A summer 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 course with Emma Sweeney focuses on traditional Irish folk with an emphasis on authentic style, ornamentation and embellishment. This eight week course, plus performance, is open to players of 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!
Sessions 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 one or more local folk sessions. Times and dates to be arranged.
“A great way to learn some traditional tunes, improve aural skills and learn about how to play in an authentic Irish style.” – Course participant.
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. Tunes are learned largely by ear with supporting resources including audio and notation available online as the course progresses.
If you are not sure about your level or the suitability of your instrument to the course please contact email@example.com for some guidance.
This course is brought to you by Band on the Wall and produced by Brighter Sound.
Mondays: 12, 19, 26 Jun. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jul.