YOUTH WORKSHOPS

YOUTH WORKSHOPS – In partnership with Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin 

Youth Workshops need to be booked in advance, and unlike Adult Workshops do not require the purchase of a day ticket.

Youth workshops can only be attended by young person up to the age of 18 years old. 

Adults waiting on participants can wait in Festival Hub, which is free entry, has stalls, coffee, and sessions going on all day

The Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin was set up in 1995 by a group of parents who wanted to provide an opportunity for young people from across the city to come together and learn skills in traditional Scottish music. It takes place during the Easter holidays in Edinburgh. Up to 100 young people (P5 – S6) take part in four days of workshops led by some of the country’s finest traditional musicians. The event is supported by a team of volunteers and workshops range from fiddle and guitar to song and groupwork.

The Youth Gaitherin is all about creativity and having fun. It gives young people the opportunity to socialise and become part of a wider music community. They learn about playing together, grow in confidence and often end up going on to other similar events and forming bands.

The Easter Gaitherin 2018 will be held from the 2nd-5th of April and will feature several fiddle tutors including Innes Watson and Sally Simpson. For for more information, please visit The Hands Up for Trad website here https://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/tradmusicschools/

Saturday

Book Tickets

10-11.30am 

Beginner fiddle workshop with Sally Simpson

In this workshop, Sally will be teaching a simple fiddle tune by ear and looking at some technique tips – no prior experience of learning by ear is required, but please note this workshop would be a little too tricky for complete beginners who have never played before at all.

www.sallysimpsonmusic.co.uk

 

Sunday

Book Tickets

10-11.30am

Intermediate/Advanced fiddle workshop with Sally Simpson

In this workshop Sally will teach a few more challenging fiddle tunes by ear, looking at technique and arrangement tips for putting together a set of several tunes. All teaching will be done by ear, with copies of the music available from the end of the workshop. No prior experience of learning by ear required!

www.sallysimpsonmusic.co.uk

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SATURDAY 18th
YOUTH WORKSHOP
Beginner Fiddle
Y1
SH ROOM 310.00 - 11.30am£8
U 18 only
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SUNDAY 19th
YOUTH WORKSHOP
Intermediate Fiddle
Y3
SH ROOM 310.00 - 11.30am£8
U 18 only
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