Upcoming EventsMay19Wed7:00 pm NEFS 2021 Block 3 – Online @ Online - Videos & ZoomNEFS 2021 Block 3 – Online @ Online - Videos & ZoomMay 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pmNorth East Fiddle School returns with a new block of fully online materials. Technique and tunes are taught through video tutorials which are added to weekly and can be accessed indefinitely after that so you...May21Fri7:00 pm May Workshops 2021: Play-along S... @ Online - on ZoomMay Workshops 2021: Play-along S... @ Online - on ZoomMay 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmMay Workshops 2021 Play-along Session in Harmony for Mixed Instruments This will be a Zoom call open to intermediate players (and above) of any instrument. Notation will be provided in advance for all the tunes,...May22Sat10:00 am May Workshops 2021: Fiddle Works... @ Online - on ZoomMay Workshops 2021: Fiddle Works... @ Online - on ZoomMay 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pmMay Workshops 2021 Fiddle Workshop 1 Zoom Workshop Saturday 22nd May: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Competent Beginner to Upper Intermediate level Marino Casino (John Sheahan) In this morning workshop there is an opportunity to learn...2:00 pm May Workshops 2021: Fiddle Works... @ Online - on ZoomMay Workshops 2021: Fiddle Works... @ Online - on ZoomMay 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pmMay Workshops 2021 Fiddle Workshop 2 Zoom Workshop Saturday 27th March: 14:00 – 16:00 Intermediate to Advanced level Saint Cuthbert Crossing the Rhine (Chris Ormston) In this afternoon workshop we’ll look at a personal favourite from...
2 days agoJust one week to go until our May Workshops! Next Friday evening will be the Play-along session with lots of luscious harmony lines. Then on the Saturday there will be the chance to learn two great tunes; the beautifully lyrical tune, Marino Casino, by John Sheahan, and a terrific, punchy rant from the legenday Northumbrian piper, Chris Ormston, called Saint Cuthbert Crossing the Rhine.If you've been wondering about signing up to the fiddle workshops, but weren't sure about how Stewart goes about teaching a tune, you might want to check out this video tutorial on the English jig, Summer Dance, recorded last July. Stewart introduces different types of bowing patterns to try, and breaks down the tune, teaching it phrase by phrase, before adding ornamentation and lazy bows to the whole tune. Enjoy!youtu.be/dQEAhat-PlY ... See MoreSee LessStewart Hardy Music updated their cover photo.
7 days agoWe have been enjoying these weekend workshops on Zoom tremendously, and whilst we still can't run workshops in person they are a great way to continue playing and learning.Friday's evening play-along session is open to all instruments, and the notation (with harmony and chord suggestions) and audio files of the tunes will be provided in advance. 🎻🎹🎸🎷🎺🪕 (yes, transposing instruments and other clefs are welcome and will be catered for! Please get in touch early to request details)🎻 The two fiddle workshops on Sat 22nd May will each teach a tune, phrase by phrase with all the tips and techniques required to bring the tune off the page - once you know the trick to playing any awkward passages you’ll wonder what the problem ever was! The morning workshop will look at John Sheahan’s beautifully lyrical tune, Marino Casino, and in the afternoon we will explore a terrific Northumbrian rant by legendary piper Chris Ormston, Saint Cuthbert Crossing the Rhine.Notation and audio files are provided in advance and recordings of the Zoom calls will be available afterwards for participants to replay on demand. 🎧💻Full details and links for booking are here:www.stewarthardy.co.uk/may-workshops-2021/Play-along Session in Harmony: Fri 21st May, 7.00 - 9.00 pmFiddle Workshop 1: Sat 22nd May, 10.00 am - 12 noonFiddle Workshop 2: Sat 22nd May, 2.00 - 4.00 pmWorkshops are £20 each, 2 workshops for £35, or 3 for £50 ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks agoTwo years ago today our ensemble Woolsington Strings played at the Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering. Here's a snippet of one of the tunes, Majas Brudvals - a Swedish bridal march by Fredrik Lindh.It will be so lovely when we are allowed to get together and play some glorious fiddle harmonies once again! ... See MoreSee Less
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