Mar
10
Fri
Fiddle Techniques Workshop @ JSArts
Mar 10 – Mar 12 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. 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 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
29
Wed
Morpeth Community Strings @ Morpeth Bagpipe Museum
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Morpeth Community Strings @ Morpeth Bagpipe Museum

Two workshops with Stewart Hardy

Wednesdays 29th March and 12th April

These workshops will be rehearsing arrangements of tunes written by Stewart to commemorate the tricentenary of Morpeth Town Hall, for a performance at the Golden Gala Concert. All bowed string players of intermediate standard and above are welcome.

Participation £6 (one or two workshops)
School age children are free.

Golden Gala Concert, Fri 21st April
Morpeth Methodist Church, 7.30 pm

 

Resources (sheet music and recordings of the tunes) for those wishing to take part can be found here.

Apr
12
Wed
Morpeth Community Strings @ Morpeth Bagpipe Museum
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Morpeth Community Strings @ Morpeth Bagpipe Museum

Two workshops with Stewart Hardy

Wednesdays 29th March and 12th April

These workshops will be rehearsing arrangements of tunes written by Stewart to commemorate the tricentenary of Morpeth Town Hall, for a performance at the Golden Gala Concert. All bowed string players of intermediate standard and above are welcome.

Participation £6 (one or two workshops)
School age children are free.

Golden Gala Concert, Fri 21st April
Morpeth Methodist Church, 7.30 pm

May
26
Fri
Mixed Instrument Workshop @ JSArts
May 26 – May 28 all-day
Mixed Instrument Workshop @ JSArts | Grantham | United Kingdom

Mixed Instruments 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.

Jun
9
Fri
Fiddle Techniques Workshop @ JSArts
Jun 9 – Jun 11 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. 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 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.

Nov
18
Sat
Shropshire Workshop Weekend @ Shropshire Discovery Centre
Nov 18 – Nov 19 all-day
Shropshire Workshop Weekend @ Shropshire Discovery Centre

Learn to play some wonderful Northumbrian tunes from a Master of the tradition. These two workshops celebrate the rich and glorious musical heritage of the North East of England. Saturday is for fiddle players only, Sunday is open to players of any instruments. Plus ‘An Evening with Stewart Hardy’ at the Swan Inn, Aston Munslow.

Saturday: “The Flesh and Bones of Fiddle Tunes”
Level : intermediate & advanced

Taking some great fiddle tunes as examples, Stewart will introduce you to the secrets of the distinctive Northumbrian fiddle style. Stewart is known for his attention to detail, covering bowing, ornaments and how to discover the rhythmic personality of each tune.

Sunday: “Make a Joyful Noise” – all instruments welcome

Expect a day of uplifting music, fun and a few challenges along the way. Stewart is an expert arranger of music for mixed instrument groups. Whether you play melody, chords or bass lines there will be a place for everyone in this day of ensemble playing.

‘An Evening with Stewart Hardy’ (Saturday)
The Swan Inn, Aston Munslow SY7 9ER
Short concert followed by a tunes session .

Workshop fees (including lunch& hot drinks):
EarlyBird: £53 per dayor £105 both days.
After May 1st: £58 per day or £110 for both days
Evening event: £10 including curry. Must be pre-booked, priority to course participants.

Overnight accommodation & campervan parking available – please ask for details.

How to book: e mail Kitty: folkfiddleteacher@gmail.com & we’ll send full details.

Dec
10
Sun
Fiddle Day – Youth Workshop @ Eve Trew School of Dance
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Fiddle Day - Youth Workshop @ Eve Trew School of Dance

Stewart will be holding a Youth Workshop as part of the Fiddle Day in Low Fell on Sunday 10th December 2017.

The focus will be on tunes and techniques for fiddle players, geared towards young people of around Grade 3 standard or above.

The workshop will be held at the Eve Trew School of Dance in Low Fell, and onsite car parking and good transport links are available.

Fiddle Day – Adult Workshops @ Eve Trew School of Dance
Dec 10 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Fiddle Day - Adult Workshops @ Eve Trew School of Dance

Stewart will be holding a Fiddle Day in Low Fell on Sunday 10th December 2017.

The focus will be on tunes and techniques for fiddle players – popular and interesting folk tunes and the techniques required on the fiddle to help these come to life (bowing, groove, ornamentation). This workshop is aimed at intermediate and improving adult learners (not complete beginners). There is a separate Youth Workshop for young people.

The day will be taught from 11.30 am – 3 pm with a 30 min break for lunch at 1 pm. Please bring your lunch, or there is a Co-op and a Subway open on Sundays in Low Fell. Tea, coffee and juice will be provided.

If you are unable to attend for the whole day, it is possible to book for either the morning or afternoon sessions only. The workshop will be designed as a whole day, but either session will stand alone and can be booked separately (Morning 11:30 – 13:00 / Afternoon 13:30 – 15:00).

The workshop will be held at the Eve Trew School of Dance in Low Fell, and onsite car parking and good transport links are available.

Jan
10
Wed
NEFS Opening Evening @ Westfield School
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm
NEFS Opening Evening @ Westfield School

Opening Evening

Five week course (10th Jan – 7th Feb 2018)
Class 1:  18:30 – 19:45
Class 2:  20:00 – 21:15
Both classes will be available at two ability levels.

Booking information available via the North East Fiddle School website – use the Contact Page to send your details.

Apr
25
Wed
NEFS Early Summer term @ Westfield School Senior House
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – May 23 @ 9:15 pm
NEFS Early Summer term @ Westfield School Senior House

Early Summer Term

Five week course (25th Apr- 23rd May 2018)
Technique Class:  18:30 – 19:45
Style Class:  20:00 – 21:15

 

Both classes will be available at two ability levels.
(Level 1: beginner/intermediate;  Level 2: intermediate/advanced)

£80 for both classes per night / £45 for one class per night

Booking available via the contact page on the North East Fiddle School website or the Facebook page @NEFiddleSchool.