WORKSHOP RUNNING ORDER
10.00-10.25 Warm-up with Dawn Hartley & Quee MacArthur
Dawn and Quee offer an online physical warm up for singers. With live music played by Quee to accompany the moves, the session is intended as a preparation for the day’s singing. We’ll start seated and move to standing for those who want to. We will also introduce gently moving with the voice, focusing on grounding.
10.30-11.30 Ali Burns: Freeing Up Your Lockdown Voice
Join Ali Burns and blow away the cobwebs from your singing voice with this one-hour workshop on getting your voice back into shape. The workshop will include fun, practical exercises; different ways to approach looking after you voice; explanations as to what’s needed; a bit of a sing and access to warm up worksheets.
11.45-12.45 Ellie Beaton: The North East
Ellie will lead us in singing some of the staple songs of the North-East. In this workshop, you will learn about songs such as Bothy Ballads, as well as the traditional ballads themselves. As well as learning the songs, we will also discuss the importance of keeping these ballads alive in the 21st century.
12.45 – 13.30 Zoom lunch
Join us for some lunchtime chat while you have a bite to eat, and maybe a song or two!
13.30-14.30 Kris Drever: Behind The Song
Kris will be teaching one of his songs and discussing how it came about. If you have a general songwriting question for Kris, you can email it to us in advance on firstname.lastname@example.org, and there’ll be opportunities to ask questions on the day.
14.45-15.45 Bella Hardy’s Christmas Song Party
Celebrate the festive season with the Peak District’s luminary folk songstress Bella Hardy. Bella will be hosting a Christmas party just for us, where you’ll learn rounds and traditional festive songs in harmony. Christmas hats and a glass of punch encouraged but not compulsory.