Oct
27
Sat
Jimmy’s Fiddle / Richmond @ The Georgian Theatre Royal
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm
Jimmy's Fiddle / Richmond @ The Georgian Theatre Royal

James Hill was probably the most famous fiddler on Tyneside during the late Georgian and early Victorian period. He wrote more than 40 tunes, mainly for hornpipes, inspired and informed by the places and characters he came to know.

This story is a reflective account of his life, told through ‘Jimmy’s ghost’ and set in and around The Hawk public house, which was owned by his future father-in-law. The narrative unfolds to a back-drop of James Hill’s own compositions, clog dancing and songs from the time, incorporating some newly commissioned pieces.

Featuring two top virtuoso fiddle players Tom McConville (BBC Musician of the Year) and Stewart Hardy, this show provides fantastic entertainment for all the family. Tom and Stewart will be joined by two of the North East’s finest singers Alan Fitzimmons and Jim Mageean and clog dancing champion Natalie Rae.

Nov
9
Fri
Fiddle Techniques Workshop – Fully Booked @ JSArts
Nov 9 – Nov 11 all-day
Fiddle Techniques Workshop - Fully Booked @ JSArts | Grantham | United Kingdom

Fiddle Techniques with Stewart Hardy
Fully Booked

Tunes are carefully selected to work as exercises demonstrating particular techniques, whilst at the same time providing a melodic stimulus. Exercises are extracted from the tunes to facilitate applying the technique to other tunes. Many of the tunes are suitable for multi-level workshops, with the teaching of a variety of techniques, requiring greater or lesser technical experience, applied to them. Subject matter includes: bowing technique, left hand technique and general fiddle well-being. In the choice of repertoire emphasis is given to stylistic aspects of the music. A number of considerations are given to the selection of tunes, including their interest to Stewart in his studies, their interest to the general musical community, their demonstration of particular stylistic nuances, and as being representative of a composer’s style.

All sheet music and mp3 files of all the tunes covered are provided and included in the price. Plus recordings of exercises from the course where these are helpful.

The workshops typically take between 7 & 10 people for three days of instruction. The cost covers all food, tuition, refreshments and overnight accommodation.The course cost for the weekend (Friday Lunchtime through to Sunday evening) includes everything by way of meals and refreshments, so no need to spend another penny on anything once you are there. Vegan and vegetarian diets are catered for, as are lactose and gluten intolerance.

Over the weekend there are 10 * 75 minute workshops. Dinner is followed each evening by an informal session led by Stewart. These help reinforce the techniques learned during the day, give you a chance to hear and learn new tunes and teach others some of your own favourites.

Your tutor is available to you from breakfast until bed-time for questions and advice.

Feb
22
Fri
Mixed Instruments Workshop – Fully Booked @ JSArts
Feb 22 – Feb 24 all-day
Mixed Instruments Workshop - Fully Booked @ JSArts | Grantham | United Kingdom

Mixed Instruments Workshop with Stewart Hardy
Fully Booked

The workshops typically take between 7 & 10 people for three days of instruction. The cost covers all food, tuition, refreshments and overnight accommodation.The course cost for weekend (Friday Lunchtime through to Sunday evening) includes everything by way of meals and refreshments, so no need to spend another penny on anything once you are here. Vegan and vegetarian diets are catered for, as are lactose and gluten intolerance.

There are on average 6 hours of workshops daily. Dinner is followed each evening by an informal session led by Stewart. These help reinforce the techniques learned during the day, give you a chance to hear and learn new tunes and teach others some of your own favourites.

Your tutor is available to you from breakfast until bed-time for questions and advice.

Mar
22
Fri
Fiddle Techniques Workshop @ JSArts
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day
Fiddle Techniques Workshop @ JSArts | Grantham | United Kingdom

Fiddle Techniques with Stewart Hardy

Tunes are carefully selected to work as exercises demonstrating particular techniques, whilst at the same time providing a melodic stimulus. Exercises are extracted from the tunes to facilitate applying the technique to other tunes. Many of the tunes are suitable for multi-level workshops, with the teaching of a variety of techniques, requiring greater or lesser technical experience, applied to them. Subject matter includes: bowing technique, left hand technique and general fiddle well-being. In the choice of repertoire emphasis is given to stylistic aspects of the music. A number of considerations are given to the selection of tunes, including their interest to Stewart in his studies, their interest to the general musical community, their demonstration of particular stylistic nuances, and as being representative of a composer’s style.

All sheet music and mp3 files of all the tunes covered are provided and included in the price. Plus recordings of exercises from the course where these are helpful.

The workshops typically take between 7 & 10 people for three days of instruction. The cost covers all food, tuition, refreshments and overnight accommodation.The course cost for the weekend (Friday Lunchtime through to Sunday evening) includes everything by way of meals and refreshments, so no need to spend another penny on anything once you are there. Vegan and vegetarian diets are catered for, as are lactose and gluten intolerance.

Over the weekend there are 10 * 75 minute workshops. Dinner is followed each evening by an informal session led by Stewart. These help reinforce the techniques learned during the day, give you a chance to hear and learn new tunes and teach others some of your own favourites.

Your tutor is available to you from breakfast until bed-time for questions and advice.

Jun
7
Fri
Fiddle Techniques Workshop @ JSArts
Jun 7 – Jun 9 all-day
Fiddle Techniques Workshop @ JSArts | Grantham | United Kingdom

Fiddle Techniques with Stewart Hardy

Tunes are carefully selected to work as exercises demonstrating particular techniques, whilst at the same time providing a melodic stimulus. Exercises are extracted from the tunes to facilitate applying the technique to other tunes. Many of the tunes are suitable for multi-level workshops, with the teaching of a variety of techniques, requiring greater or lesser technical experience, applied to them. Subject matter includes: bowing technique, left hand technique and general fiddle well-being. In the choice of repertoire emphasis is given to stylistic aspects of the music. A number of considerations are given to the selection of tunes, including their interest to Stewart in his studies, their interest to the general musical community, their demonstration of particular stylistic nuances, and as being representative of a composer’s style.

All sheet music and mp3 files of all the tunes covered are provided and included in the price. Plus recordings of exercises from the course where these are helpful.

The workshops typically take between 7 & 10 people for three days of instruction. The cost covers all food, tuition, refreshments and overnight accommodation.The course cost for the weekend (Friday Lunchtime through to Sunday evening) includes everything by way of meals and refreshments, so no need to spend another penny on anything once you are there. Vegan and vegetarian diets are catered for, as are lactose and gluten intolerance.

Over the weekend there are 10 * 75 minute workshops. Dinner is followed each evening by an informal session led by Stewart. These help reinforce the techniques learned during the day, give you a chance to hear and learn new tunes and teach others some of your own favourites.

Your tutor is available to you from breakfast until bed-time for questions and advice.

Jul
12
Fri
Advanced Fiddle Techniques Workshop @ Venue tbc - North East England
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day
Advanced Fiddle Techniques Workshop @ Venue tbc - North East England | Grantham | United Kingdom

Advanced Fiddle Techniques with Stewart Hardy

 

Save the date: 12th – 14th July 2019.

Venue to be confirmed. More details to follow.

Sep
6
Fri
Fiddle Techniques Workshop @ Venue tbc - North East England
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day
Fiddle Techniques Workshop @ Venue tbc - North East England | Grantham | United Kingdom

Fiddle Techniques with Stewart Hardy

Save the date: 6th – 8th September 2019
Venue to be confirmed, in the North East of England

 

Join Stewart for a weekend of intensive fiddle tuition. This course is aimed at a range of abilities, centred on intermediate fiddle players, and is not suitable for absolute beginners. Tunes will be taught as if by ear, phrase by phrase, with notation available. All tuition, sheet music and mp3 files of the tunes covered and included in the price. Recordings and notation of the tunes are sent out in advance, and recordings of exercises from the course are sent on to you after the course.

The workshops typically take between 8 and 12 people for two and a half days of instruction. The cost covers all food, tuition, refreshments and overnight accommodation.The course cost for the weekend (Friday afternoon through to Sunday afternoon) includes everything by way of meals and refreshments, so no need to spend another penny on anything once you are there.

Over the weekend there are 10 * 75 minute workshops. Your tutor is available to you from breakfast until bed-time for questions and advice.

Tunes are carefully selected to work as exercises demonstrating particular techniques, whilst at the same time providing a melodic stimulus. Exercises are extracted from the tunes to facilitate applying the technique to other tunes. Many of the tunes are suitable for multi-level workshops, with the teaching of a variety of techniques, requiring greater or lesser technical experience, applied to them. Subject matter includes: bowing technique, left hand technique and general fiddle well-being. In the choice of repertoire emphasis is given to stylistic aspects of the music. A number of considerations are given to the selection of tunes, including their interest to Stewart in his studies, their interest to the general musical community, their demonstration of particular stylistic nuances, and as being representative of a composer’s style.

For further information or to express your interest in this course, please email Ali (jsarts@stewarthardy.co.uk)

Sep
27
Fri
Advanced Fiddle Techniques Workshop @ Rydal Hall
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day
Advanced Fiddle Techniques Workshop @ Rydal Hall | Grantham | United Kingdom

Advanced Fiddle Techniques with Stewart Hardy

27th – 29th September 2019.
Rydal Hall in the Lake District
Rydal Hall, Ambleside LA22 9LX

 

Join Stewart in the beautiful surroundings of Rydal Hall in the Lake District, for a weekend of intensive Advanced Fiddle tuition. The course is fully catered, with private bedrooms and runs from 3 pm Friday until 5 pm on Sunday. This course is aimed at advanced fiddle players and will cover a range of more difficult tunes, fiddle bowings and ornaments. Tunes will be taught as if by ear, phrase by phrase, with notation available. All tuition, sheet music and mp3 files of the tunes covered and included in the price. Recordings and notation of the tunes are sent out in advance, and recordings of exercises from the course are sent on to you after the course.

The workshops typically take between 8 and 12 people for two and a half days of instruction. The cost covers all food, tuition, refreshments and overnight accommodation.The course cost for the weekend (Friday afternoon through to Sunday afternoon) includes everything by way of meals and refreshments, so no need to spend another penny on anything once you are there.

Over the weekend there are 10 * 75 minute workshops. Your tutor is available to you from breakfast until bed-time for questions and advice.

Tunes are carefully selected to work as exercises demonstrating particular techniques, whilst at the same time providing a melodic stimulus. Exercises are extracted from the tunes to facilitate applying the technique to other tunes. Many of the tunes are suitable for multi-level workshops, with the teaching of a variety of techniques, requiring greater or lesser technical experience, applied to them. Subject matter includes: bowing technique, left hand technique and general fiddle well-being. In the choice of repertoire emphasis is given to stylistic aspects of the music. A number of considerations are given to the selection of tunes, including their interest to Stewart in his studies, their interest to the general musical community, their demonstration of particular stylistic nuances, and as being representative of a composer’s style.

For further information or to express your interest in this course, please email Ali (jsarts@stewarthardy.co.uk)

 

Oct
25
Fri
Mixed Instruments Workshop @ Venue tbc
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day
Mixed Instruments Workshop @ Venue tbc | Grantham | United Kingdom

Mixed Instruments Workshop with Stewart Hardy

Save the dates: 26th – 27th October 2019
Venue tbc.

Nov
8
Fri
Fiddle Techniques Workshop @ Rydal Hall
Nov 8 – Nov 10 all-day
Fiddle Techniques Workshop @ Rydal Hall | Grantham | United Kingdom

Fiddle Techniques with Stewart Hardy

Save the date: 8th – 10th November 2019
Rydal Hall in the Lake District
Rydal Hall, Ambleside LA22 9LX

Join Stewart in the beautiful surroundings of Rydal Hall in the Lake District, for a weekend of intensive fiddle tuition. The course is fully catered, with private bedrooms and runs from 3 pm Friday until 5 pm on Sunday. This course is aimed at a range of abilities, centred on intermediate players, and is not suitable for absolute beginners. Tunes will be taught as if by ear, phrase by phrase, with notation available. All tuition, sheet music and mp3 files of the tunes covered and included in the price. Recordings and notation of the tunes are sent out in advance, and recordings of exercises from the course are sent on to you after the course.

The workshops typically take between 8 and 12 people for two and a half days of instruction. The cost covers all food, tuition, refreshments and overnight accommodation.The course cost for the weekend (Friday afternoon through to Sunday afternoon) includes everything by way of meals and refreshments, so no need to spend another penny on anything once you are there.

Over the weekend there are 10 * 75 minute workshops. Your tutor is available to you from breakfast until bed-time for questions and advice.

Tunes are carefully selected to work as exercises demonstrating particular techniques, whilst at the same time providing a melodic stimulus. Exercises are extracted from the tunes to facilitate applying the technique to other tunes. Many of the tunes are suitable for multi-level workshops, with the teaching of a variety of techniques, requiring greater or lesser technical experience, applied to them. Subject matter includes: bowing technique, left hand technique and general fiddle well-being. In the choice of repertoire emphasis is given to stylistic aspects of the music. A number of considerations are given to the selection of tunes, including their interest to Stewart in his studies, their interest to the general musical community, their demonstration of particular stylistic nuances, and as being representative of a composer’s style.

For further information or to express your interest in this course, please email Ali (jsarts@stewarthardy.co.uk)