Folk Group Course

  • 22.06.16 - 06.07.16

Brighter Sound presents a summer folk group course with traditional fiddle star Emma Sweeney. Learn to play Irish folk tunes and styles on any melodic instrument.

This established folk group course with Emma Sweeney focuses on traditional Irish folk with an emphasis on authentic style, ornamentation and embellishment. The eight week course is open to any melodic instrument, including whistle, flute, accordion, harmonica and guitar. If you and your instrument can carry a tune then you can play it in these sessions.

Three sessions will include additional support for guitarists giving tips on accompanying styles and putting chords to the tunes as they are learned.

There will also be whole group performance opportunities to play with Emma at local folk ’sessions’ and at Band on the Wall at the end of the course. This is a friendly way to ‘test the waters’ of the local folk scene with a respected and experienced player at your side.

This course is for intermediate to advanced players of all backgrounds (including jazz, classical, rock, pop and world music). Experience of playing in folk styles is obviously an advantage, although not compulsory.