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
7
Wed
North East Fiddle School: Late Autumn Half-Term @ Westfield School - Senior House
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm

NORTH EAST FIDDLE SCHOOL

Five week course: Weds 7th Nov – 5th Dec 2018
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
[One class only:  £45]

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.

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
14
Wed
North East Fiddle School: Late Autumn Half-Term @ Westfield School - Senior House
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm

NORTH EAST FIDDLE SCHOOL

Five week course: Weds 7th Nov – 5th Dec 2018
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
[One class only:  £45]

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.

Nov
21
Wed
North East Fiddle School: Late Autumn Half-Term @ Westfield School - Senior House
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm

NORTH EAST FIDDLE SCHOOL

Five week course: Weds 7th Nov – 5th Dec 2018
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
[One class only:  £45]

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.

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

 

Nov
28
Wed
North East Fiddle School: Late Autumn Half-Term @ Westfield School - Senior House
Nov 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm

NORTH EAST FIDDLE SCHOOL

Five week course: Weds 7th Nov – 5th Dec 2018
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
[One class only:  £45]

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.

Dec
5
Wed
North East Fiddle School: Late Autumn Half-Term @ Westfield School - Senior House
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm

NORTH EAST FIDDLE SCHOOL

Five week course: Weds 7th Nov – 5th Dec 2018
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
[One class only:  £45]

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.

Dec
13
Thu
Holly & Ivy Roadshow in Jarrow @ Jarrow Cross Primary School
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for our only public performance of the Holly & Ivy Roadshow this year, which will take place in Jarrow on Thursday 13th December at 5pm.

David Oliver, Stewart Hardy and Laura Connolly present a very merry seasonal celebration. Featuring accordion, fiddle, flute, song, dance & not forgetting the jingle stick, buckets, shovels & colanders!

“…the kind of musical event where everyone leaves smiling with a feeling that Christmas is indeed just around the corner.”

Free entrance: tickets from the Big Local Base – Jarrow Hub. Please call 0191 424 1577

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Jan
16
Wed
North East Fiddle School: 2019 Block 1 @ Westfield School - Senior House
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm

NORTH EAST FIDDLE SCHOOL

Five week course: Weds 16th Jan – 13th Feb 2019
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
[One class only:  £45]

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 tutors teach classes based on fiddle technique and style, for different ability levels. Over the course of each evening both ability groups will be taught by two different tutors, which alternate each block, 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.