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Folkworks Winter Workout Day On Sale
(Suitable for ages 14+)Northern Rock Foundation Hall 10am (MEC & NRFH 10am-4pm)
Tutors: Sam Sweeney, Bryony Griffith, Jo Freya, Ed Boyd
The Folkworks Winter Workout is a bespoke day of intermediate and advanced workshops for all instrumentalists and singers keen to expand their repertoire and technique. This year we have an English theme. Each workshop is a stand-alone session,
English Tunes (intermediate):
English Fiddle Technique (advanced):
Folk Songs and Harmony (all levels)
Stomping Tunes for any instrument (intermediate)
Tunes for transposing instruments (all levels)
European Tunes (intermediate)
Saxophone Specific (intermediate)
Ballads: the verses that won’t go away (all levels)
Rhythms – jigs, reels, and beyond! (intermediate)
Accompanying Songs (all levels)
Tunes on Fretted Instruments (advanced)
Cheeky Songs (all levels)
Sam Sweeney – shot to folk stardom as the fiddle player in young band Kerfuffle. Most well known as a member of folk mega-group Bellowhead, where is he a multi-instrumentalist, he also plays with singer Fay Hield.
Ed Boyd – As guitarist in the band Flook, Ed worked alongside Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen.
Bryony Griffith – Stalwart of the Demon Barber Road Show and ‘Time Gentlemen Please’, Bryony is a fantastic English singer.
Jo Freya – As a member of Blozabella, Jo Freya is well known for her use of transposing instruments within folk and traditional music.