Bodhrán masterclass with Ruairi Glasheen

Bodhrán masterclass with Ruairi Glasheen 24Oct

The bodhrán is the heartbeat of Irish music.

In this interactive workshop you’ll learn the fundamentals of playing this awesome instrument, with plenty of emphasis on fun!

Led by award winning internationally-renowned Irish percussionist -Ruairi Glasheen- participants will explore the history of how this dynamic instrument is played, teamed with a range of technical and musical skills, including how to play along to both jigs and reels. No musical experience necessary and bodhráns are provided!

Obsessed by drums and rhythm from an early age, Ruairi made his musical debut on the Irish bodhrán aged 4. Graduating with first-class honours from The Royal College of Music (2013) he was also recipient of the President’s Award. Ruairi leads a diverse career in music, performing with numerous artists and ensembles, collaborating with arts organisations to create high impact and inclusive education projects as well as being in demand as a presenter, workshop leader and facilitator.

Find out more about Ruairi at

There are two workshops on this day, one at 10am and one at 12.30pm; both last between 90mins and 2hours. The earlier session will be better for younger learners; the afternoon session for adults. Both are bookable using the ‘Book Now’ button; please be sure to select the session that most suits the particpant.

Please note: The Liverpool Philharmonic are also selling tickets for this event. Due to the nature of the event, spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

This event contributes to the Festival’s Family, Nook and Cranny Spaces and Heritage work strands. ❤️📍🔱

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24 October 2022

90-120min sessions beginning at 10am and 12.30pm.


Liverpool Philharmonic, the Music Room
Sugnall Street
L1 9BP

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