Please find below details of workshops which will take place at Settle Folk Gathering 2019.

 

Richard Moss

Exploring DADGAD Guitar Workshop

(Level: beginners/intermediate/advanced)

Moving on from last years workshop we will be looking at playing keys other than D major. Whether you are an experienced DADGAD guitarist or a complete beginner there will be things that you can take home and apply to your tunes and songs straight away.

Explore the wonderful world of DADGAD tuning from Blackburn based multi-instrumentalist Richard Moss. He currently plays with top ceilidh band Union Street, high energy Irish traditional music band Drop the Floor as well as being in high demand as a solo performer and tutor. You will learn great sounding chords that you can’t get in standard EADGBE guitar tuning. Get a clear approach and start playing in DADGAD, a popular alternate tuning and discover secrets of rhythm guitar playing from a pro!

Saturday 7th Sept

11 – 1pm

Royal Oak Function Room 

Steve Keene

Irish Trad Fiddle Workshop.

(Level: intermediate and advanced)

We will look at some of the less commonly played dance tunes (probably a jig or two and a reel) and then see how they can be enhanced with bowing, ornamentation and variation. We will spend a few minutes having a play through the tunes then I will try and show how the bare tune can be made to sound more interesting for listening and dancing to. And, of course, for the sheer enjoyment of playing!

We’ll all play together – no-one will be made to perform on their own – unless they have a burning desire to do so! No test at the end either.

An ability to read music will greatly enhance the experience.

Maximum 15

Saturday 7th Sept

11 – 1pm

Quaker Meeting House

Large Meeting Room

Rosie Clegg

Clawhammer and Beyond – an insight into the 5 string banjo workshop

(Level: Mixed ability)

We will be looking at banjo styles, tunes and vocal accompaniment.

Saturday 7th Sept

11–12 noon

Quaker Meeting House

Small Meeting Room

Bev Whelan

Slow Beginners Irish Session

Folkus is the Folk Arts Network of the North West and they have generously paid for this workshop.

Saturday 7th Sept

11 – 1pm

The Lion

Lion’s Den

Celia Ketchell

Settle Folk Choir

Enjoy singing?

Do you want to be involved in the Settle Folk Gathering?
Come and join the Settle Folk Choir. Everyone welcome. We’ll learn some fun songs in the workshop and perform them as the opening act on the Sunday evening concert.

Open to anyone over the age of 10.

Saturday 7th Sept

11 – 1pm

Scout Hut

       

Jed Grimes

Guitar Workshop

(Level: intermediate to advanced)

Blues scales, song and tune accompaniment styles and tunings. Worksheets provided along with other teaching aids.

Sunday 8th Sept

10 – 12 noon

The Folly

The Parlour

(Ground floor)

Laszlo Palko

Bodhran Workshop

The workshop is open to beginners and intermediate level. Some bodhrans will be provided but best to bring your own if you have one.

Sunday  8th Sept

11 – 1pm

The Lion

The Lion’s Den

Bev Whelan

Learn to Play Tin Whistle

Absolute beginners through to advanced welcome. Participants will need to bring a ‘D’ whistle, and can also bring a low D if they wish. Whistles will be provided for those who just want to have a go but don’t have their own instrument.

Folkus is the Folk Arts Network of the North West and they have generously paid for this workshop.

Sunday  8th Sept

11 – 1pm

Royal Oak

Function Room

Janet Weatherston

Spoons Workshop

Beginners welcome

Sunday  8th Sept

11 – 12.00 noon

12.30 – 13.30

Victoria Hall

Castleberg Room

(Upstairs)

Alice Jones

Appalachian Flatfoot

(Level: beginners/improvers)

Learn the basic steps and rhythms of flatfoot step dancing. This workshop is not about learning routines. It is about fostering musicality in movement and providing the essential building blocks to express your inner rhythm and facilitate improvisation as a solo dancer and percussionist. Please wear flat soled shoes, ideally with a slippy sole (i.e. not rubber. No taps.)

(This is not a workshop in English style clog that requires wooden soled dance shoes. You need flat, slippy soled shoes with some level of flexibility)

Alice Jones first started step dancing at the age of 9 via the Ryburn 3 Step organisation. Initially taught by Sue Coe, she went on to learn with leading authority and internationally renowned step dancer and teacher Ira Bernstein. Over the years Alice has gained a reputation for her energetic and musical dancing style and has graced such stages as The Royal Albert Hall, Radio 2 Live at Hyde Park along with a whole host of bands including Show of Hands, Dervish and The Duhks to name a few.

Sunday 8th Sept

11 – 12.30 

The Scout Hut

Andy May

Expand your Northumbrian repertoire

(Level: intermediate)

For all instruments in concert pitch.

 

Sunday 8th Sept

1.30 – 3.30

The Folly

The Parlour

(Ground floor)

Workshops 2018

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