SATURDAY 14 JULY

Music Workshops
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11:00-12:15
Jyotsna Srikanth with percussionists
Aberdeen Arts Centre 2
Carnatic Rhythms for everyone!
No experience necessary

Jyotsna Srikanth, Abhiram Sahathevan & Pujenthan Sivagurunathan will introduce participants to Carnatic rhythmic concepts through spoken rhythmic syllables (Solkattu), claps, waves and finger counts. The workshop will be taught without any instruments and the rhythmic ideas can be applied to any style of music. The workshop is open to non-musicians and musicians and dancers. In association with Indian Association of North East Scotland.

11:00– 12:15
Skip Gorman
St Margaret’s Church Hall 2
Cowboy Tunes and Songs for Fiddle & Mandolin
Level 2/3

Skip Gorman takes one of the most romanticized periods of American history, showing the beauty of the music that was performed around campfires by cowboys and westward settlers in the 19th century. A masterful mandolin and fiddle player, Skip will introduce you to some tunes, songs, and maybe even get you yodelling!

 


11:00-12:15
Fiachra O’Regan
Aberdeen Arts Centre
Uilleann Pipes and Whistles
Level 2/3

One of the very interesting things about the uilleann-pipes is the vast difference in response from one chanter to another. In this workshop we will explore how to get the most out of your own chanter and learn to observe how each individual chanter responds differently to any one technique.

11:00-12:15
Aonghas Grant
Aberdeen Arts Centre 3
Highland Fiddle
Level 2/3

Join Aonghas and learn from his sixty years of experience as a soloist, teacher, and session participant. Add new bowing techniques and ornamentation to your musical tool-box to add some Gaelic into your playing.

 


11:00-12:15
Sigurd Hockings
St Andrew's Cathedral Skinner Centre
Guitar
Level 2/3

Hailing from the Copenhagen folk scene, Sigurd offers an insight into the energy of Danish folk music, looking at chord structures and rhythms to accompany the fiddle tunes from these traditions.

 


Atlantic Folk Trio (Music for children age 0–6. This workshop is FREE but requires online booking. Please click here.) 

St.Andrews Cathedral Skinner Centre
This music workshop for children is a space in which they can be creative. The main objective of the workshop is to promote and develop the artistic sensitisation of the child, offering a quality musical and artistic experience to share between parents and children.

Beginning Fiddle (FREE - Register Online - Click Here)
Musicrange Small Room

Have you wished that you could play but haven’t found the time? Well, there is no time like the present! Come along and give yourself the opportunity to learn the basics and find those who are just like you.

14:00-15:15
Alfonso Franco (Galicia)
Musicrange Small Room
Fiddle
Level 2/3

With a wealth of teaching experience, Alfonso promotes Galician fiddle culture internationally, and will give you an opportunity to explore this scene in-depth. Get a taste for the tunes and rhythmic techniques that make this music so infectious

14:00-15:15
Matt Cranitch & Caoimhe Flannery
Aberdeen Arts Centre 1
Irish Slow Airs
Level 2/3

Join Matt for a workshop on Irish traditional and fiddle music, including the Sliabh Luachra style and repertoire. With the help of Caoimhe, Matt will also look at octave-playing in this style of music.

14:00-15:15
John Pellerin
Aberdeen Arts Centre 3
Cape Breton Fiddle
Level 2

Dance music-based workshop, where John draws on his great wealth of experience in Cape Breton fiddle and step dance styles, acquired through a lifetime of performing, and from his musical family.

14:00-15:15
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
Anatomy Rooms Dance Space Fiddle & Cello
Level 2/3

Learn to develop an arrangement of a set of tunes incorporating melody, rhythm, harmony, ‘horn’ parts, counterpoint, improvisation and more. Beginning with a look at language and rhythm then developing a performance-ready piece that delves into the inner workings of how to create an arrangement with shape and direction.

14:00-15:15
Adam Sutherland
St Andrew's Cathedral Skinner Centre
Composition
Level 1/2

Learn the basics of tune writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. This class will look at some of the building blocks of composition, such as question-and-answer phrasing, contrasting phrases, and other top tips to get you started on your creative journey.

14:00-15:15
Conor Caldwell
Aberdeen Arts Centre 2
Donegal Fiddle
Level 2/3

Fiddlers in the Donegal tradition often use long, held drones in direct imitation of the bagpipes, an instrument which once had a strong influence on the fiddle music of the area. This workshop uses the Donegal reel ‘Rí Meenasilla’ to walk through some more advanced fourth-finger techniques including droning.

15:45-17:00
Troy MacGillivray
Aberdeen Arts Centre 3
Cape Breton Fiddle
Level 2/3

Troy shares some of his secrets to the rhythms, swing, embellishments and bowing techniques used by Cape Breton fiddlers to make people want to stay on the dance floor until the wee hours of the morning.

15:45-17:00
Paul Anderson
Anatomy Rooms Dance Space
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 lift and drive.

15:45-17:00
Anna Lindblad
Aberdeen Arts Centre 1
Swedish Fiddle
Level 1/2/3

Get a real taste of the enchanting fiddle traditions of Sweden including those of the Dalarna region, bringing in double stops, trills, and the unique accented beat of Swedish dance tunes.

15:45-17:00
Su-a Lee
Aberdeen Arts Centre 2
Cello
Level 1/2/3

There is no unique problem in musical processes, and Su-a Lee’s vast experience in both classical and folk music offers a versatile backdrop to this relaxed workshop. Bring a tune you already know and work with Su-a to explore new approaches to your playing, developing new processes to open up your sound worlds and enhance your tone production

15:45-17:00
Liam Blore
Music Range Small Rooms
Guitar
Level 2/3

Learn the tips, tricks, and techniques needed to accompany a crooked Métis fiddle player.

 



Aberdeenshire Workshops

Banff Castle, Banff

14:00–15:15

Ditte Fromseier & Sigurd Hockings (Denmark)
Fiddle and Guitar
Level 2/3

The Fromseier Hockings duo provide insight into their close musical connection. Learn how to challenge and improve your playing from this award-winning band, while adding some Danish dance tunes to your repertoire – let’s see what Ditte and Sigurd have in store!Can be included on the ‘Day Oot Tour’./details>

15:45–17:00

The Rheingans Sisters (England)
Fiddle
Level 1/2

Both of these musicians have a variety of experience of different fiddle styles including music from Scandinavia and across Europe. Come along to this workshop to learn some different styles of fiddle tunes from around the world. Can be included on the 'Day Oot Tour'.

 

15:45-17:00
Banff Castle, banff
Fiddle duo
Level 1/2

Both of these musicians have a variety of different fiddle styles in their repertoire, including music from Scandinavia and southern France, as well as from their home in the Derbyshire Peak District. Come along to this workshop to learn some beguiling tunes from around the world.

 


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