Workshops

Ensemble – Paul Dangl

Eingeladen sind alle MusikerInnen , die Spaß am gemeinsamen Musizieren haben, ihr Instrument schon ein paar Jahre spielen und gerne nach Gehör lernen – ALLE  Instrumente, chromatisch, diatonisch oder pentatonisch – sind herzlichst willkommen!

der musikalische Bogen kann sich dabei von Skandinavien über Schottland und Irland bis hin zur amerikanischen Old Time und Bluegrass-Musik spannen, Singen mit oder ohne Instrument ist eine Leidenschaft, die ich bei diesem Workshop auch gerne mit Euch teilen möchte – ich werde einige ruhige, wilde, bizarre Tunes mitbringen, die wir dann – je nach Instrumentierung – gemeinsam arrangieren werden.

Irish Fiddle – Siobhán Peoples

Being one of the foremost traditional fiddlers in Ireland today, Siobhán has a unique and outstanding style with a strong emphasis on rhythm/groove. She will pass on her expertise on bowing, phrasing and ornamentation to learners of all levels. She will take from her vast repertoire of popular session tunes as well as old and contemporary rare gems from Clare and beyond. We are thrilled to finally have her over to teach at the TMW for the first time!

Fiddle, Whistle – Antonia Wernig

Fiddle: At my fiddle class all levels are welcome, but it will be most suitable for those who like to improve their rhythm and groove. We will use simple irish jigs and reels, and look at more detail at what „makes them swing“ and how this can be achieved when playing the fiddle. If you would like to prepare yourself, chose a couple of recordings of your favourite irish traditional fiddle player, and listen very closely to the rhythm. Try to feel the swing in the tunes.
Please note this class will be held in addition to Siobhán´s class, if there are enough numbers to split up the fiddlers into two groups.

Whistle: In addition to John´s class I will be available to beginners of the whistle, who feel they cannot benefit from his class as it is too advanced. Please note this class will only come together from a minimum of 5 participants.

Irish Flute & Whistle – John Kelly

As John is no stranger to the Trad Music Workshop Lockenhaus, we are delighted to have him back again this year. His well experienced teaching techniques are in high demand amongst our flute and whistle students. This class will be suitable for medium to advanced players, and will cover new repertoire, breathing techniques, ornamentation and phrasing for both flute and whistle.

Guitar – Kevin Dempsey

The guitar course this year will focus on enjoyment and improvement. We will be looking at both fingerstyle and plectrum techniques, plus some percussive effects. We will learn some interesting additions to familiar chords, plus some practice tips and for the ‚lead‘ players chord/scale relationships. All of the above will be taught in the performance of songs or tunes.

Song – Susan Coleman

In this workshop, Susan will cover songs in both the English and Irish language. These will include songs from the sean-nós tradition (old-style Irish singing) and English traditional ballads rooted in the Irish tradition, Scotland and beyond. She will also discuss aspects of history in relation to songs covered whilst also teaching technique and style distinctive of the Irish song tradition.

Trad For Kids – Daniel Moser

In meinem Kurs wird viel getanzt, gesungen, gespielt und zugehört! Simple Melodien, Bodypercussion, Kreistänze, Cercle Songs und lustige Spiele aus der Welt des Improtheaters. Ich freue mich auf Euch!

Uilleann Pipes – Simon Pfisterer

This workshop is going to be focused around traditional pieces out of the classic piping repertoire as well as tunes that are not commonly played on the uilleann pipes but suit the instrument and help working on ornamentation and variation. Everyone is welcome who already has experience on the instrument; if enough people are interested, there is also the possibility to work on regulator playing.

You do not have to be able to read sheet music to attend this workshop even though it might be helpful. Bringing a recording device with you is adviced.