We will be running 10 workshops this year on a variety of subjects, details below. In order that we can have some idea of numbers, or to reserve a place for those workshops with limited numbers, could you please register your interest by email to workshops@settlefolk.co.uk.

 

Richard Moss

Introduction to DADGAD Guitar Workshop

(Level: beginners/intermediate/advanced)

There will be something for all players!

Discover 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

1stSept.

11 – 1pm

Function Room
Royal Oak

Steve Keene

Irish Trad Fiddle Workshop.

(Level: intermediate and advanced)

An ability to read music will greatly enhance the experience.

We will look at a couple of less commonly played dance tunes and see how they can be enhanced with bowing and/or ornamentation.

Maximum 15

Saturday

1stSept.

11 – 1pm

Large Meeting Room

Quaker Meeting House

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

1st Sept.

11–12noon

Small Meeting Room

Quaker Meeting House

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

1stSept.

11 – 1pm

The Den

Golden Lion

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. We’ll maybe even appear as a flash mob in Settle town centre!

Open to anyone over the age of 10.

Saturday

1st Sept.

11 – 1pm

The Scout Hut

 

 

 

 

Lazslo Palko

Bodhran Workshop

Sunday

2nd Sept

11 – 1pm

The Den

Golden Lion

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.

Sunday

2nd Sept

11 – 1pm

Function Room

Royal Oak

Duncan McFarlane

Performance and Delivery of Songs

(Level: beginner/intermediate/advanced)

Tired of the same three chords? Making no progress breaking out of any musical rut you’ve found yourself in? Your performance and delivery sounding lame, tame and ‘same-old-same-old’? Want a reboot to get yourself going again?
Let’s examine a different ‘tuning’… let’s look at making song accompaniment way more varied and interesting… let’s explore some exceedingly simple possibilities.
Everyone, of any standard, can always pick up something new from absolutely anybody else! …And let’s have some fun in the attempt.
Bring a guitar (if you like, but not essential!); Bring your voices; Bring some enthusiasm to explore… But mostly, bring your good selves and I’ll see if I can inspire you. We may even write a song amongst us – and I’ll see if Mike will let us slot it in, in some four minute concert spot ‘tween the main acts – you never know!

Maximum 10 persons

Sunday

2nd Sept

11 – 1pm

The Scout Hut

Janet Weatherston

Spoons Workshop

Beginners welcome

Sunday

2nd Sept

11 – 12.30pm

Castleberg Room (Upstairs)

Victoria Hall

Jennifer Reid

Clog Dancing Workshop

Learn the basics of Sam Sherry’s intermediate waltz.

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

Sunday

2nd Sept

2 – 4pm

The Scout Hut

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