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!
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
Here is the 2018 recording, demonstrating the ability of our players - "Christchurch Cathedral".
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