Workshops

Uilleann Pipes – Matt Bashford

This workshop is going to be suitable for intermediate and advanced players. We will look into traditional ornaments and variations, and build on our repertoire.
All beginners please contact the organisers for possible beginner´s classes.

Fiddle – Ruaridh Macmillan

West Coast and Highland Style Scottish Fiddle workshop, exploring repertoire, bowing and ornaments – classes will be taught by ear, with sheet music provided at the end of  the class.

Flute & Whistle – John Kelly

This class will be suitable for intermediate and advanced players of the Flute and the Tin Whistle in the key of D. You will need to have at least basic skills on your instruments and a rudimentary repertoire in order to benefit from this class. However, there will also be a lot to learn for the advanced players.

Accordion – Colin Nicholson

Colin’s workshops will focus on Scottish and Irish tunes, ornamentation and left hand accompaniment. The classes will be tailored to the group ability, so please feel free to come and join in!

Bodhrán – Dave Boyd

Dave’s teaching will combine medium level technique for bodhrán – tipper styles, common rhythmic structures and phrasing in Irish music, and a holistic approach to holding and playing the drum. There will be an emphasis on developing musicality and listening.
Bodhráns are available for the duration of the class, provided by Eckermann Drums (please indicate this in your registration).

Guitar – Kevin Dempsey

The workshop will include: chords and chord extensions, plectrum technique, fingerstyle technique and how to combine the two. Looking at intros and outros. Scales and modes. Accompaniment of songs and tunes.

Song – Kevin Dempsey

Kevin will share samples taken from his abundant repertoire of songs he gathered during his long career as a guitarist and singer.

Trad For Kids – Mirjam Bauer

During this workshop we will learn and play traditional melodies from across the world. We will have fun exploring the different characteristics and styles of the various songs. If you are between 5 and 12 years old you are welcome to bring your instrument if you have some basic idea how to play it. If you don’t play an instrument you can of course bring your voice, your hands, feet…. We will all share our ideas and make the music happen right there.