Lewes Saturday Folk Club Workshop No 235

TOM McCONVILLE FIDDLE WORKSHOP http://www.tommcconville.co.uk/

Saturday 18th. March 2017
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Places £35. Booking form available here.
(£17 for two under 25-year olds)

The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA

'Tom is a brilliant fiddler & great singer; a wonderful ambassador of the James Hill musical tradition.' (Aly Bain). Tom's ground-breaking fiddle playing has had a huge influence on his contemporaries. The traditional sounds of Newcastle, Scotland, Ireland & America are fused with classical, jazz & bluegrass. The results are timeless. He has played with Bob Fox, Kieran Halpin, his own band Dabhand, Alistair Anderson's Syncopace, Phil Cunningham, Barbara Dixon, Chris Newman & Pauline Cato. He's an inspiration for the new generation of musicians including Seth Lakeman & Kate Rusby.

The workshop will focus on how to choose fiddle tunes & play them in a simple, lively & dynamic style, conscious control of the bow & violin, & the use of chords & embellishment. Some music will be sent out in advance.

The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA

(admission £8; advance tickets available from address at end of the booking form)

Provisional Timetable

10.45 Registration & coffee; order lunch (refreshments are not included)
11.00 A waltz & march to begin. Understanding & sharing each other's music. Remember, PRACTICE MAKES PERMANENT! PERFECT PRACTICE IS BEST!!
12.30 Lunch
13.30 How to slow the tune down, leaving the notes out of the picture! This will feature bowing & tempo. In whatever style you prefer, you can make the tune your own.
15.00 Tea/coffee break
15.15 The joy of playing & the art of solo fiddle. Where has all the fun gone!! Performance techniques & some more of Tom's tunes.
16.45 Finish

N.B. Booking is recommended as numbers are limited.
Maps & accommodation lists will be sent in advance if requested.

Valmai Goodyear,
20, St. John's Terrace,
East Sussex

Tel. (01273) 476757
e-mail: Valmai Goodyear
Website: http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/