We’re delighted to have this opportunity to bring together a variety of workshops for a Day of Tunes!
Saturday 13th March 2021
Online Via Zoom
We have brought together four great musicians to share their thoughts on four different types of traditional tune: pipe marches (Gary West), strathspeys (Sarah-Jane Summers), reels (Mike Vass) and jigs (Ian Lowthian). The main focus will be on Scottish tunes, though tutors may make comparisons with tunes from elsewhere.
The workshops will take the form of masterclasses. There will be no in-depth tune-learning on the day, but each tutor will provide two tunes in advance (notation and recording), one of which will be suitable for less experienced players. You will be able to play the tunes with the tutor on the day, and sections of the tunes will be used as illustrations.
The workshops are aimed at a wide range of levels. If you are a less experienced player, you won’t play along as much as more advanced students, but you’ll gain valuable insights to apply to your playing in the future. Complete beginners and players of other types of music are also very welcome.