The course consists of a mix of modern and traditional English, Breton, Irish and American folk music taught by our tutors, each an expert in their individual tradition. Largely taught by ear, the course suits players of all ages who are of an intermediate or advanced level. Players from other disciplines are very welcome and classical players who have joined us have found the experience to be very enjoyable and enriched their playing. Due to the pace of sessions and the expectations of both tutors and participants we do not recommend the course for beginners.
Classes focused on your particular instrument take up the majority of the week, focusing on learning and arranging tunes or occasionally songs under the direction of our tutors. Instruments with more than one tutor will have equal time with each of them. Students work to prepare a performance held at the end of the week to show off what they have learnt, family and friends are welcome along to this.
Mixed Band Classes
Along with tuition in your instrument class, each tutor also takes a mixed instrument group to produce a performance piece for the Thursday night concert.
Slow Sessions happen regularly throughout the week run by students for students. This optional session is an opportunity play well known tunes and learn some new ones.
Be sure to also check out what our evenings have to offer.