FRIDAY 13 JULY

Music Workshops
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11.00–12.15
Beginning Fiddle
Musicrange Small Room
Level 1

Have you ever wished that you could play but haven't found the time? Well, there is no time like the present! This is the perfect opportunity to learn the basics and get you started. Bring your own fiddle please, if you have one.

 


11.00–12.15
Natalie Haas
Anatomy Rooms Dance Space
Cello
Level 2/3

Join Natalie in a workshop of cello accompaniment. Taking a straightforward tune and exploring all the ways to provide back up for it, including harmonies, riffs, basic chordal substitutions, shuffling, chopping, and creating a cohesive arrangement with many repetitions of the same melody.

 


11.00–12.15
Shelly Campbell
St Margaret's Church Hall
Cape Breton Fiddle
Level 2/3

Tap into the vast knowledge of Shelly’s Cape Breton fiddling and delve deeper into the fine techniques of the tunes. She will take a look at Cape Breton composers of past and present, trademarks of their composing style and the teaching of some of their best or most well-known compositions, including Gordon MacQuarrie and Donald Angus Beaton.

 


11.00–12.15
Marc Clement
St Andrew's Cathedral Dance Studio
Guitar Accompaniment

Marc Clement's experience with the band Session A9 provides an award-winning background to this workshop exploring techniques to give the music drive.

 


11.00–12.15
Jani Lang and Janos Kallai
Musicrange Studio
Hungarian Fiddle and Cimbalom
Level 2/3

Get a taste of the music from Eastern Europe, with a special focus on the Gypsy music of various regions.

 


14.00–15.15
Aonghas Grant
Anatomy Rooms Dance Space
Highland Fiddle
Level 2/3

Learn from one of Scotland’s masters, the legendary left-handed fiddler, Aonghas Grant. Working with key tunes in the tradition, Aonghas will lead participants through the bowing and ornamentation that gives the West Highland style its 'pipey' sound. A natural storyteller, no doubt he will have a few tales to bring the history of the tunes alive.

 


14.00–15.15
Göran Premberg
Anatomy Rooms Museums
Swedish Fiddle
Level 2/3

Göran is a master of the fiddle style and repertoire of West Sweden. Learn about dance tunes like polska, Engelska, and others. 

 


14.00–15.15
Jyotsna Srikanth
Lemon Tree Studio
Indian Carnatic Violin
Level 2/3

In this workshop Jyotsna will introduce us to the elements of Carnatic Classical Music: Sruti, Swara, Raga, Tala and so on, as well as the gamakas (ornaments) that give this musical style its exotic and mysterious sound.

14.00–15.15
Crystal Plohman
Musicrange Studio
Fiddle Breaks

Canadian and American Grand Masters Champion fiddler, Crystal Plohman works through the processes of learning a fiddle tune – from chord structure, to melody and harmony, to developing ideas for kick-offs, tag endings, and licks ideas for creating improvised breaks to develop an authentic North American sound.

 


14.00–15.15
Carolyn Francis
St Andrew's Cathedral Dance Studio
Lakeland Fiddle
Level 2/3

A look at some tunes from Cumbria many of which come from manuscripts of local fiddle players such as William Irwin (1822–89) from Langdale. Carolyn has spent many years exploring these tunes and her playing is informed by her experience of playing for dancing, including step dancing.

 


14.00–15.15
Ditte Fromseier
St Margaret's Church Hall
Danish Fiddle
Level 1/2

An introduction to the magic of Danish fiddle music with a taste of Ditte's native Bornholm tradition.

 


14.00–15.15
Sigurd Hockings
St Margaret's Church Hall 2
Guitar
Level 2

Hailing from the Copenhagen folk session scene, Sigurd offers an insight into the energy of Danish folk music.

 


15.45–17.00
Begoña Riobó
Anatomy Rooms Dance Space
Galician Fiddle
Level 2/3

The first Galician violinist to lead her own band, Begoña is 'the fiddler' of Galician folk music. Experience the tradition of the Galician muiñeiras, Jotas, and Pasodobles in this practical workshop.

 


15.45–17.00
Xosé Liz
Anatomy Rooms Museums
Bouzouki and Mixed Instruments
Level 1/2

Learn the intricacies of Galician and Celtic folk music with one of the best multi-instrumentalists of the Galician music scene.

 


15.45–17.00
Anna Lindblad
St Margaret's Church Space 1
Swedish Fiddle
Level 2/3

Get a taste of fiddle music from Sweden with Anna, exploring valses and polskas, Swedish dance rhythm, ornamentation, and drones to help your playing have the quintessential
Swedish sound.

 


15.45–17.00
Brittany Haas
Lemon Tree Studio
Old Time Fiddle
Level 1/2

Brittany will present some old-time tunes from the USA in her unique style. Come along and learn from one of the most influential American fiddlers of her generation.

 


15.45–17.00
Figelin
St. Andrews Cathedral Dance Studio
German Traditional Dance Music
Level 1/2

The fiddle has been a key instrument in German dance music for centuries, and today there is a growing number of treasure seekers exploring the uncountable dance music manuscripts
sleeping in the archives, eager to find old and new interpretations to bring back to life. Many pieces have found their way back into the folk scene, and sweet mazurkas, swinging menuets, and energetic polonaises can be heard on the dancefloor. In this workshop, Ursula, Vivien, and Vanessa share some of these fine German fiddle tunes with you.

 


15.45–17.00
Maja Kjaer Jacobsen
St Margaret's Church Hall
Danish Fiddle
Level 2/3

Maja is very active as an educator and musician, performing with the Scandinavian band Fru Skagerrak. She will share her love of the old music and song traditions of her home region of Central Jutland in Denmark.


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14:00–15:15
Paul Anderson
Haddo House Peat Yards, Tarves
North-East Strathspeys
Level 2/3

Come along to this workshop for an in-depth look at the strathspeys of North-East Scotland, learning historically informed techniques specific to the region including the up-driven bow
which gives Strathspeys their power and drive.

Can be included on the ‘Day Oot Tour’.

 


15:45–17:00
Matt Cranitch & Caoimhe Flannery 
Haddo House Peat Yards, Tarves
Irish Fiddle
Level 2/3

Join Matt for a workshop on Irish traditional fiddle music, including the Sliabh Luachra style and repertoire. Special attention will be given to the connection with the dance traditions of the area and the features of playing that create the characteristic rhythms associated with the music. With the help of Caoimhe, Matt will also look at octave-playing in this style of music.

Can be included on the ‘Day Oot Tour’.

 


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