Folk on the Tyne: Free Workshops with Emily Portman, Alasdair Roberts, Lucy Farrell, Hannah Read and Jack Rutter
Spend a morning learning from the contemporary folk scene’s best musicians, totally for free.
Led by popular workshop leader Dave Gray (Varldens Band/Katie Doherty and the Navigators) participants will also learn from a fantastic Folk on the Tyne line up including Jack Rutter, Lucy Farrell, Alasdair Roberts, Emily Portman and Hannah Read.
Then, join Folk on the Tyne’s flash band as you open the festival with a Big Tune & Song that has been learnt in the morning.
This morning of music and dance workshops is designed to suit everyone from beginners to experts of all ages (children 8 and younger should be accompanied by an adult).
Music will be available in advance (formats available include: audio/tab/sheet music/chords and music for transposing instrument will be available on request)
Song – Alasdair Roberts and Emily Portman
Fiddle – Hannah Read and Lucy Farrell
Mixed Instruments – Jack Rutter and Dave Gray
9.30am: Arrival, Big Band warm up
10am – 11am: Workshops* (see choices)
11am – 11.15am: Break
11.15am – 12 noon: Big Band Rehearsal
12noon: Big Band Performance and Ceilidh