THURSDAY 12 JULY

Music Workshops

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11.00–12.15
Alasdair Fraser
Anatomy Rooms Dance Space
Scottish Fiddle Groove
Level 2/3

Learn the techniques that are required for mastery over the tunes, find your groove, and eradicate 'boring bow', with one of the greatest artists of Scottish traditional fiddle music.

 


11.00–12.15
Scott Hartley
St Andrew's Cathedral Skinner Centre
Lakeland tunes
Level 1/2

An introduction to English fiddle with Scott Hartley, focusing on the rich repertoire of folk dance music in the Lake District.

 


11.00–12.15
Alicia Blore
St. Andrew's Cathedral Dance Studio
Métis Fiddle
Level 2/3

The Métis of Canada are guardians of a fiddle style that developed in the early days of contact between Europeans and First Nations and which is a true hybrid of the New and Old World. This workshop will provide a rare opportunity to learn about the indigenous fiddle traditions of Canada. 

11.00–12.15
Anders Hall
St Margaret's Church Hall
Swedish Fiddle
Level 2/3

With knowledge of traditional Norwegian and Swedish music, Anders will provide a unique insight, primarily focusing on the Hälsingland fiddle style. Learn also how to play second
fiddle in the Swedish tradition through polskas, waltzes, schottis, wedding marches and polkas.

11.00–12.15
Conor Caldwell
St Margaret's Church Hall 2
Irish Jigs
Level 2

Bringing his Irish roots, Conor will challenge your perspective of the fiddle and motivate you to be the best you can be. Using some well-known tunes, you will explore the unique rhythm of the jig in Irish music. Breaking the dance-form down into its constituent parts, the class looks at bowing patterns and combinations which help to accentuate the dotted rhythm integral to consistent jig playing.

 


11.00–12.15
Beginning Fiddle
Musicrange Small Room
Level 1

Have you ever wished that you could play fiddle 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.

 


14.00–15.15
Olav Luksengård Mjelva
Anatomy Rooms Dance Space
Norwegian Fiddle
Level 1/ 2

Olav will be teaching fiddle music form Norway with a focus mainly on the music from Røros, his home town. He will be looking at types of tunes found in the Norwegian fiddle tradition like Pols, Springer & Hallings for example.

 


14.00–15.15
Maja Kjaer Jacobsen
Anatomy Rooms Museums
Danish Fiddle
Level 1/2

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

 


14.00–15.15
Brittany Haas
St Margaret's Church Hall 2
Old Time Fiddle
Level 2/3

In this workshop Brittany Haas will explore the old time fiddle style of the Appalachian mountains, characterised by their syncopated bowing patterns and driving rhythms.

 


14.00–15.15
Shelly Campbell
St Andrew's Cathedral Skinner Centre
Cape Breton Fiddle
Level 2/3

Tap into Shelly’s vast knowledge of 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 teach some of their best compositions.

 


14.00–15.15
Matt Cranitch & Caoimhe Flannery
St. Margaret's Church Hall 1
Irish Fiddle
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
Neil Pearlman
Lemon Tree Studio
Piano Accompaniment
Level 2

In this workshop, Neil demonstrates his unique style of accompanying fiddle tunes. Rooted in traditional Cape Breton piano styles, he brings in ideas from many other genres resulting in an exciting new sound that remains true to its traditional roots.

 


15.45–17.00
Maurice Henderson & Ewen Thomson
Anatomy Rooms Dance Space
Shetland Tunes
Level 1/2

Come along to this workshop to learn some Shetland tunes in the distinctive style including ringing strings and shuffle bowing.

 


15.45–17.00
Gaila Kirdienė
Anatomy Rooms Museums
Lithuanian Violin
Level 2/3

Tap into Gaila’s extensive knowledge of Lithuanian traditional music and see what she can offer you in the realms of the fiddle.

 


15.45–17.00
Luiz Moretto
Lemon Tree Studio
Brazilian and Cape Verdean Fiddle
Level 2/3

Immerse yourself in this practical experience, incorporating Brazilian rhythms into traditional Cape Verde fiddle melodies. This is an exciting cross-cultural workshop, combining the use of percussion with the fiddle.

 


15.45–17.00
Laura Risk
St. Andrew's Cathedral Skinner Centre
Québécois Fiddle
Level 1/2

Discover more about Québécois fiddling from versatile fiddler Laura. Come along and learn not only new tunes, but also the background and history to Laura's interpretation of this style.

 


15.45–17.00
Anne Lederman
St Andrew's Cathedral Dance Studio
Canadian First Nations Fiddle
Level 1/2

Explore First Nations fiddle music from Anne’s fountain of knowledge and experience in a cross-country tour of traditional fiddling.

 


15.45–17.00
Pernilla Stendahl
St Margaret's Church Hall
Swedish Nyckelharpa
Level 2

Let Pernilla introduce you to the traditional Swedish string instrument, the nyckelharpa, and teach you some even and uneven polskas.

 



Aberdeenshire Workshops

14.00–15.15
The Rheingans Sisters
Banchory – Town Hall
English Fiddle
Level 1/2

Fiddle duo - Learn some tunes from the finest multitalented musicians around. Putting a twist of the contemporary and an open ear on the folk traditions of Europe, Rowan and Anna Rheingans present a workshop on English fiddle tunes and the possibilities of playfulness and inventiveness within them

 


14.00–15.15
Paul Anderson & Shona Donaldson
Huntly – Gordon Schools Canteen
North-East Fiddle
Level 1/2/3

An insight into the North-East fiddle style from a true master. Joined by Shona, Paul looks at the great fiddle tradition of the North-East.

 


15:45–17:00
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
Banchory – Town Hall
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.

 


15.45–17.00
Alicia & Liam Blore
Canadian Métis Fiddle & Guitar
Level 2/3

The Métis of Canada are guardians of a fiddle style that developed in the early days of contact between Europeans and First Nations and which is a true hybrid of the New and Old World. This workshop will provide a rare opportunity to learn about the indigenous fiddle traditions of Canada.

 



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