These group workshops enable enthusiastic fiddle players to meet weekly in a relaxed, comfortable, and friendly, tutor-lead environment to learn and play folk and traditional music. They learn through the playing of music primarily from the rich local repertoires of Lancashire and North-West England although regularly dip into those of Britain in general and further afield.
They learn how to play the types of tunes commonly found in traditional music like jigs, hornpipes and waltzes, reels, polkas and airs. Attention is given to reproducing the style of the tune by the use of bowing technique, ornamentation and variation, along with the phrasing and expression found in that tradition.
If you play, at whatever level, and would like to improve, come and join us. We plan to invite well-known players from other traditions to teach us at special one-day workshops held here in the beautiful Ribble Valley. We also hope to develop our playing abilities to enable us to perform at public events and to play for social dancing at country dances and ceilidhs.
The cost of attending the workshops for the 2015/16 season is just £74 per person for a twelve week term. A concessionary rate of £49 is available for those in full time education or receiving income related benefits.
Tuesdays from 7.30pm – 9.30pm
For more information see Fiddlemusic website