Bodhran Lesson with Mike Austin

Mike Austin has been an Old Town School of Irish Music instructor since 2000. He began playing drums at age 5 and played drums in school concert bands and garage rock bands until high school. In college, Austin changed his focus exclusively to Irish traditional music, which he first experienced as a teenager during a trip to Ireland with his family. Since then he has been a featured performer at several major music festivals in the United States and Ireland, and has appeared in venues ranging from cozy pubs to Chicago’s Orchestra Hall. He also plays with Irish Fest band, The Boils.

Bodhrán lessons with Mike Austin are Saturday, July 7 from 4:30pm-5:30pm and students can bring their own bodhrán or use the ones provided at the lesson.