Workshops

Saturday Workshops

 Please book workshops in advance – Requires in addition the purchase of Saturday Day Ticket (BUY) or Festival Saver Ticket (BUY)

Please note that in the interests of participants, spectators are not allowed into workshops.

 

Morning workshops 10 – 11.30am

 

Carly BlainSH Workshop Room 1

Beginner Level – book tickets 

Carly Blain from Kelso will be teaching her own tunes from her new tune book, Carly Blain’s Tunes Volume 1. There are a variety of tunes in the book from beginner to advanced level with many different keys and time signatures. She will teach her tunes by ear and you can purchase a signed copy of the book for £15.

 

Pete ClarkSH Workshop Room 2 

Intermediate Level – SOLD OUT

Pete teaches privately and runs popular fiddle courses in Birnam. He also founded the annual Niel Gow Festival and coaches and conducts the Dunkeld & District Strathspey & Reel Society.  This workshop will focus on playing Slow Airs, exploring tempo, tone & expression.

 

Afternoon Workshops 12.00-1.30pm

 

Patsy Reid -SH Workshop Room 1

Int./Advanced Level – SOLD OUT

Patsy Reid is a versatile fiddle and viola player from Perthshire, specialising in performing, teaching and writing. As a teacher, Patsy incorporates classical technique into her lessons, focusing particularly on bow control, dexterity and tone. Students will also learn a melody by ear, including stylistic features such as bowing and ornamentation.

 

Daniel Thorpe -SH Workshop Room 2

Beginner Level – SOLD OUT

Originally from Inverurie but now living in Dunblane, Daniel was educated at The National Centre of Excellence in Plockton and completed his degree in Scottish Music at the RCS in Glasgow. Winner of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2010, he has gone on to teach at various projects throughout Scotland, including GFW, the RCS and YMI as well as having numerous private pupils. He also plays gigs and ceilidhs across Scotland and Europe with a number of different groups.

 

Afternoon Workshop 2-3.30pm

 

Archie McAllister -SH Workshop Room 2

Intermediate Level – SOLD OUT

Archie is a west coast fiddler from Campbeltown and has been playing fiddle now for 35 years. He has played with many bands including Jura Ceilidh Band, and Skipinnish which he is playing with at the moment. He continues to enjoy performing and passing on his skills to the younger generation. He will be accompanied by Ron Pirrie on guitar.

 

Graham MacKenzie SH Workshop Room 3

Advanced Level – SOLD OUT

Highland fiddler, Graham Mackenzie has a broad knowledge of many different musical genres and is a keen composer of traditional music. Graham’s style has been influenced by his roots in the Highlands as well as his travels to Cape Breton and Ireland where fiddle playing is very much part of the tradition. Graham’s workshop will focus on some of his own compositions which reflect these styles and will also include insights to bowing and ornamentation.

  

Sunday Workshops

Requires in addition the purchase of Sunday day ticket (BUY )  or Festival Saver Ticket (see above)

 

Morning workshops 10-11:30am

 

Amy GeddesSH Workshop Room 1

Intermediate Level – SOLD OUT

Amy will be teaching a workshop using material from her new book ‘Fyne Fiddles Volume One’ which is officially launching at this year’s festival (see Special Events). The book is made up of a suite of lessons, each using one melody to focus on different elements of fiddle technique and playing style as taught by Amy and Donald Knox on courses at Ardkinglas House in Argyll. It includes arrangements for 2 or 3 fiddles and guitar. The material is a mixture of traditional & contemporary pieces including some composed and all arranged by the authors. Donald & his guitar will be joining Amy at this workshop. Suitable for lower intermediate players and above, participants can play by ear or from music.

 

Jenna Moynihan and Mairi Chaimbeul -SH Workshop Room 2

Int./Advanced Level – SOLD OUT

Jenna (fiddle) & Màiri (harp) will teach a tune from the Appalachian Old-Time tradition. Students should be comfortable learning by ear and are strongly encouraged to bring a recording device to the class. All instruments are welcome.

 

Afternoon Workshops 12.00-1.30pm

 

Quinn Bachand – Guitar -SH Workshop Room 1

Intermediate Level – book tickets 

Although Quinn Bachand plays a range of styles that include jazz and bluegrass, it is his talents in the world of Celtic music that draw the most attention. His unique harmonies, hard-driving strumming, inventive chord voicing and powerful rhythmic effects make even the most well-worn tunes seem new and exciting. He performs with his sister Qristina and has also toured nationally and internationally with Canadian fiddling icons Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster.

Josh Pinkham – Mandolin  -SH Workshop Room 2

Intermediate Level – book tickets 

Named “the future of the mandolin” by Mandolin Magazine, and dubbed “one of the most important young improvisers on the acoustic scene today” by mandolin grandmaster David Grisman, Josh Pinkham has established himself as a striking performer, composer and recording artist.  He continues to push his mandolin into new and old territory, excelling in Bluegrass, Newgrass, Jazz and Classical music.

 

Afternoon Workshop 2-3.30pm

 

Jeremy KittelSH Workshop Room 1

Advanced Level – book tickets 

Jeremy Kittel has taught at such programs as Berklee College of Music, Belmont University, The New School, International Music Academy of Pilsen, Zurich University of the Arts, Mark O’Connor Strings Camps, the Swannanoa Gathering, and Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School. He has received numerous awards over the years, including the US National Scottish Fiddle Championship, six Detroit Music Awards and two ASTA Alternative Style awards.

Tom Oakes – DADGAD Guitar -SH Workshop Room 2

Intermediate Level – book tickets 

Tom has been principle traditional flute tutor and DADGAD guitar tutor at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow. Highly in demand as a workshop leader teaching flute, whistle, guitar (standard and DADGAD tuning), Tom has taught at numerous residential music schools including Tinto Summer School, Adult Feis Rois, The Hub’ at Cambridge Folk Festival and for the Irish Association of Paris. Tom also leads improvisation, composition and instrumental classes with the much respected Paragon Ensemble (Glasgow) where he specialises in music for children and adults with additional support needs.

 

 

EVENTARTISTVENUETIMEREQUIRED TICKETS
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WORKSHOPS
SATURDAY 17THSaturday Day Ticket
Festival Ticket
A1 - BEGINNERCARLY BLAINSH ROOM 110.00 - 11.30amAdult - £10.00
U18 - £8
BUY
A2 - INTERMEDIATE

PETE CLARKSH ROOM 210.00 - 11.00amAdult - £10.00
U18 - £8
BUY
A3 - INT/ADVANCEDPATSY REIDSH ROOM 112.00 - 1.30pmAdult - £10.00
U18 - £8
BUY
A4 - BEGINNERDANIEL THORPESH ROOM 212.00 - 1.30pmAdult - £10.00
U18 - £8
BUY
A5 - INTERMEDIATEARCHIE MCALLISTER

SH ROOM 22.00 - 3.30pmAdult - £10.00
U18 - £8
BUY
A6 - ADVANCED
GRAHAM MACKENZIESH ROOM 32.00 - 3.30pmAdult - £10.00
U18 - £8
BUY
SUNDAY 19TH NOVSunday Day Ticket
B1 - INTERMEDIATE
AMY GEDDESSH ROOM 110.00 - 11.30amAdult - £10.00
U18 - £8
BUY
B2 - INT / ADV
JENNA MOYNIHAN
MAIRI CHAIMBEUL
SH ROOM 210.00 - 11.30amAdult - £10.00
U18 - £8
BUY
B3 -
QUIN BACHAND (Guitar)SH ROOM 112.00 - 1.30pmAdult - £10.00
U18 - £8
BUY
B4 -
JOSH PINKHAM (Mandolin)SH ROOM 212.00 - 1.30pmAdult - £10.00
£8
BUY
B5 -
JEREMY KITTELSH ROOM 12.00 - 3.30pmAdult - £10.00
U18 - £8
BUY
B6 - DADGAD Guitar
INTERMEDIATE
TOM OAKES (Guitar)SH ROOM 22.00 - 3.30pmAdult - £10.00
U18 - £8
BUY