FOLK BAND Short Course

Booking opens on Monday 19th March 2012.

Innes and John (with Lori Watson)

4 weeks: Tuesdays 24th April, 8th, 15th, 22nd May.

Boroughmuir High School, 7-9pm
(note a one-week break between weeks 1 and 2)



Explore advanced group work with the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards Instrumentalist of the Year 2011 and members of the Treacherous Orchestra, Box Club and Lori Watson & The Rule of Three.

For the summer term, we’re introducing a limited four-week course looking at band work, offering advanced tuition to those looking to move their skills from the SMG classroom to small ensemble performance level. Focusing partly on the traditions of the Scottish Borders, Innes Watson and John Somerville will take you through the creative arrangement processes they employ in their wide variety of musical projects.

The course will include an end-of-term performance, details of which are to be confirmed.

The price for the four sessions is £50 full price and £40 concession. Places are strictly limited to 12.

In order to cover costs we are unable to offer a member or early bird discount for this course.

tutor: Innes Watson

Professional guitarist, fiddler, composer and arranger Innes Watson (BA Scottish Music RSAMD) is currently residing in Glasgow as a full time musician. Playing with some of the best up-and-coming acts of Scotland such as Lori Watson and Rule of Three, Border Fiddles, the Treacherous Orchestra, and many more! Innes is ...

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tutor: John Somerville

From John’s own MySpace:
“Forward thinking musician and composer fusing elements of accordion with new, traditional and original sounds. Bands and musicians I’ve had the pleasure of playing and recording with include Croft No. Five, Salsa Celtica, Session A9, Franz Ferdinand, David Byrne, John Rae’s Celtic feet ...

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