Unlike many workshops - WE'RE DIFFERENT...
...We DON'T believe in using a workshop to learn new tunes.
We believe in using a workshop to learn the inflections & accents that make tunes come ALIVE!
**COVID 19 Workshop Update**
Following the Government's Guidelines on Social Distancing, it would be irresponsible for us to assume our workshop can run to its high standards this July. So, it is with a heavy heart that we must cancel our annual Dunoon Scottish Music Workshop, for the health and safety of all of us.
If you have signed up for the 2020 cohort, you will of course be refunded IN FULL for your place. Please bear with us, whilst we organise the refunds through our venue and we thank you for your support and patience through this difficult period.
We look forward to welcoming you into the 2021 workshop and in the meantime.... keep practicing!!!
Boasting 3 world class tutors in Fiddle, Bouzouki and Whistle. Our workshop delivers a high-end musical masterclass in the west coast town of Dunoon in Argyll. Our modern approach to learning begins a month before the workshop. We send the sheet music and tune structure in "mp3" to you via email in June, allowing "sight readers" and "learn by ear" students time to grasp the tunes a whole month BEFORE the workshop begins.
We want you to leave the workshop FEELING the music, not just memorizing the notes!
Prior knowledge and confidence in the tunes enhance the overall workshop experience.
It's with this modern approach and researched teaching method, that musicians
develop a well rounded experience with the prep work in place.
Fàilte to the Dunoon Scottish Music Workshop
"We're different... but in the right way."
"What ability is required and how do I join a workshop?"
The age limit for these workshops is 18 years and older
Listen to the 2018 recording of "Christchurch Cathedral" demonstrating the ability of our players:
FIDDLE - players should be able to play scales in B Flat though to E
and feel comfortable playing reels and jigs at 110 bpm or slow ceilidh dance speed.
BOUZOUKI/CITTERN - The ability range is broad with many techniques to learn.
Everyone will gain something different from the weekend - Advanced Beginners welcome!
WHISTLES -A basic playing ability of the High or Low D whistle.
Ability to read music fluently is not a prerequisite, although sheet music will be available at all times.The aim is to develop technique, not to simply bag more tunes. Our ability target for everyone is intermediate and good amateur players with sound basic technique.
Please select your Instrument & Tutor below to join a workshop: