Singer Aoife Doyle joining Limerick Jazz Workshops

Aoife Doyle and band

LIMERICK Jazz Workshops are recruiting for its weekly classes, from which its Little Big Band is formed for episodic performances. Saxophonist Ed Hansom handles this training and improvisation classes for the jazz society and asks, are you a singer or instrumentalist interested in learning how to play jazz? Look forward to a new season of coming together to learn, jam and sing, with gifted recording and performance artist Aoife Doyle now leading the singing unit.

Ed Hansom on sax at Bannatyne Mill,
Photo: Sean Curtin/ True Media

“Or do you know somebody with a lot of musical ability and nowhere to play? Our ensemble-based format is a great way to learn and allows students to apply their existing skills in a practical way leading up to a live performance at the end of each semester. We cater for all levels of experience once you have some basic facility on your instrument and are prepared to put in a reasonable amount of practice.”

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Classes will take place as usual at the Learning Hub Limerick in Kileely.  As well as regular ensembles there are specialised classes for beginners, singers and our Little Big Band. Schedule as follows:

6.45pm-7.45pm Beginners, Singers, Little Big Band

7.45pm-9.45pm Regular Ensemble Classes

The semester starts on September 24 and runs on Tuesday evenings until December 3 with our end of term performance on Thursday December 5, in Dolan’s Upstairs.

“We are delighted to welcome Aoife Doyle as our new singing teacher, and we are also considering adding a theory class depending on the level of interest,” Ed tells us. “Fees are €15 per session, including the gig for a total of €180 (concessions €10/€120 total). Normally half the total cost is payable upfront.

“We also have a junior workshop that takes place on Saturday mornings at the Peter Dee Academy of Music, O’Connell Street.”

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