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Frank and I are very pleased to have been asked to come and play at this year’s Rothbury Traditional Music Festival, which is one of my favourite events in the local calendar. We are expecting to perform outside on the green during the day, in the Auction Mart in the evening and possibly popping into the tea time concert in the Church. There will always be time for fish and chips on the village green and for taking a shufty at some of the competitions.
Bottle Bank Band will be performing at The Hearth in Horsley on Friday 11th Aug at 7.30 pm. This is a lovely, welcoming venue with fabulous acoustics in the Church which particularly suit the fiddle – I can’t wait to hear the sound of our four fiddles filling the space!!
The Historically Informed Summer School is a unique international residential course exploring the common ground & connections between early music and folk & traditional music. The course covers all aspects of early music and folk & traditional music and is suitable for students of all ages and experience from elementary to advanced.
Stewart will be exploring the music of the great Irish composer Turlough O’Carolan whose music is still heard in concert halls as well as played in pub sessions. His compositions embrace ideas from the baroque whilst remaining firmly rooted in Gaelic folk music. These workshops will introduce some of O’Carolan’s finest melodies and explore the effect of applying folk articulation and ornamentation to a form that is free of the constraints of regular folk dance structures. As is the tradition on HISS courses, he’ll be involved in a few collaborations – with Mary Tyers working with small folk ensembles which will use old English maggots as repertoire; with Jake Herringman on tunes constructed over a ground bass; and with Anne-Marie Chistensen-Brown looking at playing for “country dances,” comparing and contrasting material from England and Denmark. Material for other classes will include dance tunes used by Nathaniel Thompson in his 1680 publication, “180 Loyal Songs” and, under the banner of acquiring skills for learning by ear, he will also run a workshop looking at pattern recognition in music. Who could possibly resist? Book your place here.
Woolsington Strings is a local string ensemble featuring fiddles and a viola. We delight in arranging folk tunes in harmony, and this is our second public performance. We are looking forward to providing music at the evening opening of a local art group’s exhibition.
1 month agoFancy a few tunes?Just a couple of days until the January Workshops on Zoom. There's a relaxed Friday evening of tunes to play-along to on any instrument and the dots (including tunes, harmonies and chords) are provided. Plus there are two Fiddle Workshops on Saturday, each teaching a tune and fiddle techniques aimed at a different level. Visit the website for full details and booking info. All resources are provided and workshops are recorded and available on YouTube after the event.www.stewarthardy.co.uk/january2021-workshops/ ... See MoreSee LessStewart Hardy Music updated their cover photo.
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2 months agoGearing up for a new block at North East Fiddle School!~~~A new year, a new block of online fiddle tuition!We begin again at NEFS on Weds 13th Jan and bookings are now open. There will be five weeks of material - video tutorials to teach techniques and tunes, and live Zoom workshops for Fiddle Practice techniques and learning core repertoire tunes. Recordings of the workshops will be available afterwards too, so you can access all of the materials at any time you choose!Full details are on the website linked in the event information below. (Sadly the course isn't free as the event shows 🙁 I can't get the FB event to show the price unless it's a Paid FB event! There are also 5 weeks of video tutorials and Zoom workshops, but I couldn't find the event scheduling feature - is it just me today?!?!?!)We hope you can join our friendly community of fiddle players!www.northeastfiddleschool.org.uk/classes/ ... See MoreSee Less
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