Folk Group

  • 21.09.16 - 30.11.16

Brighter Sound presents an Autumn series of Folk Group sessions with traditional fiddle star Emma Sweeney and guitarist Paul Cowham. Learn to play Irish folk tunes and styles on any instrument.

This established and informal folk group focuses on traditional Irish folk with an emphasis on authentic style, ornamentation and embellishment. The ten week course (with performance) is open to any instrument including whistle, flute, accordion, harmonica and guitar. If you and your instrument can carry a tune or a chord sequence then you can play it in these sessions. We’ve even had cello and trombone taking part!

Sessions will include support for guitarists, banjo and mandolin players from Paul Cowham, giving tips on accompanying styles and putting chords to the tunes as they are learned.

There will be group performance opportunities to play with Emma at local folk sessions and in the Picturehouse Bar at Band on the Wall on Wednesday 30th November.

“A great way to learn some traditional tunes, improve aural skills and learn about how to play in an authentic Irish style.” – course participant