Oct
10
Wed
North East Fiddle School: Early Autumn Half-Term @ Westfield School - Senior House
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm

NORTH EAST FIDDLE SCHOOL

Five week course: Weds 26th Sept – 24th Oct 2018
Level 1 (Technique & Style): 6.30 – 7.45 pm  £40
Level 2 – Technique (6.30 – 7.45 pm) and Style (8.00 – 9.15 pm)  £80
Level 3 – Technique (6.30 – 7.45 pm) and Style (8.00 – 9.15 pm)  £80
[Level 2 or 3, one class only:  £45]

Absolute Beginners (one-off five week course) 8.00 – 9.15 pm, £3 per class, pay on the door.

Please email or use the contact form with any queries or to book.

The North East Fiddle School offers weekly classes on Fiddle Technique and Style on a Wednesday evening at the Westfield School in Gosforth. Our excellent team of tutors teach classes based on fiddle technique and style, for three different ability levels. Over the course of each evening all ability groups will be taught by two different tutors, which alternate each half-term, thus allowing for a range of teaching styles and repertoire.

The evenings run on Wednesdays from 6.30 – 9.15 pm and aim to provide an encouraging and stimulating environment for those wishing to improve their fiddle playing and musicianship. Students should be aged 16 or over and details of our full class offerings are available on the NEFS Classes page. Please use the contact form to get in touch and for booking details.

Oct
11
Thu
Jimmy’s Fiddle / Cullercoats @ Cullercoats Crescent Club
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm

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.

JimmysFiddle_TomMcConville

Oct
17
Wed
North East Fiddle School: Early Autumn Half-Term @ Westfield School - Senior House
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm

NORTH EAST FIDDLE SCHOOL

Five week course: Weds 26th Sept – 24th Oct 2018
Level 1 (Technique & Style): 6.30 – 7.45 pm  £40
Level 2 – Technique (6.30 – 7.45 pm) and Style (8.00 – 9.15 pm)  £80
Level 3 – Technique (6.30 – 7.45 pm) and Style (8.00 – 9.15 pm)  £80
[Level 2 or 3, one class only:  £45]

Absolute Beginners (one-off five week course) 8.00 – 9.15 pm, £3 per class, pay on the door.

Please email or use the contact form with any queries or to book.

The North East Fiddle School offers weekly classes on Fiddle Technique and Style on a Wednesday evening at the Westfield School in Gosforth. Our excellent team of tutors teach classes based on fiddle technique and style, for three different ability levels. Over the course of each evening all ability groups will be taught by two different tutors, which alternate each half-term, thus allowing for a range of teaching styles and repertoire.

The evenings run on Wednesdays from 6.30 – 9.15 pm and aim to provide an encouraging and stimulating environment for those wishing to improve their fiddle playing and musicianship. Students should be aged 16 or over and details of our full class offerings are available on the NEFS Classes page. Please use the contact form to get in touch and for booking details.

Oct
19
Fri
Mixed Instruments Workshop – Fully Booked @ JSArts
Oct 19 – Oct 21 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.

Oct
24
Wed
North East Fiddle School: Early Autumn Half-Term @ Westfield School - Senior House
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm

NORTH EAST FIDDLE SCHOOL

Five week course: Weds 26th Sept – 24th Oct 2018
Level 1 (Technique & Style): 6.30 – 7.45 pm  £40
Level 2 – Technique (6.30 – 7.45 pm) and Style (8.00 – 9.15 pm)  £80
Level 3 – Technique (6.30 – 7.45 pm) and Style (8.00 – 9.15 pm)  £80
[Level 2 or 3, one class only:  £45]

Absolute Beginners (one-off five week course) 8.00 – 9.15 pm, £3 per class, pay on the door.

Please email or use the contact form with any queries or to book.

The North East Fiddle School offers weekly classes on Fiddle Technique and Style on a Wednesday evening at the Westfield School in Gosforth. Our excellent team of tutors teach classes based on fiddle technique and style, for three different ability levels. Over the course of each evening all ability groups will be taught by two different tutors, which alternate each half-term, thus allowing for a range of teaching styles and repertoire.

The evenings run on Wednesdays from 6.30 – 9.15 pm and aim to provide an encouraging and stimulating environment for those wishing to improve their fiddle playing and musicianship. Students should be aged 16 or over and details of our full class offerings are available on the NEFS Classes page. Please use the contact form to get in touch and for booking details.

Oct
26
Fri
Stewart & Frank / Glasgow @ Partick Folk Club
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm
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.

Nov
22
Thu
TFA Annual Concert @ St Mary's Heritage Centre
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm

TFA Annual Concert

181122_TFAAnnualConcert_A5Hear music rooted in the Northumbrian tradition in this acoustically beautiful setting. The programme by the Tyneside Fiddle Alliance will include a variety of traditional music. We are delighted to be welcoming Special Guests Chris Meredith, Shona Mooney and Jim Boyle from FiddleTutor. Three fantastic musicians and teachers who are sure to inspire. There will also be spots from our very own talented members – including Northumbrian Pipers, and a fiddle duet. Join us for a fabulous evening of traditional music.

Tickets £5.
Doors open 6.45 pm

 

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.