Workshops 2022

Saturday

 

STEEPLES

10:30-11:20 Katie Spencer’s Guitar Workshop - DADEAD as a Creative Tool
Katie’s guitar style has been likened to Bert Jansch and John Renbourn. Here she’ll be exploring the wonderful world of DADEAD tuning: open to players of all levels. An immersion into creative guitar playing.

11:30-12:20 Dave Wilson’s Songwriters Forum.

A chance to get together with other songwriters or would be songwriters and discuss ideas.

12.30-14.30 Daniel Smith’s Boogie Woogie Piano Workshops

(two sessions: 12.30 to 13.30 and 13.30 to 14.30)

Top tips, practical theory, historical context and illuminating anecdotes… based on 30 years as a pro. The 12.30pm session (12 participants) will include hands-on opportunities to try out some great boogie patterns. The 1.30pm session (maximum, 40) will be more presentational yet still interactive, via his quick audience ‘needs-analysis’, Q&As, YouTube tutorial-references, and his inspiring insights into rock’n’roll’s forerunner!

 

16:40-17:40 Tune Workshops- Improvers’ Session

Tuneworks helps you learn and play traditional tunes together, in a friendly session. We teach by ear from sheet music. Improvers' sessions are for people who know a few tunes and would like to learn more, played at a steady pace and in sets.

BARLEYCORN BAR

 

11:00-12:00 Tune Workshops- Beginners’ Session

Beginners' sessions are for people who know the notes on their instruments but don't know any tunes. We will teach and play a few tunes very slowly and with plenty of repetitions.


CHILDREN’S MARQUEE


11.00-12.30 Children’s Band Workshop. A chance to try a variety of simple instruments. Bodhrans, mini melodeons and ukuleles (for beginners).


OUTSIDE DANCE FLOOR

11:00-12:00 Estonian Music and Dance Workshop with Eva Väljaots & Robbie Sherratt

Want to have a glimpse into Estonian folk music? Come and learn Estonian folk dances and their tunes. No experience required and all instruments welcome. Playing in the keys of G, D, Em and Am.   


Sunday

STEEPLES

11:00-11:50  Guitar Accompaniments with Steve Tilston
Steve is not just a fantastic guitarist; he is also an amazing songwriter. Here he’ll demonstrate the guitar accompaniments to some of his songs, and the broad scope of musical influences they contain. Questions are encouraged. 


12:00-12:50- Dave Wilson’s Songwriters Forum with special guest Jez Lowe


15:10-16:10 Classical Folk with Ben Matthews of Helian

A workshop for everyone, focused on those with a classical approach. Starting by playing from sheet music we’ll develop a tune or a set into something more folky! 
Perfect for children having lessons at school who want to learn some trad tunes and tips, and tricks to turn a violin into a fiddle. Suitable for all instruments

 

16:15-17:15 Tune Workshops- Improvers’ Session

Improvers' sessions are for people who know a few tunes and would like to learn more, played at a steady pace and in sets.

 

BARLEYCORN BAR

 

11:00-12:00 Tune Workshops- Beginners’ Session

Beginners' sessions are for people who know the notes on their instruments but don't know any tunes. We will teach and play a few tunes very slowly and with plenty of repetitions.

FRONTIER STAGE


12:00-13:00 Spooky Men’s Chorale SING LIKE A BLOKE
Stephen Taberner and his trusted Spooky henchmen will take you on a gentle, whimsical, boofish journey through major components of the spooky lexicon: grunt with integrity, sob like a real man, and be like a 22 stone tribal chieftain. We'll make some interesting mansounds, then sing a pyramid building song. Hugely enjoyable, deeply redemptive, quite loud, and utterly pointless. For all comers!

14:30-15:30 Filkin’s Ensemble - writing and arranging folk music with fluency, feeling and groove
Learn how to breathe new life into traditional music by writing and arranging your own tunes. Whether you’re a classical musician, jazz player, rock guitarist or a life-long folk musician, this energetic workshop will incorporate as many genres of music as possible: any instrument from a bari saxophone to a viola, and there’s no need to be able to read music! 

You’ll be taught a simple tune, and then every creative decision will be yours as part of the workshop band. From scratch, we’ll arrange and compose our own style of contemporary folk music, unique to this one-off workshop. You’ll learn how to work creatively in a large group, alongside members of the Filkin’s Ensemble - a 15 piece ‘orchestral folk’ band. Aimed at musicians aged 11+ and grade 4 upwards.


CHILDREN’S MARQUEE


11.00-12.30 Children’s Band Workshop. See Saturday.


OUTSIDE DANCE FLOOR

12:30-13:30 Children’s Ceilidh Workshop with Elinor Harris
Tuneworks organiser, Elinor will lead this workshop assisted by Lauren South and members of Rum Ram Ruff. Participants will first learn a simple dance tune. They will then divide into two groups and take it in turns to play and dance!

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