone or tablet (please have Zoom installed and tested before you join the session). SMT will send instructions via email for joining the Zoom event 1-2 days before the session. If you do not see the instructions, please check your spam folder. You may also email us. Please note that we do not provide refunds for students who cannot find the link.

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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  • Start Date
    January 22, 2022 1:00 pm
  • End Date
    February 12, 2022 2:00 pm
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