May
12
Fri
Stewart & Frank in Dumfries @ The Swallow Theatre
May 12 @ 7:30 pm
Stewart & Frank in Dumfries @ The Swallow Theatre

Stewart and Frank will perform in this lovely venue in Dumfries and Galloway featuring lots of new material from their forthcoming release.

May
13
Sat
Stewart & Frank in Horsley @ The Hearth
May 13 @ 7:30 pm
Stewart & Frank in Horsley @ The Hearth

Stewart and Frank are excited to be playing in the beautiful church at The Hearth in Horsley. This concert is part of the May 2017 tour, featuring lots of new material from their forthcoming release. Tickets £10 (U19 and students £5).

May
16
Tue
Stewart & Frank in Cambridge @ CB2 Bistro
May 16 @ 8:00 pm
Stewart & Frank in Cambridge @ CB2 Bistro

Stewart and Frank are heading off to Cambridge to play in the Basement at CB2 Bistro. This is a great venue for acoustic music and the concert, forming part of the May 2017 Tour will feature lots of new material from their forthcoming release.

CB2 Bistro are offering 10% off your food bill at the restaurant that evening for ticket holders. Contact the Bistro to book a table and take your concert ticket with you (01223 351181 / office@cb2bistro.com)

May
19
Fri
Both Sides the Tweed @ Rosslyn Chapel
May 19 @ 7:30 pm
Both Sides the Tweed @ Rosslyn Chapel

Mick West, Frank McLaughlin and Stewart Hardy  – Scots song and instrumentals from Scotland and Northumberland on fiddle, guitar and Scottish small pipes. Mick has one of Scotland’s most distinctive voices, and in this trio his rich, warm and expressive singing is complimented on guitar and fiddle by the highly creative playing of Frank McLaughlin and Stewart Hardy. The trio has a long standing musical kinship which shines through their arrangements, and makes for a joyous and inspiring performance.

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.