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Song Lessons Lessons From OAIM

Song is the most accessible of all instruments as we all have a voice!  The Irish tradition is rich in singing with thousands of native love songs, pub songs, songs of immigration, songs in Gaelic and songs in English.  Here at OAIM we have forty tutorials packed with a rich variety of songs for you to learn. From well known lively pub songs to Gaelic songs from the Sean-Nós Tradition or ballads of a historical significance.

‘Traditional Song’ ( English language)  and ‘Songs in Irish Gaelic’ are both taught by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, one of the most well known and influential singers in Ireland today.

‘Popular Irish Pub Songs’ is taught be West Clare singer and guitarist Jon O’Connell.  He also teaches the guitar accompaniment along with these songs.

OAIM song tutorials focus on enunciation, tone, techinque, phrasing and breathing.  By taking these lessons, you will also gain a richer knowledge of Irish culture and tradition.

OAIM Song Lessons Courses

Irish Song Technique

Most of the repertoire taught in this twelve lesson course is from the Irish singing tradition. A few Scottish and English songs will also feature. There will be a mixture of well known and more unusual songs. Themes will include songs of emigration and exile, love songs and humorous songs. Along with the teaching of the songs, attention will also be paid to the following aspects of vocal technique: tone, breathing, ornamentation, phrasing and the improvement of vocal strength and range. By the end of the course, the student will have developed a broad and varied repertoire of Irish folk [.. Read More]

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Songs in Irish Gaelic

Songs in the Irish language are beautiful to listen to, however it is a challenge for anyone to access these songs, unless they have a good understanding of the Gaelic language.  In her course ‘Songs in Irish Gaelic’, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh makes these  songs  more accessible to both the Irish learner and the non Irish speaker.   She gives background information for each of the songs before breaking down the pronunciation of each phrase slowly. She then puts the melody to the words and gives expert advice on ornamentation, phrasing, breathing and other singing techniques.  This course is not only fantastic for music learners but also [.. Read More]

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Welcome to OAIM
Online Academy of Irish Music

  • Would you like to become a better musician or singer?
  • Are you on the path to mastering your instrument but need some top technique tips?
  • Are you interested in beginning a journey into Irish music and want to get off to a great start?
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