The Trad Music Workshop is an annual gathering of musicians, singers and dancers eager to learn traditional music at Castle Lockenhaus. 2024 will be the 15th gathering! There is a focus on music from Ireland and Scotland, but we also invite tutors from other countries and musical traditions to teach at Lockenhaus. So far we had music from Sweden, Poland, Denmark, Austria, Brittany and more, as well as dance workshops.

There are also a number of open music SESSIONS on the evenings throughout the weekend. If you are new to the Irish trad music session format, this is recommended reading, and you can also have a look at the online discussion on Session Etiquette

The workshops begin on Friday morning and end on Sunday evening. Classes take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (morning) and 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (afternoon). The tutors are scheduling the breaks as they see fit.

Please note that basic command of the instrument is a requirement for all classes. If you are a total beginner, please contact us in advance and we can discuss how you can benefit from the workshop.

MEALS This year we will offer one communal meal per day for all workshop participants, friends, family and guests. We would like to ask you for a € 15,- contribution per person per meal and to let us know in advance whether or not you will come to participate, so we can plan ahead (registration form). There will be a warm meal (most likely stew) on Friday, buffet (in a restaurant) on Saturday before the evening concert and a large „Music Brunch“ on Sunday during the day.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic DRINKS will be available at reasonable prices, coffee, homemade cake and snacks will also be offered during the workshop breaks to provide you with new energy. All the profits go towards the workshops, so you are helping the event by not bringing your own.