We run an extensive programme of courses and workshops for adults and children at the Hawk's Well Theatre throughout the year.. For a list of our upcoming courses, visit our workshops page.
Connaught Flute Styles - Flute players of all ages interested in improving their technique and expanding their repertoire will enjoy this very special workshop series. Led by renowned traditional flute players Stephen Doherty, Liam Kelly and John Wynne these workshops offer participants a flavour of different flute styles and tunes from around the province. The course recently ran from late Jan – Feb 2022, in both intermediate and advanced sessions. Click here for more.
Accompaniment of Traditional Irish Music - It is often said that a good accompanist will enhance the playing of others and there are few better at this in Irish music than Seamie O’Dowd. This workshop course looks at his unique take on the accompaniment of Irish music. Designed for intermediate to advanced guitarists of all ages, Seamie will be teaching in the dropped D guitar tuning and will look at guitar chord choices, voicing, and rhythms. This course also ran in Jan –Feb 2022. Click here for more info.
Song Accompaniment with Seamie O’Dowd - Song accompaniment can make all the difference to a performance and Seamie O’Dowd is certainly one of this country’s experts at painting a musical background that best suits the song at hand. In this workshops series he will take an in-depth look at song accompaniment in DADGAD tuning, exploring a multitude of styles - from folk, traditional Irish and American music to blues, rock and contemporary originals. Taking place dueing late Jan – late Feb 2022, this course was suitable for intermediate to advanced guitarists of all ages. Click here for more info.
Fiddle Styles with Brid Harper, Liz Kane and Siobhan Peoples - Fiddle players of all ages interested in improving their technique and expanding their repertoire will enjoy this very special workshop series. Led by renowned traditional fiddlers Brid Harper, Liz Kane and Siobhan Peoples, these workshops offer participants a flavour of different fiddle styles and tunes from around the country. Happening Jan – 3 Mar 2022, find out more, here.
The Hawk's Well Theatre hosts many literary-themed workshops for adults throughout the year. Regular literary workshops include sessions with writers Brian Leyden and Carlo Gebler, and poetry workshops with Jane Clarke.
The Essentials of Writing with Brian Leyden - Taking place from late Jan – early Mar 2022, Brian Leyden’s six-week series of creative writing sessions guided attendees through the writing process with the care, expertise, and openness for which he is renowned. Whether getting started or eager to advance your abilities, these workshops provided an encouraging and enjoyable opportunity to bring a fresh eye to what you write, and gather essential knowhow to keep you writing. Find out more, here.
Playwriting with Bob Kelly - Delivered via Zoom, this course is suitable for novice or budding playwrights whether you’re interested in full-length plays, musicals, short plays, or other forms. Running from early Feb - early Mar 2022, click here for more info.