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To give students the opportunity to get a feel for a traditional session night, the TMSA will be joining SC&T's Tuesday night session at the Glen Tanar on the evening of the 22nd March. Come and join in the fun from 8.00pm onwards - all welcome!
Danse McCabre have a fabulous new video over on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/DanseMcCabreBand
There were quite a few SC&T folk at the gig where it was filmed - see who you can spot!
Danse McCabre has built an enviable reputation as THE all-
Do you want to learn from some of the finest fiddle players in Scotland in a unique Highland setting? Join us in Cromarty in July for the first Black Isle Fiddle Weekend.
Intensive tuition in a small class setting, top-notch concerts, informal sessions and of course, great Highland hospitality
The participant will have classes from each of the 3 tutors. All three are highly sought after tutors and performers.
Charlie McKerron has travelled the world with gaelic supergroup Capercaillie and is a leading exponent of the North-East fiddle style. Shetlander Chris Stout is a founder member of Fiddlers’ Bid and combines his isles' tradition with a strong grounding in classical, jazz and improvisational techniques. Black Isle native Lauren MacColl was recently named Instrumentalist of the Year and has a passion for old Highland melodies. For full tutor biogs visit www.fiddleweekend.com
The Black Isle Fiddle Weekend will take place in the beautiful historic village of Cromarty , at the Old Brewery – an intimate and homely learning environment. Cromarty lies half an hour north-east of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands . Inverness is on the sleeper line from London and easily accessible by rail, road and a well served airport. (We aim to provide transport to Cromarty for those arriving by rail/bus/air to Inverness if there is demand). The Black Isle is a stunning location for holidays and there is plenty to do for families in the area.
Tuition will take place from midday Friday 8th July until early evening on Sunday 10th. (All levels except from complete beginners catered for) There will be a tutor’s concert on the Friday evening and a concert with special guest Bruce MacGregor on the Saturday. Sessions will take place throughout the weekend.
Tuition Package – Ł160 (Includes 12 hours of tuition, Entry to Fri and Sat Concerts, Welcome lunch on Friday, lunches on sat/sun). (Ł50 deposit required to secure your place)
Cromarty Old Brewery has 11 bedrooms and will be offering several B&B packages to suit people’s needs. They are also able to provide evening meals and teas/coffees/scones during the teaching day. Please book direct with them : www.cromartytrainingcentre.com
There are various other hotel, B&B and self-catering options in Cromarty. Full details are on www.fiddleweekend.com
For a leaflet and hard-copy booking form please email Lauren at email@example.com
sea Shanty or Work Song
Free-Style Traditional singing
Scots / Doric Verse
Contact jean simpson for an entry form: Tel No 01224 701526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This will be a superb weekend (as they always are) and we can cater for complete beginners up to advanced players. It's an intensive weekend and many past participants have said "they learn more on this weekend than they do all year" (no offense at all to our LGMA tutors).
Our tutors this year are, from Germany, Keith Harris, a "god" of the mandolin world and once regarded as the best in the world... and an excellent teacher. Also from Germany Steffie Ruach lead mandolinist with Hessen state orchestra, an outstanding player and teacher, Nigel Gatherer, need I say more, Scotland's leading Celtic mandolin tutor, Adele Neilson Classical Guitar player and teacher who graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy... now tutoring on LGMA weekly classes... she is just superb! Barbara Pommerenke-Steel, course coordinator, Barbara will be putting you through the paces of orchestral playing (yes even the beginners)... a really fun part of the weekend.
If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact me on 01698 457518. We envisage a good response to this and as such applications will be treated on a "first come first served basis".
Lanarkshire Guitar and Mandolin Association
Speakers include Gary West (School of Scottish Studies), Jennie MacFie (PAN), Jo Miller (Riverside Music Group), Stan Reeves (Adult Learning Project), Kenny Beaton (Tobar an Dualchais/ Kist o Riches), Prof. Alistair McLeery (Napier University), Sandy Watson (ISLE Music), Barclay Price (Arts and Business), John Morran (TMSA) introducing topics on festivals, touring and venues, community music, cultural memory, and fundraising. There will also be a special presentation from digital media experts, Inner Ear on digital marketing for trad music.
This will be an essential event on the trad music calendar! Sign up now at http://tradtalk.eventbrite.com
When: March 26, 2011,10am to 6.30 pm.
Where: Hannah McLure Centre, University of Abertay, Bell St, Dundee
Cost: Ł30 (booking here)
The Orkney Ceilidh Weekend will be held in Kirkwall from Friday 8th April to Sunday 10th April. There will be an array of dance workshops, including Irish step Dance and Scandinavian Folk Dancing. It promises to be an exciting weekend and a fabulous opportunity to meet likeminded dance enthusiasts!
If you are interested you can find out more by visiting http://www.orkneycommunities.co.uk/otda/index.asp?pageid=2590
News via Voluntary Arts Scotland
Tone deaf? Unlikely says doctor behind BBC’s ‘Musicality test’ - posted: 18.1.2011
The BBC is attempting to find out the musical abilities of the nation with its new ‘Musicality test’, and to prove that many of us have more ability than we may think. ‘A very small proportion of the population is truly tone deaf,’ says Dr Daniel Mullensiefen of Goldsmiths University, London, co-creator of the test. Instead, many people simply lack confidence and practice, particularly if their perceived inability to carry a tune was criticised during childhood.
There is no singing involved in the BBC test, just the tapping of beats and sorting clips of music by genre. You can read the article in full, and take the Musicality test yourself, at www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12127843.
Each group has a MAXIMUM of 5 MINUTES performance time unless otherwise stated.
PLEASE try to stay within this limit, as the later groups will suffer if you run over.
6:00 FIDDLE 0 – LAURA LOCKYER
6:05 WHISTLE 0 – EILEEN BRESNAN
6:10 BODHRAN 0/1 – MAGGIE TRICKEY
(supported by Kathleen Robertson, David Anderson & Dick Trickey)
6:15 YOUNG SC&T
6:20 CLARSACH – FEARGHAL McCARTAN
6:25 GUITAR ACCOMPANIMENT – PETE McCALLUM
6:30 WHISTLE 1 – HELEN LYNCH
6:35 FIDDLE 2 – SANDY TWEDDLE
6:40 WHISTLE 2 – JIMMY MITCHELL
6:45 MIXED INSTRUMENTS 3 – DAVID ANDERSON
6:50 FLUTE 2 – KENNY HADDEN
6:55 FIDDLE 1 – CARLEY WILLIAMS
7:00 SONG 3 – CHRISTINE KYDD
7:05 HARMONICA 2 – DAVE LORIMER
7:10 BANJO/MANDOLIN & GUITAR 1 – led by MARTIN MACDONALD
7:15 FIDDLE 3 – LAURA LOCKYER
7:20 WHISTLE 3 – KENNY HADDEN
7:30 MIXED INSTRUMENTS 2 – SHARON HASSAN
with Christine Kydd leading the Bonnie Ship the Diamond
INFO FOR YOUR CLASS:
The Christmas concert will take place on Sunday 12 December at The Lemon Tree. Doors open 5:00pm. Start 6:00pm. Attendees are welcome to bring a ‘picnic’. The Lemon Tree has a licensed bar and will provide plates and cutlery. PLEASE encourage your class to stay for the entire concert - it is only fair for the groups at the end to have the same enthusiastic audience as the first performances. There are TWO practice rooms. Please share nicely - all the classes will want a chance to at least warm up. PLEASE have your group ready, and waiting in ‘the wings’ 5 minutes
before your performance time.