Laurence Nugent: Biography and Class Description
Laurence Nugent, “Is one of Irish music’s recognized master musicians ,”- Irish Music Magazine. Traditional music circles know Laurence from his extensive touring, performing worldwide with Ireland’s finest musicians and from his critically acclaimed CDs: Laurence Nugent, Two For Two, and The Windy Gap, where he was joined by Irish music legends like Kevin Burke, Martin Hayes, Liz Carroll, Arty McGlynn etc. Laurence is also well acquainted with the competitive side of things, having won his fair share of the prizes on the flute and tin whistle in both junior and senior divisions at the Fleadh Cheoil. ” Nugent plays ages-old reels, jigs and hornpipes with amazing speed and dexterity, but what really sets him apart is his innate lyricism. “-The Chicago Tribune
The focus of this class is about the tunes, how to play them, the history, and the people behind them. Laurence will demonstrate the fundamentals of ornamentation, phrasing, and rhythm within the Irish flute tradition. Laurence also addresses the many ways a student can approach practice that promotes improvement and a greater understanding of traditional music.