Scottish Flute Day : Edinburgh - Sat.May 10th 2014

As part of the TradFest series of events in Edinburgh, between 29th April and 11th May, a one-day series of workshops is planned to Explore and develop ways of playing Scottish traditional music on the flute, covering different styles and tunes, technique, decoration, breathing, phrasing, tone production and history.Full details from the website below :http://www.tracscotland.org/festivals/tradfest/eve nts/1063/flutefling-edinburgh-scottish-flute-dayThere are 3 tutors :Gordon Turnbull [ Edinburgh ] - simple-system fluteSharon Creasey [ Glasgow ] - Boehm system fluteKenny Hadden [ me ] [ Aberdeen ] - simple-system fluteIt should be an interesting, and busy day. We hope to arrange a session somewhere on the Saturday night, and maybe even beforehand on the Friday. All are welcome - hope to meet some of you there.

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  • As part of the TradFest series of events in Edinburgh, between 29th April and 11th May, a one-day series of workshops is planned to Explore and develop ways of playing Scottish traditional music on the flute, covering different styles and tunes, technique, decoration, breathing, phrasing, tone production and history.Full details from the website below :http://www.tracscotland.org/festivals/tradfest/eve nts/1063/flutefling-edinburgh-scottish-flute-dayThere are 3 tutors :Gordon Turnbull [ Edinburgh ] - simple-system fluteSharon Creasey [ Glasgow ] - Boehm system fluteKenny Hadden [ me ] [ Aberdeen ] - simple-system fluteIt should be an interesting, and busy day. We hope to arrange a session somewhere on the Saturday night, and maybe even beforehand on the Friday. All are welcome - hope to meet some of you there.
  • Cant help but think youd get a lot of interest in Lanarkshire.
  • I organised a series of flute workshops in Cowal way back in the 80s (classical instruments, is that Boehm?) to encourage people who had learned/were learning formally from music to try playing traditionally, by ear.The tutor was Lynn Shevitz / OShay, who played at that time with the Desperate Danz Band, and for the first workshop she brought a young Eilidh Shaw (age 17?) to play tunes in West Highland fiddle style (as taught to her by Aonghas Grant) - the flautists then had to sing, then play, what they heard -- no sheet music till they had got a good grasp of the tune and style. People found it liberating, not being required to rigidly follow the dots, and some of them made the transition to folk music and sessions.
  • Update on this event - the numbers signed up at the moment are pretty healthy, but there are still some places left for anyone interested.Also, sessions have been arranged for the night before, this Friday coming, and after the days classes on Saturday night.
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