Monday, 9 January 2012

Patrick Ourceau in Kingston - 27-29 January

Patrick Ourceau Fiddle Immersion Weekend and Concert
  • Irish Fiddle immersion weekend - January 27-29,  $125 (includes concert)
  • House Concert - Saturday, January 28. 8:00 p.m: Concert: $20 advance, $25 at the door 
Patrick Ourceau is a virtuoso on the fiddle, an avid student of the old masters, and a particular specialist in the style and repertoire of Clare and East Galway.

The usual reminder, a house is just a house and only holds so many (about 45, with many seats taken by the workshop musicians) and our house concerts normally sell out - reserve early.

The $125 immersion covers classes all day Saturday, concert and session Saturday night, and a half-day class on Sunday.

Since moving to North America, Patrick Ourceau has performed with many U.S.-based musicians, including the legendary accordion players James Keane and Paddy O'Brien, concertina wizard John Williams, and the band Celtic Thunder. In June 1999, Patrick joined the Tulla Céilí Band on their last U.S. tour, and for the three years performed regularly with former Tulla Céilí Band accordion player Andrew McNamara. In recent years, however, Patrick's main concert partner was Gearóid ÓhAllmhuráin, a renowned County Clare concertina player now living in Montreal. Together with Gearóid, Patrick performed in concert and at festivals all across Europe and North America. In 1999, they released Tracin', a critically acclaimed duet recording faithful to the style and repertoire of the older generation of traditional musicians in Clare and East Galway. Patrick now plays in the band 'Chulrua' with Paddy O'Brien and Pat Egan. More at

Reservations can be made by e-mailing

Payments can be made at any of the Kingston sessions or Harp of Tara events or by Interac e-mail money transfer to harpoftara@gmail.comif you have internet banking.

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