A Family of Musicians
In a Cello Museum interview, Clíodhna talked about how she got into playing Celtic music:
My grandfather was a traditional Irish fiddler, and my great uncle – there was a lot of music in the family. My grandfather died before I was born, but the music was definitely there. And then the next generation, my parents’ generation, played classical music.
At the time, growing up in Ireland, there was a big divide – it’s still there – that you were one or the other [type of musician], and there was no way the camps would meet. I’m immersed in the Irish culture; I have an Irish name, I went to an all Irish school, and I love the tradition, but there was nobody playing the cello – and I wanted to play the cello!
In her Cello Guild course, An Introduction to the Celtic Cello, in addition to the instructional videos, you’ll receive a PDF booklet that includes sheet music to three Celtic tunes, including “The Skye Boat Song,” which some of you may know as the theme to Outlander.
In addition, you can purchase her book of Celtic Cello Duets and more sheet music from her website.
Celtic Cello Club
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