July Fiddle Workshops
Learn a tune and all the fiddle techniques behind it to get the style and groove of the music into your playing. This live workshop will be delivered on Zoom, with notation and audio files provided in advance.
Sunday 26th July: 14:00 – 16:00
Advanced: Blaydon Flats (a North East reel by A. Mackintosh associated with the fiddling tradition of James Hill)
Blaydon Flats (Advanced): a classic D major reel, long associated with one of Tynesides most famous fiddlers, James Hill. The tune spans all four strings and an ability to play at speed across this range is needed to get the the full effect this fiddling masterpiece. We will look at various bowing patterns which both enhance the groove of the tune as well as helping to facilitate its speed. In addition we will look at ricochet bowing and the folk fiddler’s version of ‘double stops’ – ringing strings and lazy bows.
For full details, please see the July Fiddle Workshops page
If you haven’t attended a music workshop on Zoom before, here is a page of Zoom Workshop Tips to get the most out of your experience. A strong and reliable internet connection, plus headphones or an external speaker are recommended.