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A series of inspiring events for traditional flute and fiddle players, consisting of workshops, talks, recitals, sessions, meals and more.
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TradFolk in the Lodge, 10th - 12th May 2013, Wiston Lodge, near Biggar
"Food fantastic, atmosphere great, surroundings brilliant."
Our popular annual residential weekend returns for a fourth time. Enjoy a weekend of workshops, sessions, ceilidhs and fabulous food in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Wiston Lodge is an old hunting lodge set in 52 acres of woodlands. It has large gardens and two comfortable sitting rooms inside with open fires, perfect for a late night session!
Friday: Arrival from 5.30pm, welcome dinner, evening
workshop and tutor led session.
Saturday: Morning and afternoon workshops and
ceilidh in the evening.
Sunday: Optional hill walk, workshops, finale.
I'm delighted that George Ormiston will be the guest tutor this year. As well as being a renowned flute maker George is an excellent player, with a diverse range of influences and repertoire. Along with delivering a workshop focusing on Scottish music he will also lead a discussion on the history of the flute in Scottish music, going back to its roots before the folk revival. There will also be time for a presentation on flute maintenance and a brief look at the building process. I'm sure George's input will be very interesting and a great addition to the weekend.
Fully inclusive: Early bird (book by 31st March) £165 / Standard £185
Our fully inclusive package includes all workshops, accommodation, meals and activities.
Non residential: Early bird (book by 31st March) £120 / Standard £140
TradFolk in the Park, 24th August 2013, Mugdock Country ParkFor the 2013 TradFolk programme we've included some extra day events alongside our annual residential event at Wiston Lodge. We were keen to ensure that the additional events were more than just some extra workshops. A residential weekend by definition has to involve time to relax, eat and socialise. We’ve tried to incorporate these elements into each of the day workshops, whilst attempting to give them a unique flavour of their own.
On 24th August we will utilise the beautiful theatre in Mugdock Country Park to host TradFolk in the Park, which will feature an intimate recital from flute/fiddle duet Patricia McArdle & Roisin Anne Hughes, who came 2nd in the Senior Duet competition at Fleadh Cheoil na h’Eireann 2012.
Of course the day will also feature workshops, sessions, a group meal, and a bit of time for a (non-compulsory!) walk around this beautiful country park if it's a nice day.
We realise Mugdock Country Park is a little out of the way in terms of public transport, but don't let that put you off. We endeavor to do what we can to assist transport, through lift shares or co-ordinated taxi's. Milngavie station is only about 5-10 mins from Mugdock. The last train back to Glasgow is at 22.42 so you'll be able to enjoy all of the session!
4pm Slow session
6pm Group Meal
7.30pm Patricia McArdle & Roisin Anne Hughes in concert
TradFolk West, 23rd November 2013, Glasgow
More info to follow
More info will be posted here soon. In the meantime if you'd like us to send out a flyer with more information then please contact me. Alternatively head over to our facebook page.
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