Frequently Asked Questions...

Can I do sessions on more than one instrument? - I'm multi-talented!!!

The Workshop is progressive and designed to move fluently on one instrument through the whole weekend. However it may be possible at the discretion of the Tutors to move from one class to another; e.g. one day Guitar, two days Whistles.

So, how much does it all cost? Are there any concessionary rates?

The cost for all is £145

This sounds AMAZING - How and where can can I book my spot?

Follow the website through your chosen instrument. Alternatively contact us directly at:

What standard do I need to be and what's expected of me?

You should feel comfortable playing in all keys from Bb to E, and be able to play at a slow ceilidh reel pace (around 110 bpm).

Do I have to be able to read music to attend this workshop?

No. You will be provided with music prior to the event in sheet form, and also recorded on MP3. Actual teaching will mostly be done without direct reference to sheet music.

What time does the programme start/finish?

Each day will start at 09.30 and classes will finish at 4.30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 12.30 on Sunday. Evening sessions will take place in the local pubs.

I need accomodation for the weekend - Where can I stay locally?

There are many options from Air BnB to comfortable hotels, If you cannot find somewhere on the internet contact us at: and we shall be more than happy to help.

Are there any meals included in the workshop fee?

Lunch on Friday is included and you are invited to enjoy home made soup and a bun in the Burgh Hall, and to get to know your other musicians. There are a great many choices from the Burgh Hall Cafe, a collection of pubs, Blacks the Bakers, some tearooms and a Subway sandwich bar. A small kitchen on site is available for coffee and tea and simple preparation of your own food.

How can I get to Dunoon if I don't have a car? Is there public Transport all the way from Glasgow?

Dunoon is easily reached by train to Gourock and then by Caledonian MacBrayne ferry (takes 25 minutes) to Dunoon Pier. Sadly there is no longer the bus service the whole way from Glasgow to Dunoon; however there is a bus from Glasgow City Centre to Gourock Railway Station from where the ferry leaves for Dunoon.

Are there facilities for disabled musicians?

The Burgh Hall is well served by a lift and facilities for the disabled. If you are unsure, please contact us at:

What's the minimum age that can attend the workshop?

18 years old

Where is the workshop held and what time should I arrive?

The workshop is held in Dunoon’s fabulous and recently refurbished Burgh Hall. Please arrive at 0930am each day to set up and complete registration.